Late Glacial to Early Holocene socio-ecological responses to climatic instability within the Mediterranean basin

Javier Fernández-López de Pablo*, Samantha E. Jones, Francesc Burjachs

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Abstract

The period spanning the Late Glacial and the Early Holocene (≈19–8.2 ka) witnessed a dramatic sequence of climate and palaeoenvironmental changes (Rasmussen et al., 2014). Interestingly, some of the most significant transformations ever documented in human Prehistory took place during this period such as the intensification of hunter-gatherer economic systems, the domestication process of wild plants and animals, and the spread of farming across Eurasia. Understanding the role of climate and environmental dynamics on long-term cultural and economic trajectories, as well as specific human responses to episodes of rapid climate change, still remains as one of the main challenges of archaeological research (Kintigh et al., 2014).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
Volume184
Early online date10 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

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