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Natural Disasters and Cultural Change


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ISBN
0203165101,
Language
English
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Subject Archaeology and natural disasters.

Description

Human cultures have been interacting with natural hazards since the dawn of time. This book explores these interactions in detail and revisits some famous catastrophes including the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. These studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies which facilitated their response to extreme natural events.