Natural catastrophes during Bronze Age civilisations: archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives

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Archaeopress, 1998 - Social Science - 252 pages
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Collection of quirky papers from the second Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Catastrophists' Convention held in Cambridge in 1997. The papers bring together thoughts from a wide range of disciplines - physics, astronomy, archaeology, geology, and anthropology - and from around the world. Amos Nur (Stanford University) explains how the collapse of Bronze Age civilisation can be related to a 50-year-long earthquake storm; Gunnar Heinsohn (Universitat Bremen) argues that Bronze Age ritual and blood sacrifice was a response to living in catastrophic times; and Mark E. Bailey (Armagh Observatory) presents a review of recent findings and historical implications in the study of Near-Earth Objects.

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Contents

Introduction
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Our Place in Space
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The Soil Record of an Exceptional Event at 4000 B P in the Middle East
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