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Climate and Holocene Civilizations

  • Andrew Y. GliksonEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Abstract

Since the Neolithic and throughout history cultivation and agriculture-based civilizations concentrated along rivers, or above groundwater reservoirs, depended critically on availability of water, which in turn depended on the climate, including annual river rhythms, the effects of forests on microclimate, soil erosion, and in some parts of the world such as southeast Asia on volcanic regimes.

Keywords

Medieval Warm Period Natural Climate Variability Holocene Optimum Alluvial Terrace Yellow River Valley 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Archaeology and AnthropologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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