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Title El Niño, catastrophism, and culture change in ancient America / editors, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Jeffrey Quilter.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection ; [Cambridge, Mass.] : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008.


 Main Stacks  GC296.8.E4 E3955 2008    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 290 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Note Papers from a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th-13th October, 2002.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject El Niño Current -- Environmental aspects -- Latin America -- History -- Congresses.
El Niño Current -- Social aspects -- Latin America -- History -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Latin America -- History -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Latin America -- History -- Congresses.
Climate and civilization -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Contents Climate, catastrophe, and culture in the ancient Americas / Daniel H. Sandweiss and Jeffrey Quilter -- Paleoclimate from ice cores : a framework for archaeological interpretations / Paul Andrew Mayweski -- El Niño and interannual variability of climate in the Western Hemisphere / Kirk Allen Maasch -- Climate change, El Niño, and the rise of complex society on the Peruvian coast during the middle Holocene / James B. Richardson III and Daniel H. Sandweiss -- Catastrophe and the emergence of political complexity : a social anthropological model / Paul Roscoe -- Deciphering the politics of prehistoric El Niño events on the north coast of Peru / Brian R. Billman and Gary Huckleberry -- Deadly deluges in the southern desert : modern and ancient El Niños in the Osmore region of Peru / Michael E. Moseley and David K. Keefer -- Marching to disaster: the catastrophic convergence of Inca imperial policy, sand flies, and El Niño in the 1524 Andean epidemic / James B. Kiracofe and John S. Marr -- Armageddon to the Garden of Eden : explosive volcanic eruptions and societal resilience in ancient Middle America / Payson Sheets -- The collapse of Maya civilization : assessing the interaction of culture, climate, and environment / Jason Yaeger and David A. Hodell -- And the waters took them : catastrophic flooding and civilization on the Mexican Gulf Coast / S. Jeffrey K. Wilkerson.
Other Author Sandweiss, Daniel H.
Quilter, Jeffrey, 1949-
Dumbarton Oaks.