Books  Evolutionary Biology  Human Evolution & Anthropology 

Climate Change and Iroquoian Prehistory: An Outline of Empirical Studies of the Eastern Woodlands

By: MW Wykoff

Westview Press

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #19857 | ISBN: 0813384133
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

About this book

The interplay between climate and culture, is the focus of this book on the Great Lakes Iroquois. Looking at a global climate change - the Medieval Optimum in the 13th century - as well as regional and micro-level climate variation affecting and affected by Iroquoian agriculture, Dr. Wykoff incorporates strategies from both social science and natural history to give us a new picture of the Iroquois. His command and integration of the varieties of data and the methodology provide a useful case study for scholars of archaeology, paleoclimatology and ecology.


Part 1 Climate chronology: referencing causes and dates; synchronous world-wide changes. Part 2 Northern Iroquoians of the lower Great Lakes plains and the Allegheny plateau: Ontario after A.D. 1250; New York after A.D. 1250; phytogeography of New York. Part 3 Agriculture and climate: horticultural and agricultural areas of Eastern woodlands; climatic patterns; maize adaptations. Part 4 Research relevance: plant life; the larger context. Part 5 Conclusions: research priorities for Iroquoian prehistory; prehistory in the theoretical realm.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Missing Lemur Link

NHBS Price: £64.99 $80/€73 approx

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters

NHBS Price: £23.50 $29/€26 approx

The Society of Genes

NHBS Price: £20.95 $26/€24 approx

The Bonobo and the Atheist

NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

The Social Conquest of Earth

NHBS Price: £10.99 £11.99 (Save £1.00) $13/€12 approx