Human response to the Younger Dryas and 9.3 ka event along the southern North Sea basin: a comparison.
Author(s): Philippe Crombé
Besides the climatic deterioration, both the Younger Dryas (starting with the IACP or GI-1b) and the 9.3 ka event severely affected hunter-gatherer’s environment. Along the southern North Sea basin (northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands) both climatic events are connected with increased and repeated forest fires of large stands of pine forests and major drops of the water level in rivers, lakes and ponds. In this paper we will investigate how this changed environment conditioned hunter-gatherer’s life and whether there was a differential response between the YD and the 9.3 ka event. Recent research indicates a marked change in settlement density, hunting equipment, lithic technology and raw material distribution in response to these climatic and environmental events.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016) •
- Global Perspectives on the Impact of Drastic Environmental Changes in Hunter-Gatherer Technologies
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Human response to the Younger Dryas and 9.3 ka event along the southern North Sea basin: a comparison.. Philippe Crombé. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403440)
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