The Chalcolithic–Bronze Age transition in southern Iberia under the influence of the 4.2 kyr event? A correlation of climatological and demographic proxies

Hinz, Martin; Schirrmacher, Julien; Kneisel, Jutta; Rinne, Christoph; Weinelt, Mara (2019). The Chalcolithic–Bronze Age transition in southern Iberia under the influence of the 4.2 kyr event? A correlation of climatological and demographic proxies. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology, 21 Inst. für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Univ. Kiel 10.12766/jna.2019.1

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The end of the third millennium BCE represents (not only) on the Iberian Peninsula the time of transition to the Bronze Age. At the same time this is the time of a general climatic event, the so-called 4.2 ka BP event, which can be observed (in different manifestations) in different regions of the northern hemisphere. By synchronizing cultural and climatic developments and above all by assessing demographic developments and their spatial development, a much-discussed connection between the two phenomena can be made plausible and opens the perspective for further, more detailed research on the interdependence between cultural, demographic and climatological processes. For this purpose, the results of aoristics, 14C sum calibration and the evaluation of the concentration of long-chain n-alkane homologues of terrestrial origin as precipitation predictor are combined, their correlation is presented and possible responses are interpreted from the mapping of the settlement system development. This article provides an initial overview of the current results.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Hinz, Martin

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

2197-649X

Publisher:

Inst. für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Univ. Kiel

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Hinz

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2020 15:46

Last Modified:

23 Mar 2020 15:46

Publisher DOI:

10.12766/jna.2019.1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139703

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139703

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