Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Climate Change and Human Responses

A Zooarchaeological Perspective

Editors: Monks, Gregory (Ed.)

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  • Provides insights into occupational sites through animal bones and food remains
  • Gives an in-depth view on past relationships between people and their environments in the context of climatic change
  • Includes studies with a temporal scope ranging from the Pleistocene to the Late Holocene, and a geographic scope covering Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe
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About this book

This book contributes to the current discussion on climate change by presenting selected studies on the ways in which past human groups responded to climatic and environmental change. In particular, the chapters show how these responses are seen in the animal remains that people left behind in their occupation sites. Many of these bones represent food remains, so the environments in which these animals lived can be identified and human use of those environments can be understood. In the case of climatic change resulting in environmental change, these animal remains can indicate that a change has occurred, in climate, environment and human adaptation, and can also indicate the specific details of those changes.


About the authors

Gregory Monks is a Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. He is also a member of the Canadian Archaeological Association, the Society for American Archaeology, the International Council for Archaeozoology, and the Society for Historical Archaeology. His research interests include archaeological method and theory, zooarchaeology, gathering cultures, historical archaeology, and cultural resource management. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Why This Volume?

    Pages 1-4

    Monks, Gregory G.

  • The Southern Levant During the Last Glacial and Zooarchaeological Evidence for the Effects of Climate-Forcing on Hominin Population Dynamics

    Pages 7-25

    Belmaker, Miriam

  • Quaternary Mammals, People, and Climate Change: A View from Southern North America

    Pages 27-67

    Ferrusquía-Villafranca, Ismael (et al.)

  • Holocene Large Mammal Extinctions in Palawan Island, Philippines

    Pages 69-86

    Ochoa, Janine (et al.)

  • Human Response to Climate Change in the Northern Adriatic During the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene

    Pages 87-100

    Pilaar Birch, Suzanne E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Human Responses
Book Subtitle
A Zooarchaeological Perspective
Editors
  • Gregory Monks
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1106-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1106-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1105-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1490-5
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 232
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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