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    Birks, Hilary H. Gelorini, Vanessa Robinson, Erick and Hoek, Wim Z. 2015. Impacts of palaeoclimate change 60 000–8000 years ago on humans and their environments in Europe: Integrating palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data. Quaternary International, Vol. 378, p. 4.

    Robinson, Erick Van Strydonck, Mark Gelorini, Vanessa and Crombé, Philippe 2013. Radiocarbon chronology and the correlation of hunter–gatherer sociocultural change with abrupt palaeoclimate change: the Middle Mesolithic in the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt area of northwest Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 40, Issue. 1, p. 755.


Climate change, extreme weather events and issues of human perception


The central proposition of Toby Pillatt is that in developing an understanding of past human affairs weather is as important as, or more so than, climate. Climate may be simply defined as average weather, whilst weather is the day-to-day occurrence of atmospheric phenomena which impact in perceptible ways on people's lives. The general proposition is sound enough; the challenges come in implementing these ideas in ways which advance our understanding of past people–environment relationships.

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Archaeological Dialogues
  • ISSN: 1380-2038
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