IIT Kharagpur study reveals, decline of Harappan city Dholavira was caused by drying up of river and drought
The Economic Times--Science (January 2, 2020)
NEW DELHI: A recent study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur reveals that the decline of Harappan city Dholavira was caused by drying up of river like Saraswati river and Meghalayan drought.
These researchers have for the first time connected the decline of Harappan city Dholavira to the disappearance of a Himalayan snow-fed river which once flowed in the Rann of Kutch. They have been able to connect the dots between the growth and decline of Dholavira, located in the Rann with this river which resembles the Himalayan river Saraswati. The study has just been published online in the prestigious Wiley Journal of Quaternary Science, according to information shared by the institute. (Read More)