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Megadrought and collapse : from early agriculture to angkor

Author: Harvey Weiss
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Megadrought and Collapse revises the global archaeological and historical record with nine case studies that describe and analyze decades to centuries long megadroughts, from the Pleistocene to the 15th century AD, and the societal collapses they caused. Each study is a definitive review of societal responses to natural climate change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Weiss
ISBN: 9780199329212 0199329214 9780190607920 0190607920 9780190660277 0190660279
OCLC Number: 1002205585
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Megadrought and Collapse; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Megadrought, Collapse, and Causality; A Note on Chronology; chapter 1 12,000-​11,700 cal bp: The Collapse of Foraging and Origins of Cultivation in Western Asia; chapter 2 6600-​6000 cal BC Abrupt Climate Change and Neolithic Dispersal from West Asia; chapter 3 4.2 ka bp Megadrought and the Akkadian Collapse; chapter 4 3.2 ka bp Megadrought and the Late Bronze Age Collapse; chapter 5 ad 550-​600 Collapse at Teotihuacan: Testing Climatic Forcing from a 2400-​Year Mesoamerican Rainfall Reconstruction Chapter 6 ad 750-​1100 Climate Change and Critical Transitions in Classic Maya Sociopolitical Networkschapter 7 Twelfth Century AD: Climate, Environment, and the Tiwanaku State; chapter 8 Thirteenth Century AD: Implications of Seasonal and Annual Moisture Reconstructions for Mesa Verde, Colorado; chapter 9 Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Mainland Southeast Asia; Index
Responsibility: edited by Harvey Weiss.

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