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By Arie S. Issar, Mattanyah Zohar

This survey of the traditional degrees of lakes, rivers and the ocean, in addition to alterations within the compositions of stalagmites and sediments unearths an stunning correlation of weather alterations with the emergence and cave in of civilizations within the heart East. The authors finish that weather switch has been the decisive consider the heritage surrounding the origins of the "cradle of civilization".

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Nativ, “Water Beneath Deserts: Keys to the Past, A Resource for the Present” Episodes 11/4:256–262 (1988). R. Gat and A. Issar, “Desert Isotope Hydrology: Water Sources of the Sinai Desert” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 38:1117–1131 (1974). M. Levin, J. Gat and A. Issar, “Precipitation Flood and Groundwater of the Negev Highlands. An Isotopic Study of Desert Hydrology” International Atomic Energy Agency Workshop on Arid Zone Hydrology AG-158, Vienna, IAEA, pp. 3–22 (1980). A. Issar and J. Gat, “Environmental Isotopes as a Tool in Hydrogeological Research in an Arid Basin” Ground Water 19/5:490–494 (1981).

For instance, Beer Sheva which was a flourishing Episcopalian city during Byzantine times was almost totally deserted whereas Hebron, situated in a more humid area only 50 km away, remained inhabited. This example is true for most of the towns to the eastern side of the mountainous backbone of this country, which creates the shadow side of the rains. E. The deterministic paradigm gained an edge with publication of the results of a multidisciplinary investigation of a core drilled at the bottom of the Sea Plate 3.

Nativ, “Water Beneath Deserts: Keys to the Past, A Resource for the Present” Episodes 11/4:256–262 (1988). R. Gat and A. Issar, “Desert Isotope Hydrology: Water Sources of the Sinai Desert” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 38:1117–1131 (1974). M. Levin, J. Gat and A. Issar, “Precipitation Flood and Groundwater of the Negev Highlands. An Isotopic Study of Desert Hydrology” International Atomic Energy Agency Workshop on Arid Zone Hydrology AG-158, Vienna, IAEA, pp. 3–22 (1980). A. Issar and J. Gat, “Environmental Isotopes as a Tool in Hydrogeological Research in an Arid Basin” Ground Water 19/5:490–494 (1981).

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