Climate change may be the cause of the decline of the Indus Valley Civilization: Study

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A scientist of Indian origin has made new revelations in a study done on the Indus Valley. According to this study, the change in the form of monsoon due to climate change can be the reason for the rise and fall of ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The study analyzes 5,700 years of data from North India.


In his analysis, Nishant Malik of the US-based Rochester Institute of Technology used a new mathematical method to study the nature of the climate in ancient India.


A research report has been published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. It said that by detecting the presence of special chemical states in the mineral deposits deposited in the caves in South Asia, scientists could record the last 5,700 years of monsoon rainfall in the region.


However, Malik said that studying ancient climate with mathematical methods uniquely used to understand the climate is a challenging task. Malik said that there are many beliefs about why the Indus Valley Civilization fell. However, he said that no mathematical system has done this till now.