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?

Water Engineering In The Ancient World

Author: Charles R. Ortloff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199239096
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Charles Ortloff provides a new perspective on archaeological studies of the urban and agricultural water supply and distribution systems of the major ancient civilizations of South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia, by using ...

Encyclopedia Of World Climatology

Author: John E. Oliver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402032641
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Viewpoints There are several viewpoints on the relationship between climate and
civilization (Pittock et al., 1978). In particular, the rise and fall of ancient
civilizations seems to have been closely related to the change in climate. The
ancient civilizations were built up on the basis of hunting and nomadism, which
depended on the distribution of vegetation and animals. The flourishing of the
ancient civilizations was supported by agricultural production and a definite form
of organized ...

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 ...

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.

Water Civilization

Author: Yoshinori Yasuda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 443154111X
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What these birthplaces of ancient civilizations had in common were that they
were situated in dry to semi-arid climates having annual rainfall of 500 mm or
less, and that they were inhabited by people who mainly sustained themselves
by pastoral farming and cultivation of wheat, barley, and millet. Figure 1, adapted
from Yoshino (1999), shows a climate zone map indicating the climate divisions
of Eurasia together with the birthplaces of ancient civilizations. The climate zone
of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Anthropology Of Climate Change

Author: Hans Baer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317817672
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Climate. turmoil. Introducing. a. socioecological. model. of. human. action,.
environmental. impact,. and. mounting. vulnerability. Human societies began to
make the transition from small foraging or huntingand-gathering bands to larger
... although primarily driven at the time by natural forces rather than
anthropogenic or human-created ones, appears to have played a role in shaping
human societies over the centuries, including contributing to the collapse of some
ancient civilizations, ...