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Climate change likely led to fall of Indus Valley Civilisation

The Hindu | 06/09/2020 12:21 PM | Click to read full article

Shifting monsoon patterns linked to climate change likely caused the rise and fall of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, according to a study by an Indian-origin scientist who analyzed data from North India covering the past 5,700 years.

According to his analysis, there was a major shift in monsoon patterns just before the dawn of this civilization and that the pattern reversed course right before it declined, indicating it was, climate change that caused the fall.