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Questioning collapse : human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire / edited by Patricia A. McAnany, Norman Yoffee
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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 Circ.Desk/4 Hr Reserve  CC72.4 .Q44 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social archaeology
Archaeology and history
Civilization -- History
Regression (Civilization)
Resilience (Personality trait) -- History
Human ecology -- History
Imperialism -- History
Race relations -- Political aspects -- History
Physical Description xvi, 374 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Why we question collapse and study human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire / Patricia A. NcAnany and Norman Yoffee -- Ecological catastrophe, collapse, and the myth of "ecocide" on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Terry L. Hunt and Carl P. Lipo -- Did the Medieval Norse society in Greenland really fail? / Joel Berglund -- Calamities without collapse: environment, economy, and society in China, ca. 1800-1949 / Kenneth Pomeranz -- Marketing conquest and the vanishing Indian: an indigenous response to Jared Diamond's archaeology of the American Southwest / Michael Wilcox -- Bellicose rulers and climatological peril? Retrofitting twenty-first century woes on eighth-century Maya society / Patricia A. McAnany and Tomás Gallareta Negrón -- Collapse in ancient Mesopotamia: what happened, what didn't / Norman Yoffee -- Advanced Andeans and backward Europeans: structure and agency in the collapse of the Inca Empire / David Cahill -- Rwandan genocide: toward an explanation in which history and culture matter / Christopher C. Taylor -- "Failed" states, societal "collapse," and ecological "disaster": a Haitian lesson on grand theory / Drexel G. Woodson -- The power of the past : environment, Aborigines, archaeology, and a sustainable Australian society / Tim Murray -- Excusing the haves and blaming the have-nots in the telling of history / Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz -- Sustainable survival / J.R. McNeill
Alternate Author McAnany, Patricia Ann
Yoffee, Norman

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