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The Bronze Age climate and environment of Britain

The Bronze Age climate and environment of Britain
The Bronze Age climate and environment of Britain
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.
climate change, Bronze Age, palaeoecology, peat stratigraphy
7-22
Brown, Tony
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Brown, Tony
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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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Published date: October 2008
Keywords: climate change, Bronze Age, palaeoecology, peat stratigraphy

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Local EPrints ID: 64120
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64120
PURE UUID: 60c4314f-c8f2-4eee-b0f1-1e6613fa53f0
ORCID for Tony Brown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1990-4654

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Date deposited: 13 May 2009
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:41

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