Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in by Mike T. Carson

By Mike T. Carson

Landscapes were basic to the human event world-wide and all through time, but how did we as people evolve or co-evolve with our landscapes? via answering this question, we will be able to comprehend our position within the complicated, ever-changing global that we inhabit.

This ebook courses readers on a trip during the concurrent strategies of switch in an built-in natural-cultural background of a panorama. whereas outlining the overall rules for worldwide software, a richly illustrated case is accessible throughout the Mariana Islands within the northwest tropical Pacific and in addition positioned in a bigger Asia-Pacific context for an entire comprehension of panorama evolution at variable scales. the writer examines what occurred through the first time whilst humans encountered the world’s distant Oceanic surroundings within the Mariana Islands approximately 3500 years in the past, through a continuing series of adjusting sea point, weather, water assets, woodland composition, human inhabitants progress, and social dynamics. This booklet presents a high-resolution and long term view of the complexities of panorama evolution that impact we all today.

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