Human response to sea-level change in the Early Holocene: examples from the continental shelf
Author(s): Jonathan Benjamin
Human response to sea-level rise is an important aspect within the broader topic of coastal prehistory. Sites found on today's continental shelf directly contribute to the archaeological record and are, in some cases well preserved under water. Recent emphasis on continental shelf archaeology, or submerged prehistory, has encouraged prehistorians to embrace underwater archaeology in order to fully appreciate past lifeways and adaptation to sea-level change in the final Pleistocene and early Holocene. Examples from northern Europe and the Mediterranean basin will be discussed.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Human adaptations to environmental change during the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene - Part 2
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Human response to sea-level change in the Early Holocene: examples from the continental shelf. Jonathan Benjamin. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395688)
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