Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics
  • Release Date : 28 July 2011
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 602 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0080554555
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Download or read book entitled Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics by author: David G. Anderson which was release on 28 July 2011 and published by Elsevier with total page 602 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The Middle Holocene epoch (8,000 to 3,000 years ago) was a time of dramatic changes in the physical world and in human cultures. Across this span, climatic conditions changed rapidly, with cooling in the high to mid-latitudes and drying in the tropics. In many parts of the world, human groups became more complex, with early horticultural systems replaced by intensive agriculture and small-scale societies being replaced by larger, more hierarchial organizations. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics explores the cause and effect relationship between climatic change and cultural transformations across the mid-Holocene (c. 4000 B.C.). Explores the role of climatic change on the development of society around the world Chapters detail diverse geographical regions Co-written by noted archaeologists and paleoclimatologists for non-specialists