Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: A Global Perspective by David G. Anderson

By David G. Anderson

The center Holocene epoch (8,000 to 3,000 years in the past) used to be a time of dramatic alterations within the actual global and in human cultures. throughout this span, weather conditions replaced speedily, with cooling within the excessive to mid-latitudes and drying within the tropics. in lots of components of the area, human teams grew to become extra complicated, with early horticultural platforms changed through in depth agriculture and small-scale societies being changed by way of better, extra hierarchial businesses. weather switch and Cultural Dynamics explores the reason and impact courting among climatic swap and cultural ameliorations around the mid-Holocene (c. 4000 B.C.).* Explores the function of climatic switch at the improvement of society world wide* Chapters aspect varied nation-states* Co-written by way of famous archaeologists and paleoclimatologists for non-specialists

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Climate variability during the Holocene: An update. In The Way the Wind Blows Climate, History, and Human Action, edited by R. J. McIntosh, J. A. Tainter, and S. K. McIntosh, pp. 45–88. Columbia University Press, New York. Erlandson, J. , 2002. Anatomically modern humans, maritime voyaging, and the Pleistocene colonization of the Americas. In The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World, edited by Nina G. Jablonski, Number 27, pp. 59–92. Memoir of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Anderson et al. McGovern, T. , 2007. In focus: Archaeology of global change. American Anthropologist 109: 1–84. McIntosh, R. , J. A. Tainter, and S. K. McIntosh, 2000. Climate variability during the Holocene: An update. In The Way the Wind Blows Climate, History, and Human Action. Columbia University Press, New York. , and P. A. Mayewski, 2002. A 1400 year long record of atmospheric circulation over the North Atlantic and Asia. Holocene 12:257–266. Mitchell, J. F. , 1990. Greenhouse warming: Is the Mid-Holocene a good analogue?

A society’s response may be brought about as much by its history and practices, or its location within a given region or in relation to favorable resource patches, as it is to climate change affecting temperature or vegetation. , Chapter 13). Typically these groups were located in the margins of the region, and hence were not surrounded and circumscribed spatially by other groups. In more central areas, circumscription resulted in populations quickly adapting changes their neighbors made in food production, ceremony, or warfare.

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