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Title Megadrought and collapse : from early agriculture to angkor / edited by Harvey Weiss
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017

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Contents Cover; Megadrought and Collapse; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Megadrought, Collapse, and Causality; A Note on Chronology; chapter 1 12,000-​11,700 cal bp: The Collapse of Foraging and Origins of Cultivation in Western Asia; chapter 2 6600-​6000 cal BC Abrupt Climate Change and Neolithic Dispersal from West Asia; chapter 3 4.2 ka bp Megadrought and the Akkadian Collapse; chapter 4 3.2 ka bp Megadrought and the Late Bronze Age Collapse; chapter 5 ad 550-​600 Collapse at Teotihuacan: Testing Climatic Forcing from a 2400-​Year Mesoamerican Rainfall Reconstruction
Chapter 6 ad 750-​1100 Climate Change and Critical Transitions in Classic Maya Sociopolitical Networkschapter 7 Twelfth Century AD: Climate, Environment, and the Tiwanaku State; chapter 8 Thirteenth Century AD: Implications of Seasonal and Annual Moisture Reconstructions for Mesa Verde, Colorado; chapter 9 Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Mainland Southeast Asia; Index
Summary Megadrought and Collapse revises the global archaeological and historical record with nine case studies that describe and analyze decades to centuries long megadroughts, from the Pleistocene to the 15th century AD, and the societal collapses they caused. Each study is a definitive review of societal responses to natural climate change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 12, 2017)
Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects
Anthropology.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Droughts -- History
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
anthropology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Anthropology.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Droughts.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Dürre
Klimaänderung
Paläoklimatologie
Sozialer Wandel
Trockenheit
Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Weiss, Harvey, editor
ISBN 9780199329212
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