Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLUDLOW, FRANCISen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-08T12:28:34Z
dc.date.available2017-11-08T12:28:34Z
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationJoseph G. Manning, Francis Ludlow, Alexander R. Stine, William Boos, Michael Sigl, Jennifer Marlon, Volcanic Suppression of Nile Summer Flooding Triggers Revolt and Constrains Interstate Conflict in Ancient Egypt, Nature Communications, 8, 2017, Article Number: 900en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/81963
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.descriptionVolcanic eruptions provide tests of human and natural system sensitivity to abrupt shocks because their repeated occurrence allows the identification of systematic relationships in the presence of random variability. Here we show a suppression of Nile summer flooding via the radiative and dynamical impacts of explosive volcanism on the African monsoon, using climate model output, ice-core-based volcanic forcing data, Nilometer measurements, and ancient Egyptian writings. We then examine the response of Ptolemaic Egypt (305?30 BCE), one of the best-documented ancient superpowers, to volcanically induced Nile suppression. Eruptions are associated with revolt onset against elite rule, and the cessation of Ptolemaic state warfare with their great rival, the Seleukid Empire. Eruptions are also followed by socioeconomic stress with increased hereditary land sales, and the issuance of priestly decrees to reinforce elite authority. Ptolemaic vulnerability to volcanic eruptions offers a caution for all monsoon-dependent agricultural regions, presently including 70% of world population.en
dc.format.extentArticle Number: 900en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNature Communicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseries8en
dc.rightsYen
dc.titleVolcanic Suppression of Nile Summer Flooding Triggers Revolt and Constrains Interstate Conflict in Ancient Egypten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorMarie Curieen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/fludlowen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid179486en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-017-00957-yen
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subject.TCDThemeIdentities in Transformationen
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten
dc.subject.TCDTagCLIMATEen
dc.subject.TCDTagCLIMATE CHANGEen
dc.subject.TCDTagCLIMATE-CHANGEen
dc.subject.TCDTagCONFLICTen
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Changeen
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Changeen
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Changeen
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Changeen
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Change Impacts on the Environmenten
dc.subject.TCDTagClimate Historyen
dc.subject.TCDTagConflicten
dc.subject.TCDTagETHNIC-CONFLICTen
dc.subject.TCDTagEnergy and Climate Changeen
dc.subject.TCDTagGLOBAL CLIMATE-CHANGEen
dc.subject.TCDTagHOLOCENE CLIMATEen
dc.subject.TCDTagHistorical Climate Researchen
dc.subject.TCDTagHistorical Climatologyen
dc.subject.TCDTagIce coresen
dc.subject.TCDTagImperial and colonial historyen
dc.subject.TCDTagMONSOONen
dc.subject.TCDTagPALAEOCLIMATEen
dc.subject.TCDTagPALEOCLIMATEen
dc.subject.TCDTagPtolemaic Egypten
dc.subject.TCDTagReligion, Conflict and Peaceen
dc.subject.TCDTagRiver Nileen
dc.subject.TCDTagVIOLENCEen
dc.subject.TCDTagVolcanic Eruptionsen
dc.subject.TCDTagancient egypten
dc.subject.TCDTagclimate change impactsen
dc.subject.TCDTagclimate researchen
dc.subject.TCDTagcomputer-assisted language learningen
dc.subject.TCDTagenvironmental historyen
dc.subject.TCDTagexplosive volcanismen
dc.identifier.rssurihttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00957-yen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0003-0008-0314en
dc.status.accessibleNen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record