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Reorganization and Risk: Environmental Change and Tribal Land Use in Marginal Landscapes of Southern Jordan


Abstract This research on the early metal ages of the Wadi el-Hasa focuses on the
settlement systems and attempts to explain how social, economic and political
adjustments helped tribal groups survive under natural (i.e., climatic) and anthropogenic
(i.e., land degradation, erosion) stress factors. The shifting of subsistence base from
agropastoral to pastoral their reflections in site and population densities, diversity of site
types, levels of internal complexity and levels of social organization via the presence of
large settlements, like villages, which acted as economic and administrative centers
emerge as risk reduction mechanisms. The cycles of abandonment and resettlement are
evaluated within the concept of social reorganization and such cha... (more)
Created Date 2010-05
Contributor Arikan, Bulent (Author)
Type Text
Extent 345 Pages
Language English
Identifier ISBN: 1124261311
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  Arikan PhD dissertation 2010
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