Humans at the End of the Ice Age

The Archaeology of the Pleistocene—Holocene Transition

  • Lawrencs Guy Straus
  • Berit Valentin Eriksen
  • Jon M. Erlandson
  • David R. Yesner

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence Guy Straus
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Pleistocene—Holocene Transition in Africa and The Near East

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-13
    2. Peter J. Mitchell, Royden Yates, John E. Parkington
      Pages 15-41
    3. Angela E. Close
      Pages 43-60
  4. The Pleistocene—Holocene Transition in Europe

  5. Asian and Australia during the Pleistocene—Holocene Transition

  6. Environments and People at the Pleistocene—Holocene Boundary in the Americas

  7. Conclusion

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 365-380

About this book


Humans at the End of the Ice Age chronicles and explores the significance of the variety of cultural responses to the global environmental changes at the last glacial-interglacial boundary. Contributions address the nature and consequences of the global climate changes accompanying the end of the Pleistocene epoch-detailing the nature, speed, and magnitude of the human adaptations that culminated in the development of food production in many parts of the world. The text is aided by vital maps, chronological tables, and charts.


glacial-interglacial boundary holocene ice age late pleistocene pleistocene

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrencs Guy Straus
    • 1
  • Berit Valentin Eriksen
    • 2
  • Jon M. Erlandson
    • 3
  • David R. Yesner
    • 4
  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of AarhusHøjbjergUSA
  3. 3.University of OregonEugeneUSA
  4. 4.University of AlaskaAnchorageUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8447-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1145-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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