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Climate and ancient societies

Author: Susanne Kerner; Rachael J Dann; Pernille Bangsgaard
Publisher: Copenhagen, Denmark : Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While most scientists agree that humans are bringing about an unprecedented climate change on Earth, it is also true that Earth has undergone many periods of climactic variation without our help, and we, as a species, have had to cope with them for most of our existence. In this book, scholars from both archaeology and climate science explore the climate changes of the past: their causes, their effects on ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Kerner; Rachael J Dann; Pernille Bangsgaard
ISBN: 8763541998 9788763541992
OCLC Number: 871670943
Description: 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword: Stine Rossel (1975-2007) : an appreciation / Richard H. Meadow --
Introduction: Can archaeology save the world? / Rachael J. Dann --
Holocene climate change and archaeological implications, with particular reference to the East Mediterranean region / Neil Roberts --
Hunter-gatherers living in a flooded world : the change of climate, landscapes and settlement patterns during the late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic on Bornholm, Denmark / Lasse Sørensen and Claudio Casati --
Urban adaptations to climate change in northern Mesopotamia / Jason Ur --
Cultural transformation and the 8.2 ka event in Upper Mesopotamia / Peter M.M.G. Akkermans, Johannes van der Plicht, Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse, Anna Russell and Akemi Kaneda --
Climate and social change during the transition between the late Neolithic and early Chalcolithic in central Anatolia / Peter F. Biehl --
A narrow place can contain a thousand friends : irrigation as a response to climate in the Zerqa Triangle, Jordan / Maurits Ertsen and Eva Kapteijn --
The late Bronze Age collapse and the early Iron Age in the Levant : the role of climate in cultural disruption / David Kaniewski, Elise Van Campo, Karel Van Lerberghe, Tom Boiy, Greta Jans, Joachim Bretschneider --
Long term or short term? : climate change and the demise of the Old Kingdom / Miroslav Bárta --
New data on animal exploitation from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic periods in northern Sudan / Louis Chaix and Matthieu Honegger --
Large game depression and the process of animal domestication in the Near East / Benjamin S. Arbuckle --
Living in a marginal environment : climate instability and possible lathyrism in the Syrian Neolithic / Deborah C. Merrett and Christopher Meiklejohn --
Perceptions of pasture : the role of skill and networks in maintaining stable pastoral nomadic systems in Inner Asia / Joshua Wright and Cheryl Makarewicz --
Understanding the reasons for non-sustainability in past agricultural systems / Simone Riehl --
AMS ¹⁴C-dated plants as a tool for investigating palaeoclimate : new data for analysing social complexity in Ebla and Qatna (north-western Syria) in the light of 3rd millennium BC climate change / Girolamo Fiorentino and Valentina Caracuta --
Provenance studies of ancient textiles : a new method based on the strontium isotope system / Karin Margarita Frei.
Responsibility: edited by Susanne Kerner, Rachael J. Dann and Pernille Bangsgaard.
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Abstract:

While most scientists agree that humans are bringing about an unprecedented climate change on Earth, it is also true that Earth has undergone many periods of climactic variation without our help, and we, as a species, have had to cope with them for most of our existence. In this book, scholars from both archaeology and climate science explore the climate changes of the past: their causes, their effects on ancient societies, and how those societies responded, for better or worse. Exploring the ancient globe and topics ranging from preindustrial pollution to isotope analysis, they offer a longue duree on a topic of crucial importance to the future of our planet.

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