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Climates, landscapes, and civilizations / Liviu Giosan...[et. al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union,
ix, 226 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Editors: Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift. "Brings together papers presented at the AGU Chapman Conference 'Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations,' held in March 2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico" --Preface.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations brings together a collection of studies on the history of complex interrelationships between humans and their environment by integrating Earth science with archeology and anthropology. At a time when climate change, overpopulation, and scarcity of resources are increasingly affecting our ways of life, the lessons of the past provide multiple reference frames that are valuable for informing our future decisions and action plans. Volume highlights include discussions of multiple connotations of the Anthropocene, landscapes as a link between climate and humans, synoptic approaches to explore large-scale cultural patterns, regional studies for contextualizing cultural complexity, and environmental determinism and social theory. Straddling the fields of Earth sciences, anthropology, and archaeology and presenting research from across several continents, Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations will appeal to a wide readership among scientists, scholars, and the public at large" --Publisher. Geophysical monograph no:198 0065-8448]
9780875904887 (alk. paper);
Machine generated contents note: Section I Americas -- Arguments and Evidence Against a Younger Dryas Impact Event / A. J. T. Jull -- Environment and Agency in the Ancient Maya Collapse / James J. Aimers -- Rainfall Variability and the Rise and Collapse
of the Mississippian Chiefdoms: Evidence From a DeSoto Caverns Stalagmite / John Hellstrom -- Building Resilience in Island Communities: A Paleotempestological Perspective / Jago Cooper -- Recent Seasonal Variations in Arid Landscape Cover and Aeolian Sand Mobility, Navajo Nation, Southwestern United States / Lee Amoroso -- Section II Asia -- Utilization of Distal Tephra Records for Understanding Climatic and Environmental Consequences of the Youngest Toba Tuff / Clive Oppenheimer -- An Abrupt Shift in the Indian Monsoon 4000 Years Ago / K. Yoshimura -- Late Holocene Drought Pattern Over West Asia / Michael Staubwasser -- Geomorphological Constraints on the Ghaggar River Regime During the Mature Harappan Period / Hiroshi Yagi -- Contents note continued: A Simulation of the Neolithic Transition in the Indus Valley / Aurangzeb Khan -- Mid-to-Late Holocene Agricultural System Transformations in the Northern Fertile Crescent: A Review of the Archaeobotanical, Geoarchaeological, and Philological Evidence / Walther Sallaberger -- Late Holocene Evolution of the Fuzhou Basin (Fujian, China) and the Spread of Rice Farming / Barry V. Rolett -- Climate-Induced Changes in Population Dynamics of Siberian Scythians (700-250 B.C.) / Irina P. Panyushkina -- Section III Africa -- Geoarchaeological Perspectives on Holocene Climate Change as a Civilizing Factor in the Egyptian Sahara / Kathleen Nicoll -- Heavy Rainfalls in a Desert(ed) City: A Climate-Archaeological Case Study From Sudan / Brigitta Schutt -- Section IV Europe -- The Influence of Transgressive Paleogeography on the Development and Decline of Cardium Pottery Culture (Mediterranean Neolithic) / A. Morelli -- Contents note continued: A Dynamic Human Socioecology of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Ulster / Gill Plunkett -- Section V New Approaches and Discussions -- Influences of Active Tectonism on Human Development: A Review and Neolithic Example / Bruce G. McFadgen -- Irragric Anthrosols---Artifacts of Human Adaptation to Arid Conditions: Examples From the High Himalaya and the Coastal Desert of Peru / J. Baade -- Hunter-Gatherers, Agriculturalists, and Climate: Insights From a Cross-Disciplinary Review / Daniel M. Cadzow.
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