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Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language
December 6, 2012
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Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer | LiveScience.com – Tue, Dec 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian language, one geologist says.

Because no written accounts explicitly mention drought as the reason for the Sumerian demise, the conclusions rely on indirect clues. But several pieces of archaeological and geological evidence tie the gradual decline of the Sumerian civilization to a drought.

The findings, which were presented Monday (Dec. 3) here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, show how vulnerable human society may be to climate change, including human-caused change.

"This was not a single summer or winter, this was 200 to 300 years of drought," said Matt Konfirst, a geologist at the Byrd Polar Research Center.

I've been wondering if there is a connection between the Sumerians and the Southern tribe of Judah referenced in the Bible. I know they were pre-Semitic peoples but their ideologies, pantheon, rituals and language were carried on for a long time.

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