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Title Surviving sudden environmental change : understanding hazards, mitigating impacts, avoiding disasters / edited by Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets ; authors, David Abbott [and others].
Imprint Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 2012.

Subject Environmental archaeology -- Case studies.
Social archaeology -- Case studies.
Natural disasters -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Human ecology -- History -- To 1500.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- History -- To 1500.
Social evolution -- History -- To 1500.
Social change -- History -- To 1500.
Alt Name Cooper, Jago.
Sheets, Payson D.
Abbott, David A.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 256 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: learning to live with the dangers of sudden environmental change / Payson Sheets and Jago Cooper -- Hazards, impacts, and resilience among hunter-gatherers of the Kuril Islands / Ben Fitzhugh -- Responses to explosive volcanic eruptions by small to complex societies in ancient Mexico and Central America / Payson Sheets -- Black sun, high flame, and flood : volcanic hazards in Iceland / Andrew Dugmore and Orri Vesteinsson -- Fail to prepare then prepare to fail : re-thinking threat vulnerability and mitigation in the Precolumbian Caribbean / Jago Cooper -- Collation, correlation, and causation in the prehistory of coastal Peru / Daniel H. Sandweiss and Jeffrey Quilter -- Silent hazards, invisible risks : prehispanic erosion in the Teotihuacan valley, central Mexico / Emily McClung de Tapia -- Domination and resilience in Bronze Age Mesopotamia / Tate Paulette -- Long-term vulnerability and resilience : three examples from archaeological study in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico / Margaret C. Nelson, Michelle Hegmon, Keith W. Kintigh, Ann P. Kinzig, Ben A. Nelson, John M. Anderies, David A. Abbott, Katherine A. Spielmann, Scott E. Ingram, Matthew A. Peeples, Stephanie Kulow, Colleen A. Strawhacker, Cathryn Meegan -- Social evolution, hazards, and resilience : some concluding thoughts / Timothy A. Kohler -- Global environmental change, resilience, and sustainable outcomes / Charles L. Redman.
Note Print version record.
Summary Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities--ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory--faced and coped with such dangers.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
ISBN 9781607321682 (electronic bk.)
1607321688 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 775603907
Additional Format Print version: Surviving sudden environmental change. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2012 9781607321675 (DLC) 2011045973 (OCoLC)761334845

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