El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America

Title

El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America

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Description

El Niño is an extreme climate perturbation that periodically changes weather throughout the globe, often with dire consequences. First recognized in Peru, El Niño events are best known and documented there. This book summarizes research on the nature of El Niño events in the Americas and details specific historic and prehistoric patterns in Peru and elsewhere. By also looking at other catastrophic natural events in the ancient New World, the book illustrates how scientific archaeology can serve pure research as well as provide information for contemporary issues.

ISBN

9780884023531

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

City

Washington, DC

Keywords

Climatic changes, El Niño Current, Climate and civilization

Disciplines

Anthropology | Climate | Oceanography

Comments

Papers from a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th-13th October, 2002.