Collapse, resilience and mobility in prehistoric agrarian societies. Can we prove relations to weather and climate?

Hafner, Albert (22 March 2018). Collapse, resilience and mobility in prehistoric agrarian societies. Can we prove relations to weather and climate? (Unpublished). In: Riederalp 2018 Workshop on Exposure, vulnerability and resilience of human societies to climate- and weather-related disasters from the Holocene to the Anthropocene (Université de Genève, Yale University, Trinity College Dublin). Riederalp, Switzerland. 20.-24. März 2018.

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Based on the intensive research of wetland settlements in lakes and bogs of the Alpine Space I will present examples of collapsing settlement activities, which may be related, to weather and climate. Mainly rising lake levels are seen as a factor of collapse for settlements near lakeshores. Well-researched sites with complete information on size, development and chronology may deliver the best examples. Archaeology – and mainly prehistoric archaeology – is a science, which is used to work with large times scales. Contributions to climate change research offer chances to get involved in a research topic that is of societal relevance. If archaeologists can show that during long periods of the Holocene human societies have been vulnerable and were forced to be adaptive to new environmental situations this may also change the view of our own, quite static societies of the 21st century.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

02 May 2018 09:55

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 15:27

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.113598

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/113598

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