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By Paul Halstead, Charles Frederick

Collaboration among prehistorians and palaeoecologists is significantly altering our figuring out of the connection among panorama, land use and human cost in Greece. The chapters during this quantity comprise case stories and broader syntheses, advancements of either on-site and off-site box method, explorations of palaeoecological and archaeological proof, and discussions of the way the palaeoecological and archaeological documents are shaped. Contributions diversity geographically over the contrasting traditional and cultural landscapes of northern and southern Greece and the lowlands and highlands, and chronologically over the complete postglacial interval, together with experiences of plant and animal ecology and of palaeoecological formation approaches within the current. the trouble of disentangling climatic and anthropogenic motives of palaeoecological switch is a recurrent subject matter.

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To what extent this is true, and whether it reflects stable farming and grazing methods or repeated use of the same pieces of land and thus did not affect forest cover, is a matter for investigation in each individual case and by the relevant disciplines. Techniques of land use are another important factor and it is has been argued that, only during the Bronze Age, did innovations in this area become a serious agent of landscape change (Sherratt 1981). Clearly, there is an extensive pollen record for Greece but charcoal data from archaeological sites are very restricted.

Historical Biology 9: 103-16. 1995 51 Land degradation in the Balkans: variations in time and space. In L'homme et la degradation de I'environnement. XVe recontres Internationales d'archeologie et histoire d'Antibes: 161-74. Juan-lesPins: Editions APDCA. 4 Holocene Climate Change in Crete: An Archaeologists View Jennifer Moody Major variations in climate such as the waxing and waning of glacial epochs have long been recognized as having had a profound influence on the organization of human societies (Sherratt 1997), but lesser fluctuations, such as the 'Medieval Little Ice Age7, have received little attention from Mediterranean archaeologists until recently.

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