Anthropology and Ethics

Bioarchaeology of Climate Change and Violence

Ethical Considerations

Authors: Harrod, Ryan P., Martin, Debra L.

  • Integrates theory, method and data in the area of climate change and violence
  • Provides a wealth of methodological standards on how to integrate skeletal analysis with research related to environmental change
  • Incorporates detailed information on measures of climatic variation and signatures of violence
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The goal of this monograph is to emphasize with empirical data the complexity of the relationship between climate change and violence. Bioarchaeology is the integration of human skeletal remains from ancient societies with the cultural and environmental context. Information on mortality, disease, diet and other factors provide important data to examine long chronologies of human existence, particularly during periods of droughts and life-threatening climate changes. Case studies are used to reconstruct the responses and short and long-term adaptations made by groups before, during and after dramatic changes in weather and climate. Interpersonal and group violence is also analyzed. The authors find that while in some cases there is an increase in trauma and violence, in other cases there is not. Human groups are capable of avoiding violent altercations and increasing broad networks of cooperation that help to mitigate the effects of climate change. A case study from the U.S. Southwest is provided that shows the variable and surprising ways that ancient farmers in the past dealt with long term droughts.

About the authors

Ryan P. Harrod is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Debra L. Martin is the Lincy professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior collaborations include the coedited volume. The Bioarchaeology of ViolenceĀ and the coauthored book Bioarchaeology: An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Bioarchaeology of Climate Change and Violence: A Temporal and Cross-Cultural Approach

    Harrod, Ryan P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Science of Climate Change

    Harrod, Ryan P. (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Culture and Resilience

    Harrod, Ryan P. (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Climate Change, Social Control and Violence in the US Southwest

    Harrod, Ryan P. (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Beyond the Southwest: Is There a Relationship Between Climate and Violence?

    Harrod, Ryan P. (et al.)

    Pages 59-67

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9239-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9238-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioarchaeology of Climate Change and Violence
Book Subtitle
Ethical Considerations
Authors
Series Title
Anthropology and Ethics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9239-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9239-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9238-2
Series ISSN
2195-0822
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 75
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics