Holocene settlement shifts and palaeoenvironments on the Central Iranian Plateau : investigating linked systems

  title={Holocene settlement shifts and palaeoenvironments on the Central Iranian Plateau : investigating linked systems},
  author={Anja Schmidt and Mark A. Quigley and Mortezza Fattahi and Ghasem Azizi and Mehran Maghsoudi and Hassan Fazeli},
For thousands of years, humans have inhabited locations that are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, earthquakes, and floods. In order to investigate the extent to which Holocene environmental changes may have impacted on cultural evolution, we present new geologic, geomorphic, and chronologic data from the Qazvin Plain in northwest Iran that provides a backdrop of natural environmental changes for the simultaneous cultural dynamics observed on the Central Iranian Plateau. Well… CONTINUE READING


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