Climate fluctuations and trajectories to complexity in the Neolithic: towards a theory

  title={Climate fluctuations and trajectories to complexity in the Neolithic: towards a theory},
  author={Detlef Gronenborn},
  journal={Documenta Praehistorica},
  • D. Gronenborn
  • Published 31 December 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Documenta Praehistorica
Theories about the emergence and spread of farming in western Eurasia have a long research history. Occasionally, climate fluctuations have served as explanations for short-term culture change. However, the entire Holocene climate fluctuation sequence has so far not been regarded. First steps towards a theory which combines the successive stages in Neolithization and early to Mid-Holocene climate fluctuations are described. 

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