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The Fall of the Moche: A Critique of Claims for South America's First State

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BBC - Earth News - Logging 'caused Nazca collapse'

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New evidence suggests the fate of the ancient Nazca society of Peru was entwined with that of the huarango tree.
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Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse

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A study of skeletal remains from the ancient city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus Civilization.
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Collapses of Ancient Civilizations - YouTube

While written documents are often preferred, most of the knowledge gained about the Old Kingdom is gathered from the architecture left behind from this time ...
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Britain before Germanic Conquest

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This article covers the Roman conquest of what is now the U.K.; it even covers contact with a scottish tribe known as the picts.  I decided to look into this because I recently watched the movie Centurion which covers the battles with the Picts.

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GERMANIC MOVEMENT THEORIES

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This website covers the different theories surrounding the Roman and the conflict with the Germanic tribes

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Earthquake destroyed ancient Greece?

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An earthquake may have led to the collapse of the first Greeks - the Mycenaens - who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,' a new study has found.

The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece, is a Mediterranean mystery.

Warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes form some leading explanations behind their collapse, 'Our Amazing Planet' reported.

Some scientists also believe one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the culture's collapse.

Now, geologists hope to find evidence to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit, at the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace.


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This covers a possible natural disaster that could have collapsed the Mycenaen Civilizations

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:54 PM

This article speculates that perhaps an earthquake led to the downfall of the Mycenaean era. They are now trying to figure out if frequent earthquake activity was responsible for the beginning of the dark age of Greece by doing tests on the collapsed walls found at the sites. 

Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:37 PM

This site lays the blame on an earthquake for the fall of the Myceaean civilization.

Chase Lee's curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:29 AM

So they are suggesting that Greece was subject to many earthquakes which led to the decline of greek society. Im not too sure about this. It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. It seems to me that if the Parthenon could stay standing for the last 2500 years then it probably wasn't that big of an issue.

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ancientiranthepersianempireandgreece.pdf

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A power point on the life and fall of the Greeks due to internal power corruption and struggle

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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

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A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.

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This article also brings up climate change as a major contributor as to why Greece Fell.  This particular article says that there was a drought that last for about 300 years.

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Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 19, 2014 12:35 AM

Amazing how both egypt and greece fell to mother nature. 

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:49 AM

This Article is very interesting because it talks about how the drought was the major factor of the fall of the "Ancient Greece. The  information that the Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico said was very credible and interesting. For example he said how cities from Greece and Mediterranean were declining at the same period of time when Egypt was being attacked by  marauding sea bandits.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

This is actually very intresting because it talks about how a drought of 300 years could've been the cause of the fall of ancient greece.

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Could Climate Change Have Led To The Fall Of Rome? : NPR

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Rome may have fallen hundreds of years ago, but much of the civilization the Romans built still dots the landscape today. One team of scientists recently unearthed a different kind of Roman artifact that may hold a surprising clue to the empire's downfall. (RT @nprnews: Could Climate Change Have Led To The Fall Of Rome? http://n.pr/hLBMsM)


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This article brings up a theory that the collapse of Rome also had something to do with climate change, a common reason as to why other societies fell in the ancient world.  This theory was developed by studying tree rings.

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Fall of Rome - Reasons for the Fall of Rome Include the Economy and Hoarding

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Hoarding and other economic reasons for the Fall of Rome...

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This is a basic summary of how Rome fell internal due to economic failures.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:23 PM

Many people would assume that the fall of the Roman Empire was due to their military failure but it actually was not. As stated in this article, one of the main reasons why the Roman Empire fell was due to financial inflation. The greed and poor leadership was the downfall of this great empire. 

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:54 AM

This video was also very interesting because it talked about the factors of the fall of Rome. The author talked about inflation, problems with economy, poor management , dole and hoarding. 

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:49 PM

According to this article, the downfall of Rome was due to economic issues.  This theory could be possible.  I believe that without a strong economy then the kingdom would not prosper or survive.

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Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan Civilization almost 4000 years ago. The study also resolves a long-standing debate over the source and fate of the Sarasvati, the sacred river of Hindu mythology.

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This article again confirms the fall of the Harappans was due to climate change that affected the seasonal monsoon that brought the rains to help with the crop life.

