Climate Change and Human Responses

A Zooarchaeological Perspective

  • Gregory Monks

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gregory G. Monks
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Pleistocene – Holocene Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Ismael Ferrusquía-Villafranca, Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Eileen Johnson, José Ruiz-González, Enrique Martínez-Hernández, Jorge Gama-Castro et al.
      Pages 27-67
    3. Janine Ochoa, Philip J. Piper
      Pages 69-86
  4. The Early – Mid-Holocene

  5. The Recent Holocene

  6. Overview and Retrospective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book


This book contributes to the current discussion on climate change by presenting selected studies on the ways in which past human groups responded to climatic and environmental change. In particular, the chapters show how these responses are seen in the animal remains that people left behind in their occupation sites. Many of these bones represent food remains, so the environments in which these animals lived can be identified and human use of those environments can be understood. In the case of climatic change resulting in environmental change, these animal remains can indicate that a change has occurred, in climate, environment and human adaptation, and can also indicate the specific details of those changes.


Pleistocene-Holocene transition Climate change effects in Pleistocene/Holocene timescales Glacial and post-glacial environments Animal husbandry and hunting Human responses to environmental change

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory Monks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Manitoba Department of AnthropologyWinnipegCanada

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