This stacks up the data for the 1159 BC collapse that took out the European Bronze Age and the Atlantean World culture of which we see bits around the world. I can be more precise because we have Irish tree ring data and we ourselves have come to understand the full extent of the geological calamity itself.
I painted the above picture to stretch your imagination and to appreciate just how scant survival likely was. Atlantis was not the loss of an island, it was as reported the loss of the eqivalent of a continent that included Japan, France and the British isles.
This obviously ended the global sea trade or at least its centralizing ability as a global enterprise. Copper ended its dominance then and there and we worked off inventories for a thousand years thereafter.
This is obviously a bigger story than Archeology wishes to imagine but we have been steadily filling in the global brush strokes on this blog with plenty of real success.
A massive drought is also observed although that may be caused by the final collapse of the Sahara. Dating may also be off and be a little too early but that is to be expected. I only have three good dates. Hekla in 1159 BC, Thera, and the Pleistocene Nonconformity.
- Historian Eric Cline at George Washington University says a series of disasters between 1225BC and 1177BC led to downfall of ancient societies
- He argues that as they all relied on each other for trade the collapse of one society created a domino effect that resulted in the start of the Dark Ages
- He makes the claims in his book 1177BC The Year Civilisation Collapsed
It marks the moment when the civilised world entered the Dark Ages and some of the most spectacular societies in the world disappeared.