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The Resource Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East, edited by Peter F. Biehl and Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse

Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East, edited by Peter F. Biehl and Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse

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Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Title
Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East
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edited by Peter F. Biehl and Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East. The subject of climate change could hardly be more timely. In Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine climate change through the lens of new archaeological and paleo-environmental data over the course of more than 10,000 years from the Near East to Europe. Key climatic and other events are contextualized with cultural changes and transitions for which the authors discuss when, how, and if, changes in climate and environment caused people to adapt, move or perish. More than this publication of crucial archaeological and paleo-environmental data, however, the volume seeks to understand the social, political and economic significance of climate change as it was manifested in various ways around the Old World. Contrary to perceptions of threatening global warming in our popular media, and in contrast to grim images of collapse presented in some archaeological discussions of past climate change, this book rejects outright societal collapse as a likely outcome. Yet this does not keep the authors from considering climate change as a potential factor in explaining culture change by adopting a critical stance with regard to the long-standing practice of equating synchronicity with causality, and explicitly considering alternative explanations. Peter F. Biehl is Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and the coeditor (with Douglas C. Comer, Christopher Prescott, and Hilary A. Soderland) of Identity and Heritage: Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World. Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse is Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Leiden University, Netherlands"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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939.4/01
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QC884
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 2010 :
  • 2010
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  • Biehl, Peter F.
  • Nieuwenhuyse, Olivier
  • European Association of Archaeologists
  • 8.2 ka Climate Event and Archaeology in the Ancient Near East (Conference)
Series statement
  • Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology distinguished monograph series
  • IEMA proceedings
Series volume
volume 6
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  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleoecology
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human beings
  • HISTORY
  • Holocene Geologic Period
  • Human beings
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleoecology
  • Prehistoric peoples
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Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East, edited by Peter F. Biehl and Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse
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"The chapters of this books arose from two symposia on the archaeology of climate change: The 8.2 ka Climate Event and Archaeology in the Ancient Near East (Leiden, March 19, 2010), and Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, (European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting in The Hague, 2010)."--Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Climate and Culture Change in Archaeology / Olivier Nieuwenhuyse & Peter F. Biehl -- The Oasis of Palmyra in Prehistory : Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Palaeoclimate and Human Occupation in the Region of Palmyra/Tadmor (Central Syria) / Mauro Cremaschi and Andrea Zerboni -- When the Going gets Tough : Risk Minimisation Responses to the 8.2 ka Event in the Near East and their role in Emergence of the Halaf Cultural Phenomenon / Mandy Mottram -- The 8.2 ka event in Upper Mesopotamia : climate and cultural change / Olivier Nieuwenhuyse, Peter Akkermans, Jan van der Plicht, A. Russell and A. Kaneda (Leiden) -- The aftermath of the 8.2 Event : Cultural and Environmental Effects in the Anatolian Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic / Patrick T. Willett, Ingmar Franz, Ceren Kabukcu, David Orton, Jana Rogasch, Elizabeth Stroud, Eva Rosenstock, and Peter F. Biehl -- Managing risk through diversification in plant exploitation during the 7th millennium BC : The phytolith microbotanical record at Çatalhöyük / Philippa Ryan and Arlene Rosen -- The 8.2 Event and the Neolithic Expansion in Western Anatolia / Bleda S. Düring -- "Singing in the Rain" : Khirokitia (Cyprus) in the Second Half of the Seventh Millennium cal BC / Odile Daune-Le Brun and Alain Le Brun -- Early Holocene Climatic Fluctuations and Human Responses in Greece / Catherine Perlès -- Rapid climate change and radiocarbon discontinuities in the Mesolithic-Early Neolithic settlement record of the Iron Gates : cause or coincidence? / Clive Bonsall, Mark Macklin, Adina Boroneant, Catriona Pickard, László Bartosiewicz, Gordon Cook, and Thomas Higham -- Climate Fluctuations, Human Migrations, and the Spread of Farming in western Eurasia / Detlef Gronenborn -- Climate Change in the Polish Upland Bronze Age / Andrzej Pelisiak -- Climate and the Definition of Archaeological Periods in Sweden / Daniel Löwenborg and Thomas Eriksson -- Commentary : Epilogue to a Prologue : The Changing Climate of the Past, Present and Future / Ezra B.W. Zubrow
Control code
935885183
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438461847
Lccn
2016003288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935885183
Label
Climate and cultural change in prehistoric Europe and the Near East, edited by Peter F. Biehl and Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The chapters of this books arose from two symposia on the archaeology of climate change: The 8.2 ka Climate Event and Archaeology in the Ancient Near East (Leiden, March 19, 2010), and Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, (European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting in The Hague, 2010)."--Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate and Culture Change in Archaeology / Olivier Nieuwenhuyse & Peter F. Biehl -- The Oasis of Palmyra in Prehistory : Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Palaeoclimate and Human Occupation in the Region of Palmyra/Tadmor (Central Syria) / Mauro Cremaschi and Andrea Zerboni -- When the Going gets Tough : Risk Minimisation Responses to the 8.2 ka Event in the Near East and their role in Emergence of the Halaf Cultural Phenomenon / Mandy Mottram -- The 8.2 ka event in Upper Mesopotamia : climate and cultural change / Olivier Nieuwenhuyse, Peter Akkermans, Jan van der Plicht, A. Russell and A. Kaneda (Leiden) -- The aftermath of the 8.2 Event : Cultural and Environmental Effects in the Anatolian Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic / Patrick T. Willett, Ingmar Franz, Ceren Kabukcu, David Orton, Jana Rogasch, Elizabeth Stroud, Eva Rosenstock, and Peter F. Biehl -- Managing risk through diversification in plant exploitation during the 7th millennium BC : The phytolith microbotanical record at Çatalhöyük / Philippa Ryan and Arlene Rosen -- The 8.2 Event and the Neolithic Expansion in Western Anatolia / Bleda S. Düring -- "Singing in the Rain" : Khirokitia (Cyprus) in the Second Half of the Seventh Millennium cal BC / Odile Daune-Le Brun and Alain Le Brun -- Early Holocene Climatic Fluctuations and Human Responses in Greece / Catherine Perlès -- Rapid climate change and radiocarbon discontinuities in the Mesolithic-Early Neolithic settlement record of the Iron Gates : cause or coincidence? / Clive Bonsall, Mark Macklin, Adina Boroneant, Catriona Pickard, László Bartosiewicz, Gordon Cook, and Thomas Higham -- Climate Fluctuations, Human Migrations, and the Spread of Farming in western Eurasia / Detlef Gronenborn -- Climate Change in the Polish Upland Bronze Age / Andrzej Pelisiak -- Climate and the Definition of Archaeological Periods in Sweden / Daniel Löwenborg and Thomas Eriksson -- Commentary : Epilogue to a Prologue : The Changing Climate of the Past, Present and Future / Ezra B.W. Zubrow
Control code
935885183
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438461847
Lccn
2016003288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935885183

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