Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations
Geophysical Monograph Series, Band 198 1. Aufl.
|Verlag:||American Geophysical Union|
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 198.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.
Preface Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, and Peter D. Clift vii Bridging a Disciplinary Gap William F. Ruddiman 1 Section I: Americas Arguments and Evidence Against a Younger Dryas Impact Event M. Boslough, K. Nicoll, V. Holliday, T. L. Daulton, D. Meltzer, N. Pinter, A. C. Scott, T. Surovell, P. Claeys, J. Gill, F. Paquay, J. Marlon, P. Bartlein, C. Whitlock, D. Grayson, and A. J. T. Jull 13 Environment and Agency in the Ancient Maya Collapse James J. Aimers 27 Rainfall Variability and the Rise and Collapse of the Mississippian Chiefdoms: Evidence From a DeSoto Caverns Stalagmite Paul Aharon, David Aldridge, and John Hellstrom 35 Building Resilience in Island Communities: A Paleotempestological Perspective Jago Cooper 43 Recent Seasonal Variations in Arid Landscape Cover and Aeolian Sand Mobility, Navajo Nation, Southwestern United States Amy E. Draut, Margaret Hiza Redsteer, and Lee Amoroso 51 Section II: Asia Utilization of Distal Tephra Records for Understanding Climatic and Environmental Consequences of the Youngest Toba Tuff Emma Gatti and Clive Oppenheimer 63 An Abrupt Shift in the Indian Monsoon 4000 Years Ago M. Berkelhammer, A. Sinha, L. Stott, H. Cheng, F. S. R. Pausata, and K. Yoshimura 75 Late Holocene Drought Pattern Over West Asia Michael Staubwasser 89 Geomorphological Constraints on the Ghaggar River Regime During the Mature Harappan Period Hideaki Maemoku, Yorinao Shitaoka, Tsuneto Nagatomo, and Hiroshi Yagi 97 A Simulation of the Neolithic Transition in the Indus Valley Carsten Lemmen and Aurangzeb Khan 107 Mid-to-Late Holocene Agricultural System Transformations in the Northern Fertile Crescent: A Review of the Archaeobotanical, Geoarchaeological, and Philological Evidence Simone Riehl, Konstantin Pustovoytov, Aron Dornauer, and Walther Sallaberger 115 Late Holocene Evolution of the Fuzhou Basin (Fujian, China) and the Spread of Rice Farming Barry V. Rolett 137 Climate-Induced Changes in Population Dynamics of Siberian Scythians (700–250 B.C.) Irina P. Panyushkina 145 Section III: Africa Geoarchaeological Perspectives on Holocene Climate Change as a Civilizing Factor in the Egyptian Sahara Kathleen Nicoll 157 Heavy Rainfalls in a Desert(ed) City: A Climate-Archaeological Case Study From Sudan Jonas Berking, Janina Körper, Sebastian Wagner, Ulrich Cubasch, and Brigitta Schütt 163 Section IV: Europe The Influence of Transgressive Paleogeography on the Development and Decline of Cardium Pottery Culture (Mediterranean Neolithic) A. Amorosi and A. Morelli 171 A Dynamic Human Socioecology of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Ulster Tina Thurston and Gill Plunkett 177 Section V: New Approaches and Discussions Influences of Active Tectonism on Human Development: A Review and Neolithic Example Eric R. Force and Bruce G. McFadgen 195 Irragric Anthrosols—Artifacts of Human Adaptation to Arid Conditions: Examples From the High Himalaya and the Coastal Desert of Peru J. Baade 203 Hunter-Gatherers, Agriculturalists, and Climate: Insights From a Cross-Disciplinary Review Daniel M. Cadzow 209 AGU Category Index 217 Index 219
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