Presenter Information

David LucasFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Solar Minimum, Holocene, Mythology, Civilization, Mass Migration, Climate

Biography

I am David Lucas, Senior, Anthropology/Archaeology Major. I am a returning college student pursuing a degree in a subject I enjoy. I am a retired High School History teacher and also retired from US Army.

Major

Anthropology/Archaeology

Advisor for this project

Dr. Nicholas Freidin, Dr. Marty Laubach

Start Date

18-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

Solar Minimum cycles and historical events

The catastrophic events of the late Holocene Era followed a cyclical pattern of Solar Minimum activity and described by ancient people in literature. Ancient literature documenting catastrophe is often unclear with catastrophic events mixed between fantasy and non-fiction, and consigned to mythology.

This project will demonstrate that environmental cycles impacting ancient civilizations were a result of cyclical patterns of Solar Minimum activity. Cyclical solar activity is historically observable, with warm periods lasting 540 years and cool periods lasting 400 years. The significance of the Solar Minimum activity occurrence shows patterns of civilization rise and collapse through climate change and mass migration. The rise of mythology during periods of Solar Minimum activity reveal patterns of climate instability and changes to the environment.

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Solar Minimum cycles and historical events

Solar Minimum cycles and historical events

The catastrophic events of the late Holocene Era followed a cyclical pattern of Solar Minimum activity and described by ancient people in literature. Ancient literature documenting catastrophe is often unclear with catastrophic events mixed between fantasy and non-fiction, and consigned to mythology.

This project will demonstrate that environmental cycles impacting ancient civilizations were a result of cyclical patterns of Solar Minimum activity. Cyclical solar activity is historically observable, with warm periods lasting 540 years and cool periods lasting 400 years. The significance of the Solar Minimum activity occurrence shows patterns of civilization rise and collapse through climate change and mass migration. The rise of mythology during periods of Solar Minimum activity reveal patterns of climate instability and changes to the environment.