Climate change led to the demise of the Indus Valley Civilisation

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The Indus Valley Civilisation of South Asia ended due to climatic changes, a research by an Indian-origin expert at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the United States has shown.

  • Nishant Malik, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, developed a mathematical tool to study paleoclimate time series, sets of data that tell us about past climates using indirect observations, a report in The Indian Express, said.  
  • According to Malik’s study, a major shift in monsoon patterns occurred at the dawn of the Indus Valley Civilisation. 
  • This reversed right before civilization declined. This indicates that it was indeed climate change that led to the fall of the civilization.


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