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By Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift

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Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations brings jointly a set of stories at the historical past of complicated interrelationships among people and their atmosphere via integrating Earth technological know-how with archeology and anthropology. At a time while weather swap, overpopulation, and shortage of assets are more and more affecting our methods of existence, the teachings of the previous offer a number of reference frames which are worthwhile for informing our destiny judgements and motion plans. quantity highlights contain discussions of a number of connotations of the Anthropocene, landscapes as a hyperlink among weather and people, synoptic techniques to discover large-scale cultural styles, neighborhood stories for contextualizing cultural complexity, and environmental determinism and social concept. Straddling the fields of Earth sciences, anthropology, and archaeology and proposing learn from throughout a number of continents, Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations will entice a large readership between scientists, students, and the general public at large.Content:

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31 7. , 2002]). Archaeologists have always placed the people they study in the context of their physical environment, but the assumption that all human organizations react in the same way to challenges presented by their environment ignores what archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists know about cultural variation and adaptation. Agricultural innovation, population movement, as well as social, economic, and political change are just some of the strategies Maya groups may have used to adapt to drought.

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