Climate Change and Human Impact on the Landscape: Studies in palaeoecology and environmental archaeology

Climate Change and Human Impact on the Landscape: Studies in palaeoecology and environmental archaeology

by F. Chambers (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401050142
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

One: Precision and Accuracy in Studies of Climatic Change and Human Impact.- 1 Precision, concepts, controversies: Alan Smith’s contributions to vegetational history and palaeoecology.- 2 Forward to the past: changing approaches to Quaternary palaeoecology.- 3 Radiocarbon dating and the palynologist: a realistic approach to precision and accuracy.- 4 Great oaks from little acorns... : precision and accuracy in Irish dendrochronology.- Two: Climatic Change on the Landscape.- 5 Peat bogs as sources of proxy climatic data: past approaches and future research.- 6 Forest response to Holocene climatic change: equilibrium or non-equilibrium.- 7 Isolating the climatic factors in early- and mid-Holocene palaeobotanical records from Scotland.- 8 Radiocarbon dating of arctic-alpine palaeosols and the reconstruction of Holocene palaeoenvironmental change.- Three: Evidence for Human Impact.- 9 Earliest palynological records of human impact on the world’s vegetation.- 10 Vegetation change during the Mesolithic in the British Isles: some amplifications.- 11 The development of high moorland on Dartmoor: fire and the influence of Mesolithic activity on vegetation change.- 12 Models of mid-Holocene forest farming for north-west Europe.- 13 The influence of human communities on the English chalklands from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age: the molluscan evidence.- 14 Mesolithic, early Neolithic, and later prehistoric impacts on vegetation at a riverine site in Derbyshire, England.- 15 Holocene (Flandrian) vegetation change and human activity in the Carneddau area of upland mid-Wales.- 16 Early land use and vegetation history at Derryinver Hill, Renvyle Peninsula, Co. Galway, Ireland.- Four: Climatic Change and Human Impact: Relationship and Interaction.- 17 Rapid early-Holocene migration and high abundance of hazel (Corylus avellana L.): alternative hypotheses.- 18 The origin of blanket mire, revisited.- 19 Climatic change and human impact during the late Holocene in northern Britain.- 20 Palaeoecology of floating bogs and landscape change in the Great Lakes drainage basin of North America.- 21 Late Quaternary climatic change and human impact: commentary and conclusions.- References.

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