Climate change — not Genghis Khan — caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilizations, research shows

Source: Science Daily

While Genghis Khan and Mongol invasion is often blamed for the fall of Central Asia’s medieval river civilizations, new research shows it may have been down to climate change. Researchers conducted analysis on the region and found that falling water levels may have led to the fall of civilizations around the Aral Sea Basin, as they depended on the water for irrigation-based farming.