Wednesday, 21 January 2009

How Flooding and Earthquakes brought America's Earliest Civilisation to its Knees

Natural disasters doomed America’s earliest civilisation 3,600 years ago when earthquakes and floods, followed by blowing sand drove away residents from an area that is now Peru.

University of Florida researchers studying the Supe Valley along the Peruvian coast say the successful farming community established 5,800 years ago was virtually swept away.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 21st, 2009.]

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