When you look at photos of the ancient ruins in the deserts of Egypt, Syria, Iran, Arabia, and Iraq, do you really think it was that dry back when those cities were thriving? Those ruins are said to be bronze age, circa 2000 B.C., which they are, but yet, it’s obvious, and born out by paleo soil studies, that when those cities, such as Yam, Kerma, Ebla, Haran, Nippur, and Jiroft, were thriving, it was much rainier there, with streams and lakes, forests and fields, where now is nothing but parched desolation; there was a drastic climate change circa 1500 B.C., which even mainstream scientists are coming to admit, but how do you go from perhaps 30 inches of rain per year down to just 2 or 3, a reduction of rainfall by at least 90%?
Obviously, it was much cloudier there then, back actually during the Ice Age, when the worldwide cloudcover was much greater, for all that snowfall in the more extreme latitudes and high elevations worldwide, and much more rainfall in the middle latitudes and lower elevations worldwide, because the ocean was paradoxically warmer during the Ice Age, to have produced all that evaporation for all that cloudcover, it’s hydrology 101.
Ancient settlements of the so-called Natufian culture with semi-underground homes and stone-working industries thrived in what now are the deserts of eastern Syria and the Negev of southern Israel, as well as, across the deserts of Arabia, back when it rained much more there, during the Ice Age. Those settlements and the nearby big cities, such as Ebla in Syria, and Ubar in Arabia, ceased to exist when the climate dried out circa 1500 B.C., which even the mainstream scientists are coming to realize, so what has been said to have been the culture (the Natufian) which preceded the bronze age, in reality, was contemporaneous with the megalithic building of the so-called bronze age; the Natufians (named after wadi Natuf), in smaller settlements, were the “country folk,” away from the big mud-brick or megalithc cities, whose ruins are often now found in the deserts of the world, with smaller settlements’ ruins nearby.
Organic remains from Natufian settlements indicate carbon 14 dates in the 5000 B.C. range, but what if there had been much volcanism when those settlements were established and flourishing? During the Ice Age, all scientists agree there was much more volcanism (indicated by much volcanic ash within the polar icepacks), so all the carbon dioxide gas (holding carbon 12) diluted the carbon 14 in the atmosphere, which has caused exaggerated carbon 14 dates for those samples. The drying of the climate circa 1500 B.C. indicates the end of the Ice Age, so greater volcanism was occurrent then and previously, when the Ice Age icepacks were building, beginning about 900 years before the end of the circa 1500 B.C. end of the Ice Age.
And when they began to melt circa 1500 B.C., the sea level began to rise, to submerge the coastal port facilities of ancient city states, such Sidon, Atlit Yam, and Yarmuta, now submerged off the Levant, and Menouthis and Herakleion, submerged at the mouth of the now extinct Canopic branch of Egypt’s Nile, port facilities which no doubt exported some of the product of the “Natufians,” the country folk, who were the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Elamites, Amorites, and Canaanites, whose kingdoms were brought to their knees with the drastic climate change with the end of the Ice Age, when Moses lead the Jews out of Egypt, to take the land from the Canaanites, who were great navigators, having been progenitors of the Atlanteans, who with the Egyptians and Sumerians, the ancient Dravidians, and the Olmecs, could measure and map the earth by the methodology explained in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.