Climate And Ancient Societies

Author: Susanne Kerner
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763541998
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Climate and human responses to it have a strongly interconnected relationship. Thus when climate change occurs, the result of either natural or human causes, societies should react and adapt to these. But do they?

Soils Climate And Society

Author: John D. Wingard
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607322137
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The volume traces the origins of agriculture, the transition to agrarian societies, the sociocultural implications of agriculture, agriculture's effects on population, and the theory of carrying capacity, considering the relation of ...

Civilizing Climate

Author: Arlene Miller Rosen
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759104945
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Social Responses to Climate Change in the Ancient Near East Arlene Miller
Rosen. growing populations in the later PPNA and a climatic pull factor in the
form of an ameliorated Holocene climate. Agriculture is a very high-risk venture. It
makes much more sense that the investment in an agricultural lifestyle would be
undertaken in an environmental setting that was predictable and in which there
was a lower risk factor. If we look at cases for agricultural dispersal, societies
typically ...

Climate Change And The Course Of Global History

Author: John L. Brooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521871646
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Populations mushroomed. And if economies have not been adequate to supply
their aspirations, the energy mobilized to supply their needs is now literally
transforming the earth system. The Anthropocene has arrived. Underpopulation,
not overpopulation, threatened ancient and medieval agrarian societies. When
populations grew during climatic optimums, they generally managed to achieve
incremental improvements to agricultural productivity. But life was not pleasant. A
pervasive ...

The United Nations World Water Development Report N 3 2009 Water And Climate Change Citizen Mobilization A Source Of Solutions

Author: Fluet, Marie Joëlle
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231041193
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Beyond such bio-physical climate impacts, in certain societies there has been an
intimate connection between climate events and beliefs, lifestyles and traditions.
These cultural manifestations give a meaning to climate extremes and their
impacts and allow us to analyse the understanding and perception of climate in
ancient or traditional societies. At the same time, such beliefs show the links that
exist between culture and climate. The contemporary world, above all since the ...

Greek In A Cold Climate

Author: Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389209676
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Societies. Sir Moses Finley has been called by Arnaldo Momigliano 'the best
living social historian of Greece, and the one most prepared to face
methodological problems which social history implies'. At Columbia University he
was a pupil of W.L. Westermann, known for his work on ancient slavery, and he
himself is singularly well qualified to throw light upon the subject. This book
consists of four lectures given at the College de France during the winter of 1978;
it does not claim to be ...

Bioarchaeology Of Climate Change And Violence

Author: Ryan P. Harrod
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461492394
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The goal of this monograph is to emphasize with empirical data the complexity of the relationship between climate change and violence.

The Climate Of The Mediterranean Region

Author: Piero Lionello
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124160425
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The Mediterranean region has contributed significantly to the development of
important human civilizations; however, what is still a matter of scientific debate is
the relevance of Mediterranean climatic conditions and its climate variability to
the rise and fall of some of these civilizations. It is widely accepted that ancient
societies were highly sensitive to famine, disease, and war, which were often
driven by drought, flood, frost, or fire events. Therefore, agrarian wealth and
overall ...

Climate And Culture Change In North America Ad 900 1600

Author: William C. Foster
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292742703
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We note here that as Native peoples in North America adapted from a more
mobile foraging lifestyle to a sedentary agrarian society during the Medieval
Warm Period, members of the new farming communities continued to hunt, fish,
and gather wild plant products as their ancient ancestors had done. And the
same retention of ancient patterns of subsistence continues today in industrial
North America. At least in the southern temperate zone, we still gather grapes,
berries, and nuts, ...