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Evidence of Environmental Change Events and Resulting Cultural Adaptations in the Archaeological Record of Iceland

dc.contributor.advisorPavao-Zuckerman, Barnet
dc.contributor.advisorHambrecht, George
dc.contributor.authorLoiselle, Hope
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T12:53:52Z
dc.date.available2017-02-15T12:53:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-14
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2FR7X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19151
dc.description.abstractEvidence of environmental change events can be seen in the archaeological record of Iceland. How populations adapted to these events, depended much upon their wealth status and resource availability. A faunal assemblage from the site of Skálholt was analyzed, revealing a meat-based economy. Since Skálholt’s wealth status is unique in Iceland, it likely insulated the site from the negative impacts of the Little Ice Age. Comparative analysis with other sites across Iceland reveals different adaptation strategies, such as increased reliance on marine mammal hunting. Other environmental events like deforestation are also evident in the archaeological record of Iceland through palynological evidence.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectzooarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectanthropologyen_US
dc.titleEvidence of Environmental Change Events and Resulting Cultural Adaptations in the Archaeological Record of Icelanden_US
dc.typeResearch paperen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.contributor.departmentAnthropologyen_US


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