Issues in the Study of Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironment in the Early Holo¬cene of the Central Zagros, Iran
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013, Pages: 26-33
Received: Jul. 7, 2013;
Published: Aug. 10, 2013
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W. Matthews, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK
Y. Mohammadifar, Department of Archaeology, Bu-AliSina University, Hamedan, Iran
A. Motarjem, Department of Archaeology, Bu-AliSina University, Hamedan, Iran
H. Ilkhani, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK
Lisa-Marie Shillito, Department of Archaeology, The University of York, UK
R. Matthews, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK
This paper reviews some of the key issues in the study of palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment in the early Holocene of the Central Zagros. It also considers palaeocological research in this and other regions of the Near East, as well as preliminary results from new collaborative excavation and research at the early Neolithic sites of Sheikh-e Abad and Jani in Kermanshah province. The paper concludes with an outline of issues and directions for future research on Holocene palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment in the Central Zagros. The three key issues in the study of the early Holocene climate and environment examined in this paper are (1) local and regional variation in the nature and rate of climatic change after the end of the Ice Age (2) responses by plant and animal populations to these changes, and (3) and human settlement patterns and ecological strategies.
Issues in the Study of Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironment in the Early Holo¬cene of the Central Zagros, Iran, International Journal of Archaeology.
Vol. 1, No. 2,
2013, pp. 26-33.
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