Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics

Daniel H. Sandweiss - Kirk A. Maasch - David G. Anderson - Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics
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The Middle Holocene epoch (8,000 to 3,000 years ago) was a time of dramatic changes in the physical world and in human cultures. Across this span, climatic conditions changed rapidly, with cooling in the high to mid-latitudes and drying in the tropics.

In many parts of the world, human groups became more complex, with early horticultural systems replaced by intensive agriculture and small-scale societies being replaced by larger, more hierarchial organizations. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics explores the cause and effect relationship between climatic change and cultural transformations across the mid-Holocene (c. 4000 B.C.).

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David G. Anderson, Ph.D.
David G. Anderson
David G. Anderson (born 1949) is an archaeologist in the department of anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who specializes in Southeastern archaeology.

Occupations: Archeologist, Professor
Specialties: Southeastern Archaeology
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