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.


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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.

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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
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45
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