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An introduction to Late Glacial–Holocene environments

Anson W. Mackay

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Holocene is the Earth's most recent interglacial, which began approximately 11,500 years ago. Environmental change across this interval and the preceding Late Glacial, driven by factors such as ... More


Global and African Regional Climate during the Cenozoic

Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many events in global tectonics and high latitude climate had significant effects on Cenozoic climate evolution. This chapter explores three revolutions in climate research that have dramatically ... More


The Creative Explosion

T. Douglas Price

in Europe before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199914708
eISBN:
9780197563267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914708.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Two related phenomena characterize the last 30,000 years or so of the Pleistocene and the Old Stone Age in Europe, a period known as the Upper Paleolithic. The first of these is the arrival of a ... More


Past, Present, and Future Climate Change

Robert Van de Noort

in Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World's Coastal Wetlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199699551
eISBN:
9780191804915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199699551.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter develops key concepts from climate change science to provide a framework in support of the case studies in climate change archaeology. It considers both natural climate change and ... More


Early Paleoindian Potentials on the Continental Shelf in the Southeastern United States

James S. Dunbar

in New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400738
eISBN:
9781683400875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400738.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

As two researchers with significant credibility in the study of early Florida, James S. Dunbar and David K. Thulman evaluate the potential for Paleoindian research on the Southeastern Continental ... More


Split

Tim Woollings

in Jet Stream: A Journey Through our Changing Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828518
eISBN:
9780191867002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828518.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Over the North Atlantic the eddy-driven jet stream finally separates from the subtropical jet, forming a split jet structure. Free from the steady influence of the Hadley cell, the northern jet is ... More


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