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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
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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.


Contents

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.

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