archaeology impact Books

  • Archaeology and the Capitalist World System

    This fascinating monograph employs a world system model as the basis for archaeological investigation of Russian America that relates local findings to global patterns. Author Aron Crowell examines Russian, Spanish, and American historical sources along with the archaeological evidence to uncover a preliterate culture that left no written ...

  • Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society

    In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses ...

  • Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia

    The themes of the book focus on the origin, development, interactions, and migrations of the Scythians, in Eurasia and their relationships with the environment of 1st millennium BC. Without doubt, the environment played an important role in the life of ancient nomadic populations, forming the basis of their economies and influencing various ...

  • Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia

    The themes of the book focus on the origin, development, interactions, and migrations of the Scythians, in Eurasia and their relationships with the environment of 1st millennium BC. Without doubt, the environment played an important role in the life of ancient nomadic populations, forming the basis of their economies and influencing various ...

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters

    The first definitive exploration of the effects of this catastrophic oil spill since its occurrence in 1989. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the issues involved, 25 peer-reviewed papers cover the following key topics: • Chemistry and Fate of the Spill • Shoreline Impacts of the Spill • Effects on Fish and Fisheries • ...

  • Ocean Pulse

    Aquaculture of the World Oceans-Is the Future at Our Doorstep? Fish as a Foodstuff-a Catch 22: IS Aquaculture a Solution? R.B. Abel. Underwater Technology Applications to Ocean Exploration: The Impact of Armed Forces on the Development of Marine Technology: A Look Back-A Look Ahead; D.R. Chandler. Precise Target Strength Pattern Measurement ...

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan

    An understanding of the uniquely human behavior of stone tool making tackles questions about hominins’ ability to culturally transmit and expand their base of social and practical knowledge and their cognitive capacities for advanced planning. The appearance of stone tools has often been viewed as a threshold event, impacting directly and ...

  • Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia

    Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia presents the major achievements in the scientific fields of water supply technologies and management throughout the millennia. It provides valuable insights into ancient water supply technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. A ...

  • Water, Environment and Society in Times of Climatic Change

    This volume addresses climate variability and its human impact during the Holocene. The various contributions were presented during the July 1996 Negev University workshop and provide an interdisciplinary, integrative overview. Some chapters document and discuss climate variability and paleo-hydrology using stable isotopes, radiocarbon, ...

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