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Historical Ecology: Cultural Knowledge and Changing Landscapes

Edited By: CL Crumley

320 pages, Figs, tabs

James Currey

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #28839 | ISBN: 0852559011
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Useful case studies on the human-environment relationship in the tropical forests of equatorial Africa, Norse agricultural colonization of Greenland, history of flooding, food production, role of climatic change in the capitulation of continental Celtic peoples to Roman domination.


Contents

Historical ecology - a multidimensional ecological orientation, Carole L. Crumley; concepts in historical ecology - the view from evolutionary theory, Bruce P. Winterhalder; tracking & testing the nature/culture dichotomy in practice, Alice E. Ingerson; global climate & regional biocultural diversity, Joel D. Gunn; historical ecology & landscape transformation in eastern Equatorial Africa, Peter R. Schmidt; management for extinction in Norse Greenland, Thomas H. McGovern; population ecology & civilization in Ancient Egypt, Fekri A. Hassan; the ecology of conquest - contrasting agropastoral & agricultural societies' adaptation to climatic change, Carole L. Crumley; the role of archaeology in raising environmental consciousness - an example from Southwest Florida, William H. Marquardt; towards a properly historical ecology, Thomas C. Patterson; epilogue, Carole L. Crumley. Appendix: Santa Fe Accord.

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