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Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation

Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change

Global and Diachronic Perspectives

Editors: Robinson, Erick, Sellet, Frederic (Eds.)

  • ​​Links stone tool usage and paleoenvironmental research
  • Includes case studies from the Lower Pleistocene to the Holocene and features archaeological examples from every continent
  • Focuses on paleoenvironmental data that will make it attractive to climatologists, geoarchaeologists, human ecologists and geographers.
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About this book

The objective of this edited volume is to bring together a diverse set of analyses to document how small-scale societies responded to paleoenvironmental change based on the evidence of their lithic technologies. The contributions bring together an international forum for interpreting changes in technological organization - embracing a wide range of time periods, geographic regions and methodological approaches.​ ​As technology brings more refined information on ancient climates, the research on spatial and temporal variability of paleoenvironmental changes. In turn, this has also broadened considerations of the many ways that prehistoric hunter-gatherers may have responded to fluctuations in resource bases.   From an archaeological perspective, stone tools and their associated debitage provide clues to understanding these past choices and decisions, and help to further the investigation into how variable human responses may have been.   Despite significant advances in the theory and methodology of lithic technological analysis, there have been few attempts to link these developments to paleoenvironmental research on a global scale.  

About the authors

Erick Robinson is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. He specializes in geochronology, lithic technology, and paleodemography, focusing on hunter-gatherer adaptations to terminal Pleistocene and Holocene environmental change and transitions to agriculture in northern Europe and Western US. He is currently working to develop a comprehensive archaeological radiocarbon database for the US that will be used to reconstruct prehistoric population growth and migration throughout the Holocene.

Frederic Sellet

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change

    Robinson, Erick (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Provisioning Responses to Environmental Change in South Africa’s Winter Rainfall Zone: MIS 5-2

    Mackay, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 13-36

  • The South Asian Microlithic: Homo sapiens Dispersal or Adaptive Response?

    Clarkson, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

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  • The Hoabinhian of Southeast Asia and its Relationship to Regional Pleistocene Lithic Technologies

    Marwick, Ben

    Pages 63-78

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  • Horizons of Change: Entanglement of Paleoenvironment and Cultural Dynamics in Australian Lithic Technology

    Hiscock, Peter

    Pages 79-90

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64407-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64405-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change
Book Subtitle
Global and Diachronic Perspectives
Editors
  • Erick Robinson
  • Frederic Sellet
Series Title
Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64407-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64407-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64405-9
Series ISSN
1574-0501
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 341
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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