Scientists from the University of Wyoming in the United States found that the cause of the death of ancient civilizations that existed in the last ten thousand years, were globalization processes, which caused the death of one culture to cause a chain reaction and the disappearance of other crops, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Experts have studied historical documents over the past 130 years, as well as the results of radiocarbon analysis of many fossil specimens up to ten thousand years old, found on various continents of the planet.
Based on the results of the analysis, researchers were able to calculate energy consumption by human societies in different historical epochs and assess the level of synchronization between them.
As scientists have found out, the energy consumption levels of different ancient human societies actually coincided with each other. But the process of globalization could contribute to the simultaneous decline of many civilizations due to their vulnerability to environmental changes as a result of socio-economic development, the authors of the study believe.
These factors must be taken into account in the interaction of modern states, the development of globalization processes in the world and the development of policies for sustainable human development, experts concluded.
Earlier, scientists came to the conclusion that the disappearance of some developed ancient societies from the face of the Earth could occur due to environmental disasters: air pollution, deforestation and soil erosion.