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Martin bui's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:54 PM

Did you know that the Indus valley civilization is the biggest one. They saw the  landscape dynamics as the crucial link between climate change 

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:21 PM

Climate change was a key factor that led to the collapse of the Harappan civilization. The study also concludes that the Sarasvati river also was a factor that contributed to the fall of Harappa.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:09 AM

Explains how new discoveries show how climate change was a key part to why the Harappan civilization fell. 

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Decline and Fall of China Yuan Dynasty

There were two major factors that led to the decline of the Yuan Dynasty: the class conflict caused by the heavy taxation and the ethnic contradiction resulting from the 'Four Class System'.
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HowStuffWorks "Why do civilizations collapse? "

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Civilizations collapse for a wide variety of reasons. In this article, you can learn about some of the reasons as to why civilizations collapse.
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Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | The Collapse of Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Climate change, violence and disease played a key role in the collapse of the Harappan civilization more than 3,000 years ago, according to a new study.
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Climate Change and the Collapse of Civilizations 15085D47 4DA9 46A3 9A4E BBE18F58539B - YouTube

I OWN NONE OF THESE PHOTOS/ THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OF WIKIPEDIA Collapse of Civ. Film Transcript There is no use in denying it. Climate ...
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Barbarians and Romans | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This article from the Metropolitan Museum covers the timeline of Barbarian and Roman contact with art evidence

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HIST301-1.4-DarkAgeGreece-FINAL.pdf

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A PDF file that covers the aftermath and fall of Mycenaen Greece.  The aftermath era is called the Greek Dark ages.

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The Fall of Harappa and Arrival of the Aryans Final Video

This podcast deals with the end of the Harappan Civilization and the arrival of the Aryans in India.

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 10:00 PM

This video talks about some theories on how the Harappa civilization fell.  Some theories suggest that the civilization was invaded, the civilization fell due to a flood, or that there was an earthquake that brought the Harappa civilization down.  What may have caused the collapse of the civilization is not for sure in this video.  However, after the fall of the Harappas the Aryans took over the land.  The Aryans recorded the way their society was divided into the different class systems.  These cast systems are still apart of Indian culture today.  I personally do not like their cast system because there is no way to move up or down in their social class system.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:25 AM

This video is very informative about how the harrapans came to an end and the different theory's of it as well as it talks about how the Aryans arrived to India.

David Arrieta's curator insight, May 17, 2014 12:25 AM

In this video it briefly explains that the Harappan civilization fell due to climate change and earthquakes. It also explains how the Aryans ventured into India and established themselves as a society. 

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Fall of Democracy in Ancient Greece

The dominant forms of government in Ancient Greece were oligarchies and democracies. Sparta and Athens were rivals, vying for the top position in Greece. The...

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TURN DOWN YOUR SPEAKERS BEFORE WATCHING THIS VIDEO.  It's   a short sweet insight about why Greece's democracy fell but has a very loud back ground music.

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Germanic Tribes and the Conquest of Rome

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Historical outline of the barbarians who conquered Europe after the fall of Rome.


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This website covers what Germanic tribes conquered and contributed to the fall of Rome militarily.  These tribes include the Huns, Visigoths, Anglo-Saxons, Ostrogoths, Vandals, and the Franks.

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Reasons For the Fall of Rome flashcards | Quizlet

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Vocabulary words for Reasons For the Fall of Rome. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards."

 

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These are some basic digital, study cards that cover the main reasons why rome fell politically, socially, militarily, and economically.

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Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:08 AM
This article is very interesting because its a good way to study the most important vocabulary words. For example Corrupt Rulers Government, demanded high taxes, and Leaders fought for power. The author give us the readers the vocabulary words and then give us the definitions. Really awesome article to study. 


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Atlas_ The Rise and Fall of Rome.mp4

Atlas - The Rise and Fall of Rome.


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This video depicts the spread and then disintegration  of the Roman Empire.  As well as the fall of the Greeks, Persians, Goths, and so on.

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Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:03 AM

I loved this video because the author of this video not only told us how the rise and fall of Rome happened  but also gave us diagrams. I thought it was very interesting how the Romes took over the Carthage empire.