Climate fluctuations and trajectories to complexity in the Neolithic: towards a theory

  • Detlef Gronenborn Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Keywords: climate fluctuations, Neolithization, crises, socio-political trajectories

Abstract

Theories about the emergence and spread of farming in western Eurasia have a long research history. Occasionally, climate fluctuations have served as explanations for short-term culture change. However, the entire Holocene climate fluctuation sequence has so far not been regarded. First steps towards a theory which combines the successive stages in Neolithization and early to Mid-Holocene climate fluctuations are described.

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Published
2009-12-31
How to Cite
Gronenborn, D. (2009). Climate fluctuations and trajectories to complexity in the Neolithic: towards a theory. Documenta Praehistorica, 36, 97-110. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.36.5
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