The Bronze age collapse and you
IS this the oil age collapse we are all beginning to become worried about?
Now firstly you may be thinking “What does the bronze age collapse have to do with me or the current world environment?”
More than you think it does.
The bronze age collapse occurred about 1200 BC after flourishing since 3000 BC, a period of 1800 years.
This was the single largest collapse of civilization known.
The important bronze age civilizations were centered in the area from modern-day Turkey, Iran, Iraq all the way south to Egypt.
The bronze age was the time just before the world power in the near east shifted to Greece and the fading empire of Egypt, which then moved to Rome and Carthage. Obviously the bronze age was based on bronze an alloy (mixture of) Tin (~10%) and Copper (~90%). Copper was quite common in the region of the fertile crescent but the tin ores were mined out quite fast requiring extensive trade networks to acquire…
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