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By Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift

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Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations brings jointly a set of reviews at the background of advanced interrelationships among people and their setting by means of integrating Earth technological know-how with archeology and anthropology. At a time while weather swap, overpopulation, and shortage of assets are more and more affecting our methods of lifestyles, the teachings of the earlier offer a number of reference frames which are worthy for informing our destiny judgements and motion plans. quantity highlights contain discussions of a number of connotations of the Anthropocene, landscapes as a hyperlink among weather and people, synoptic ways to discover large-scale cultural styles, neighborhood experiences for contextualizing cultural complexity, and environmental determinism and social thought. Straddling the fields of Earth sciences, anthropology, and archaeology and providing learn from throughout a number of continents, Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations will entice a large readership between scientists, students, and the general public at large.Content:

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Lamanai, like the sites of Tayasal and Tipu, was an important Maya center right up to the seventeenth century. Tayasal is just one of several sites in the Petén Lakes region that was occupied throughout the Postclassic period. D. 800 to 1000, but the great temporal variability that has been revealed archaeologically complicates simplistic narratives of Maya florescence and collapse. This important fact is often ignored by nonarchaeologists, probably because they are using outdated overviews of Maya prehistory, which place the collapse entirely in the ninth century, a notion based mostly on early research in the central Petén region at sites like Tikal.

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