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The Impacts of Geography and Climate Change on Magdalenian Social Networks

Abstract This dissertation uses a comparative approach to investigate long-term human- environment interrelationships in times of climate change. It uses Geographical Information Systems and ecological models to reconstruct the Magdalenian (~20,000- 14,000 calibrated years ago) environments of the coastal mountainous zone of Cantabria (Northwest Spain) and the interior valleys of the Dordogne (Southwest France) to contextualize the social networks that could have formed during a time of high climate and resource variability. It simulates the formation of such networks in an agent-based model, which documents the processes underlying the formation of archaeological assemblages, and evaluates the potential impacts of climate-topography interactions on... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Gravel-Miguel, Claudine (Author) / Barton, C. Michael (Advisor) / Coudart, Anick (Committee member) / Clark, Geoffrey A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Ecology / Computer science / Agent-based model / Hunter-gatherers / Magdalenian / Portable art objects / Social networks / Species Distribution Model
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 312 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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