Journal article

Seasonal records of palaeoenvironmental change and resource use from archaeological assemblages

Amy L Prendergast, Alexander JE Pryor, Hazel Reade, Rhiannon E Stevens

JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE-REPORTS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Seasonal climate variability can affect the availability of food, water, shelter and raw materials. Therefore, robust assessments of relationships between environmental change and changes in human behaviour require an understanding of climate and environment at a seasonal scale. In recent years, many advances have been made in obtaining seasonally-resolved and seasonally-focused palaeoenvironmental data from proxy records. If these proxy records are obtained from archaeological sites, they offer a unique opportunity to reconstruct local climate variations that can be spatially and temporally related to human activity. Furthermore, the analysis of various floral and faunal remains within arch..

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