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Climate Change and Human Responses 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.
Section 1: Pleistocene - Holocene Transition
Section 2: Early - mid-Holocene
Section 3: Recent Holocene
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.