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Perceptions of and responses to the Holocene flooding of the North Sea lowlands.

Leary, J. (2009) Perceptions of and responses to the Holocene flooding of the North Sea lowlands. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 28 (3). pp. 227-237. ISSN 1468-0092

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2009.00326.x

Abstract/Summary

This paper explores how the drastic landscape changes that took place in the North Sea basin during the Holocene affected the lives of those dwelling in that area. Previous contributions to the discussion of the Holocene inundation of the North Sea have tended to concentrate on the timings. This paper discusses the ways people could have perceived and responded to these events, emphasizing that climate change should not be viewed apart from social factors. It is also argued that sea-level rise was not something externally imposed on communities but an integral part of their world.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:33524
Publisher:Wiley

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