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Holocene landscape dynamics in the Ghaggar-Hakra palaeochannel region at the northern edge of the Thar Desert, northwest India

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Precession-forced change in insolation has driven de-intensification of the Asian Monsoon systems during the Holocene. Set against this backdrop of a weakening monsoon, Indus Civilisation populations occupied a number of urban settlements on the Ghaggar-Hakra plains during the mid-Holocene from 4.5 ka until they were abandoned by around 3.9 ka. Regional climatic variability has long been cited as a potential factor in the transformation of Indus society, however there remain substantial gaps ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.quaint.2017.10.012

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University of Oxford
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St Johns College
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Quaternary International Journal website
Volume:
501
Pages:
317-327
Publication date:
2017-10-16
Acceptance date:
2017-10-08
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1040-6182
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pubs:734680
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uri:6666605c-da21-4ddf-b871-f89847b26c72
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uuid:6666605c-da21-4ddf-b871-f89847b26c72
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