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Climate Spurred Later Indus Decline

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Science  18 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5827, pp. 978-979
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5827.978b

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AUSTIN, TEXAS-- At the Society for American Archaeology meeting, held here from 25 to 29 April, archaeologists suggested that although the Indus River civilization, centered in what is now India and Pakistan, was initially able to adapt to a pronounced dry spell 4 millennia ago, the resultant shifts in vegetation and landscape eventually set the culture on a slow course of decline. (Read more.)