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858 - Past crisis in the Americas: environment and socio-cultural process

16.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30
17.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30

Convener 1: Arnauld, Charlotte (CNRS-Université de Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne , Nanterre, France / Frankreich)
Convener 2: Eckhout, Peter (Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium / Belgien)

Until recently, archaeology and ethnohistory have given emphasis on episodes of so-called collapses in the cultural sequences of prehispanic societies during the last two millenia on the American continent. Research in progress in Amazonia, the Andes, Mesoamerica, also the Arctic, opens new perspectives on what should be better approached as “rapid change” and the development of resilient strategies. In a few case studies, reappraisal of field data and ethnohistorical documents leads to construct chronological sequences articulating environmental events with socio-political processes, as well as the corresponding emic histories recorded by local authorities. One central issue focuses upon the intentional role of elites at distinct spatial and social scales in the reorganization of entities, and the long-term “costs” of their politics.

Keywords: collapse, rapid change, resilience, environment

Title Author Country Co-Author
2910 - THE COLLAPSE SOCIETIES: THE TRANSITION FROM CLASSIC TO EPICLASSIC IN TEOTIHUACAN (550-650 AD) MORAGAS SEGURA, NATALIA Spain / Spanien
2935 - Population Crisis caused by changing paleoenvironmental conditions in Palpa, south coast of Peru Reindel, Markus Germany / Deutschland
4098 - Dinámicas hidrológicas y dinámicas culturales en la prehistoria andina: Una aproximación a los modelos y evidencias de colapso y resiliencia en la costa central del Perú. Segura Llanos, Rafael Peru / Peru
6051 - Cuarenta años después de la publicación de The Classic Maya Collapse Michelet, Dominique France / Frankreich Arnauld, Charlotte; Nondédéo, Philippe (CNRS (Francia), Nanterre, France / Frankreich)
7655 - 150 d.C. en el corazón de la zona maya: reflexiones acerca de una ¿primera¿ crisis nondedeo, philippe France / Frankreich patino, alejandro (university of Calgary, Calgary, Canada / Kanada); Morales, Carlos (Universidad San Carlos, Guatemala, Guatemala, Mexico / Mexiko); bonnafoux, patrice (Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London, United Kingdom/Ver Königr)
11642 - Tiempos de crisis y cambios socioculturales en Chupicuaro al final del Preclásico: evidencias paleoambientales e indicadores arqueológicos en el valle de Acámbaro, Guanajuato, México. VERONIQUE, DARRAS France / Frankreich FAUGERE, Brigitte; BICHET, Vincent ; PETIT, Christophe; DURLET, Christophe

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