Humans at the End of the Ice Age: The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition

Humans at the End of the Ice Age: The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition

by Lawrence Guy Straus
     
 

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Humans at the End of the Ice Age chronicles and explores the significance of the variety of cultural responses to the global environmental changes at the last glacial-interglacial boundary. Contributions address the nature and consequences of the global climate changes accompanying the end of the Pleistocene epoch-detailing the nature, speed, and magnitude ofSee more details below

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Humans at the End of the Ice Age chronicles and explores the significance of the variety of cultural responses to the global environmental changes at the last glacial-interglacial boundary. Contributions address the nature and consequences of the global climate changes accompanying the end of the Pleistocene epoch-detailing the nature, speed, and magnitude of the human adaptations that culminated in the development of food production in many parts of the world. The text is aided by vital maps, chronological tables, and charts.

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'Its significance can scarcely be overstated, and its contribution, in presenting up-to-date regional syntheses and discussions of the key issues, could hardly be more timely...Throughout this volume fascinating and important issues were presented...extremely well edited.'
Antiquity, September 1997

'[An] excellent volume on this important period of time.' Geoarchaeology: An International Journal '

'This book fills a significant gap and makes and important contribution to the literature.'
The Holocene 8, 1998

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Looks at the diverse responses of human societies worldwide to the environmental changes of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, focusing on the effect the climactic changes had on the shift from exploitation of wild food sources to food production. Chapters detail archaeological findings and their implications on all of the inhabited continents, and discuss changes in human settlement patterns and culture. Contains continental overviews and comparisons, and a concluding chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461284475
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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