Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Review article
22 Oct 2018
Review article |  | 22 Oct 2018

The 4.2 ka BP event in the Levant

David Kaniewski, Nick Marriner, Rachid Cheddadi, Joël Guiot, and Elise Van Campo


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Sep 2018) by Giovanni Zanchetta
AR by David Kaniewski on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Oct 2018) by Giovanni Zanchetta
Short summary
Studies have long suggested that a protracted drought phase, termed the 4.2 ka BP event, directly impacted subsistence systems (dry farming agro-production, pastoral nomadism, and fishing) and outlying nomad habitats, forcing rain-fed cereal agriculturalists into habitat-tracking when agro-innovations were not available. Here, we focus on this crucial period to examine whether drought was active in the eastern Mediterranean Old World, especially in the Levant.