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Archaeological Landscape Evolution : The Mariana Islands in the Asia-pacific Region (Hardcover) (Mike T.
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This book draws primarily on archaeology as a way to obtain information directly from the past, but landscapes must be understood in the broadest sense as inhabited social-ecological environments that can be studied in multiple ways.The author draws on his years of research in the Marianas and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, here examining what happened during the first time when human beings encountered the world’s Remote Oceanic environment in the Mariana Islands about 3500 years ago, followed by a continuous sequence of changing sea level, climate, forest composition, human population growth, and social dynamics.
Landscapes have been fundamental to the human experience worldwide and throughout time, yet how did our landscapes come to exist through complex natural and cultural histories? Toward answering this question, this book guides readers on a journey through more than three millennia of landscape evolution, as seen through records of archaeological and palaeo-environmental studies in a richly illustrated case of the Mariana Islands in the northwest tropical Pacific.
Genre: Social Science, Science, Technology
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Mike T. Carson
Street Date: June 28, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-3445