Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in the Asia-Pacific Region by Mike T. Carson

Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in the Asia-Pacific Region

byMike T. Carson

Kobo ebook | June 17, 2016

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Landscapes have been fundamental to the human experience world-wide and throughout time, yet how did we as human beings evolve or co-evolve with our landscapes?  By answering this question, we can understand our place in the complex, ever-changing world that we inhabit.  

This book guides readers on a journey through the concurrent processes of change in an integrated natural-cultural history of a landscape.  While outlining the general principles for global application, a richly illustrated case is offered through the Mariana Islands in the northwest tropical Pacific and furthermore situated in a larger Asia-Pacific context for a full comprehension of landscape evolution at variable scales.  The author examines what happened during the first time when human beings encountered the world’s Remote Oceanic environment in the Mariana Islands about 3500 years ago, followed by a continuous sequence of changing sea level, climate, water resources, forest composition, human population growth, and social dynamics.  This book provides a high-resolution and long-term view of the complexities of landscape evolution that affect all of us today.

Title:Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in the Asia-Pacific RegionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 17, 2016Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319314009

ISBN - 13:9783319314006

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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