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MAS Lecture | Can Late Paleo-Indian Response to Changing Resource Availability Inform Modern Political Policy?

Ethan Epstein, Principal Investigator, Commonwealth Heritage Group
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:30-9:00 PM
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Tracking consistency and change in climate data, habitation sites, resource availability, and lithic datasets during the early Holocene (ca. 10,500–8,500 years ago) in the American Midwest and Great Basin region, my research suggests that improved access to specific resources led to increased sedentism among Late Paleo-Indian lithic societies. When looked at through the lens of modern climate change, these findings suggest that we can predict an increase in human mobility and a consequent escalation in conflicts over resources as modern societies adapt to socioeconomic problems brought about and exasperated by a warming planet.

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Building: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Climate Change, Lecture
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