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Landscape transformations and human responses, c. 11,500-c. 4500 years ago

Rabett, R J; Barker, Graeme William; Barton, Huw; Hunt, Chris; LLoyd-Smith, Lindsay; Paz, Victor; Piper, Philip; Premathilake, Rasmathiri; Rushworth, Garry; Stephens, Mark; Szabo, Katherine


This chapter discusses the character of human activity at Niah after the transition to the Holocene, the modern climate era. The beginning of the Holocene was marked by an abrupt warming in the palaeotemperature records of the Greenland ice cap at 11,700 BP (Rasmussen et al. 2006; as in the case of Chapter 5, this is rounded here to 11,500 Br), and the end of the major climate swings which had marked the terminal stages of the Pleistocene (Rasmussen et al. 2008; Svensson et al. 2006). The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Rainforest foraging and farming in Island Southeast Asia


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