Climate and society: lessons from the past 10,000 years.

  title={Climate and society: lessons from the past 10,000 years.},
  author={S. van der Leeuw},
  volume={Spec No 14},
  • S. van der Leeuw
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Ambio
  • This paper distinguishes three major "revolutions" in the socio-environmental interactions that reflect growth in the extent to which human beings invest in and modify their environments. As people settled in villages during the Neolithic, interactions between more people became an important element in survival strategies, shifting the emphasis in survival strategies from mobility to sociality. The emergence of cities changed human societies by: i) creating dependencies between more and more… CONTINUE READING
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