A long-term international investigation of the geoarchaeology and prehistory of Farafra oasis in the Egyptian Sahara is revealing how a series of abrupt short-term climatic changes during the past 1 2,000 years restructured patterns of human settlement
In 1914, the geologist and explorer J. W. Gregory inquired if the earth was drying up. He surveyed various sources of data from Scandinavia to China and concluded that there was, in general, no evidence of climate change in historical times.
I saw at one time a leaflet that asked people to join in stopping climate change. It seems that many are not aware that climate changes all the time and that it is not stoppable. Climate changes, however, differ in their timing and magnitude. It is a result of many factors, for example, such as […]
Nile gauge records of variations in Nile floods from the 9th century to the 15th century AD reveal pronounced episodes of low Nile and high Nile flood discharge. Historical data reveal that this period was also characterized by the worst known famines on record. Exploratory comparisons of variations in Nile flood
In this contribution, I aim to shed light on the complex interaction between climate, riparia and the course of Egyptian civilization. I examine in the first part the characteristics of the floodplain and its dynamics in response to climate change and in the second part, the cultural history of Egyptian civilization as a human achievement […]