The Bronze Age climate and environment of Britain

Brown, Tony (2008) The Bronze Age climate and environment of Britain. Bronze Age Review, 1, 7-22.


[img] PDF - Version of Record
Download (241Kb)


Over the last twenty years there have been tremendous advances in our knowledge of climate
change in later British prehistory from a wide variety of proxy-climate sources. This chapter
will summarise our present understanding for the period 2000-500 BC and highlight the areas
in which further research is required. A secondary aim is to review how much we can infer
from these proxy-climate records concerning the wider environment, including the day-today
environment of Bronze Age peoples and the stresses imposed upon their societies. This
area is far more subjective but lies at the heart of serious, i.e. non-superficial, attempts to
relate aspects of change in Bronze Age society to environmental change.

Item Type: Article
Related URLs:
Keywords: climate change, Bronze Age, palaeoecology, peat stratigraphy
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Environmental Processes and Change
ePrint ID: 64120
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 2008Published
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:48

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics