Text #8930The 2300 BC Event. Series: The 2300 BC Event. Vol. 1 .
It is generally agreed that the Early Bronze III (EB III) Age in Syria and Palestine came to an end at 2300 BC1, coinciding with the end of the Ancient Ugarit period on the Syrian coast proposed by Schaeffer2. Hole reports that shortly after this time, all sites in the northeast Syrian region were abandoned, and the region was not resettled until after the first millennium BC. 3 … the EBA societies had a limited hydraulic technology, and were ill-equipped to cope with rapid environmental change…
W. F. Albright: “Some Remarks on the Archaeological Chronology of Palestine Before About 1500 BC”, in R. W. Ehrich (ed.): Chronologies in Old World Archaeology; University of Chicago Press, 1948, p. 51 ↩
C. F. A. Schaeffer: Stratigraphie Comparee et Chronologie de l’Asie Source Occidentale; Oxford University Press, 1948, p. 534 ↩
F. Hole: “Evidence for Mid-Holocene Environmental Changes in the Western Khabur Drainage, Northeastern Syria”, in H. N. Dalfes, G. Kukla, H. Weiss, (eds.): Third Millennium BC Change and Old World Collapse; Springer, 1994, p. 39 ↩