Cultural responses to aridity in the Middle Holocene and increased social complexity

@article{Brooks2006CulturalRT,
  title={Cultural responses to aridity in the Middle Holocene and increased social complexity},
  author={Nick Brooks},
  journal={Quaternary International},
  year={2006},
  volume={151},
  pages={29-49}
}
  • N. Brooks
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Quaternary International

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