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Cover: El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America, from Harvard University PressCover: El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America in HARDCOVER

El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America

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$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780884023531

Publication Date: 01/31/2009

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438 pages

7 x 10 inches

69 black and white illustrations, 8 color illustrations

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The contributions range from providing detailed understandings of paleoclimatic data to specific effects of catastrophic events on human populations and the solutions and adaptations made throughout prehistoric and historic periods. In that sense, the chapters open climatic discussions to the vast range of data from archaeological contexts, which provide the evidence for catastrophic events in the past as well as the different ways in which people in pre-Columbian cultures responded to potential catastrophes.—R.P. Wright, Choice

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