How the Akkadian empire was hung out to dry

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Author: Ann Gibbons
Date: Aug. 20, 1993
From: Science(Vol. 261, Issue 5124)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,060 words

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Abstract :

Researchers propose that the Akkadian empire ended abruptly in 2200 BC due to a dramatic change in climate. An analysis of soil records and other data suggests that the Akkadians lost their crops and livestock to drought, which lead to mass migration and the collapse of the civilization.

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Source Citation
Gibbons, Ann. "How the Akkadian empire was hung out to dry." Science, vol. 261, no. 5124, 20 Aug. 1993, p. 985. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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