By Gwen Robbins Schug
In the context of present debates approximately international warming, archaeology contributes very important insights for figuring out environmental alterations in prehistory, and the implications and responses of earlier populations to them.
In Indian archaeology, weather switch and monsoon variability are usually invoked to provide an explanation for significant demographic transitions, cultural adjustments, and migrations of prehistoric populations. throughout the overdue Holocene (1400-700 B.C.), agricultural groups flourished in a semiarid area of the Indian subcontinent, till they precipitously collapsed. Gwen Robbins Schug integrates the latest paleoclimate reconstructions with an leading edge research of skeletal continues to be from one of many final deserted villages to supply a brand new interpretation of the archaeological checklist of this period.
Robbins Schug’s biocultural synthesis offers us with a brand new manner of the adaptive, social, and cultural modifications that happened during this quarter in the course of the first and moment millennia B.C. Her paintings truly and compellingly usurps the weather swap paradigm, demonstrating the complexity of human-environmental differences. This unique and critical contribution to bioarchaeological examine and method enriches our knowing of either international weather switch and South Asian prehistory.
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Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory (Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global) by Gwen Robbins Schug