24 (2): Climate Change and Cultural Evolution

Eds: Latorre C, Wilmshurst JM & von Gunten L

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 24(2), 53-84, 2016


Number of pages: 32

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine aims to highlight how social decisions in the face of environmental change had long-lasting consequences for the evolution and development of prehistoric societies.

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> Climate change and cultural evolution across the world [p.55]
C. Latorre, J.M. Wilmshurst and L. von Gunten

Science Highlights

> Climate change and social complexity in the Atacama Desert in the Late Quaternary [p.56-57]
A. Maldonado, C.M. Santoro and Escallonia members

> Late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions in southern Patagonia [p.58-59]
N.A. Villavicencio

> The end of the Holocene Humid Period in the central Sahara and Thar deserts [p.60-61]
A. Zerboni, S. Biagetti, C. Lancelotti and M. Madella

> Global megadrought, societal collapse and resilience at 4.2-3.9 ka BP [p.62-63]
H. Weiss

> Revisiting human-environment interactions in Chaco Canyon and the American Southwest [p.64-65]
J.L. Betancourt and Christopher H. Guiterman

> Climatic changes and collapses in Maya history [p.66-67]
T.Beach, S. Luzzadder-Beach, N. Dunning and D. Cook

> Climate change and human impact in Macaronesia [p.68-69]
J.-M. Fernández-Palacios, S. Nogué, C. Criado, S. Connor, C. Góis-Marques, et al.

> Climate changes and cultural shifts on Easter Island during the last three millennia [p.70-71]
V. Rull, N. Cañellas-Boltà, O. Margalef, S. Pla-Rabes, A. Sáez and S. Giralt

> Fires: the main human impact on past environments in Patagonia? [p.72-73]
A. Holz, C. Méndez, L. Borrero, A. Prieto, F. Torrejón and A. Maldonado

Program News

> DAPS - Paleoclimate Reanalyses, Data Assimilation and Proxy System modeling [p.74]
> EcoRe3 - Resistance, Recovery and Resilience of Long-term Ecological Systems [p.75]

Workshop Reports

> A cross-disciplinary initiative to analyze past floods [p.76]
> PlioVAR marine synthesis update meeting [p.77]
> Interdisciplinary views on the impacts of volcanic eruptions: from global to personal [p.78]
> Fire, climate and biomes – towards a better understanding of this complex relationship [p.79]
> Sea-level budgets at decadal to millennial timescales to bridge paleo and instrumental records [p.80]
> Uncovering the past: multidisciplinary research on historic land cover and land use [p.81]
> Methods and techniques for Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstruction [p.82]
> CLIVAR looks to the future at conference marking 20th anniversary [p.83]

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