20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia

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20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. / Jones, Matthew D.; Abu-Jaber, Nizar; AlShdaifat, Ahmad; Baird, Douglas; Cook, Benjamin I.; Cuthbert, Mark; Dean, Jonathan R.; Djamali, Morteza; Eastwood, Warren; Fleitmann, Dominik; Haywood, Alan M.; Kwiecien, Ola; Larsen, Joshua; Maher, Lisa A.; Metcalfe, Sarah E.; Parker, Adrian; Petrie, Cameron A.; Primmer, Nick; Richter, Tobias; Roberts, Neil; Roe, Joe; Tindall, Julia C.; Ünal‐İmer, Ezgi; Weeks, Lloyd.

In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 01.03.2019.

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Jones, MD, Abu-Jaber, N, AlShdaifat, A, Baird, D, Cook, BI, Cuthbert, M, Dean, JR, Djamali, M, Eastwood, W, Fleitmann, D, Haywood, AM, Kwiecien, O, Larsen, J, Maher, LA, Metcalfe, SE, Parker, A, Petrie, CA, Primmer, N, Richter, T, Roberts, N, Roe, J, Tindall, JC, Ünal‐İmer, E & Weeks, L 2019, '20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330

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Jones, M. D., Abu-Jaber, N., AlShdaifat, A., Baird, D., Cook, B. I., Cuthbert, M., Dean, J. R., Djamali, M., Eastwood, W., Fleitmann, D., Haywood, A. M., Kwiecien, O., Larsen, J., Maher, L. A., Metcalfe, S. E., Parker, A., Petrie, C. A., Primmer, N., Richter, T., ... Weeks, L. (2019). 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, [e1330]. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330

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Jones, Matthew D. ; Abu-Jaber, Nizar ; AlShdaifat, Ahmad ; Baird, Douglas ; Cook, Benjamin I. ; Cuthbert, Mark ; Dean, Jonathan R. ; Djamali, Morteza ; Eastwood, Warren ; Fleitmann, Dominik ; Haywood, Alan M. ; Kwiecien, Ola ; Larsen, Joshua ; Maher, Lisa A. ; Metcalfe, Sarah E. ; Parker, Adrian ; Petrie, Cameron A. ; Primmer, Nick ; Richter, Tobias ; Roberts, Neil ; Roe, Joe ; Tindall, Julia C. ; Ünal‐İmer, Ezgi ; Weeks, Lloyd. / 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. 2019.

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title = "20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia",
abstract = "The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic, and environmental landscapes in the region today are not new phenomena and understanding their interactions requires a nuanced, multidisciplinary understanding of the past. This review builds on a history of collaboration between the social and natural palaeoscience disciplines. We provide a multidisciplinary, multiscalar perspective on the relevance of past climate, environmental, and archaeological research in assessing present day vulnerabilities and risks for the populations of southwest Asia. We discuss the complexity of palaeoclimatic data interpretation, particularly in relation to hydrology, and provide an overview of key time periods of palaeoclimatic interest. We discuss the critical role that vegetation plays in the human–climate–environment nexus and discuss the implications of the available palaeoclimate and archaeological data, and their interpretation, for palaeonarratives of the region, both climatically and socially. We also provide an overview of how modelling can improve our understanding of past climate impacts and associated change in risk to societies. We conclude by looking to future work, and identify themes of “scale” and “seasonality” as still requiring further focus. We suggest that by appreciating a given locale's place in the regional hydroscape, be it an archaeological site or palaeoenvironmental archive, more robust links to climate can be made where appropriate and interpretations drawn will demand the resolution of factors acting across multiple scales.",
keywords = "archaeology, holocene, hydrology, Iran, Levant, palaeoclimate, Turkey",
author = "Jones, {Matthew D.} and Nizar Abu-Jaber and Ahmad AlShdaifat and Douglas Baird and Cook, {Benjamin I.} and Mark Cuthbert and Dean, {Jonathan R.} and Morteza Djamali and Warren Eastwood and Dominik Fleitmann and Haywood, {Alan M.} and Ola Kwiecien and Joshua Larsen and Maher, {Lisa A.} and Metcalfe, {Sarah E.} and Adrian Parker and Petrie, {Cameron A.} and Nick Primmer and Tobias Richter and Neil Roberts and Joe Roe and Tindall, {Julia C.} and Ezgi {\"U}nal‐İmer and Lloyd Weeks",
note = "Jones MD, Abu‐Jaber N, AlShdaifat A, et al. 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. WIREs Water. 2019;6:e1330. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330",
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AU - Jones, Matthew D.

AU - Abu-Jaber, Nizar

AU - AlShdaifat, Ahmad

AU - Baird, Douglas

AU - Cook, Benjamin I.

AU - Cuthbert, Mark

AU - Dean, Jonathan R.

AU - Djamali, Morteza

AU - Eastwood, Warren

AU - Fleitmann, Dominik

AU - Haywood, Alan M.

AU - Kwiecien, Ola

AU - Larsen, Joshua

AU - Maher, Lisa A.

AU - Metcalfe, Sarah E.

AU - Parker, Adrian

AU - Petrie, Cameron A.

AU - Primmer, Nick

AU - Richter, Tobias

AU - Roberts, Neil

AU - Roe, Joe

AU - Tindall, Julia C.

AU - Ünal‐İmer, Ezgi

AU - Weeks, Lloyd

N1 - Jones MD, Abu‐Jaber N, AlShdaifat A, et al. 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. WIREs Water. 2019;6:e1330. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330

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N2 - The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic, and environmental landscapes in the region today are not new phenomena and understanding their interactions requires a nuanced, multidisciplinary understanding of the past. This review builds on a history of collaboration between the social and natural palaeoscience disciplines. We provide a multidisciplinary, multiscalar perspective on the relevance of past climate, environmental, and archaeological research in assessing present day vulnerabilities and risks for the populations of southwest Asia. We discuss the complexity of palaeoclimatic data interpretation, particularly in relation to hydrology, and provide an overview of key time periods of palaeoclimatic interest. We discuss the critical role that vegetation plays in the human–climate–environment nexus and discuss the implications of the available palaeoclimate and archaeological data, and their interpretation, for palaeonarratives of the region, both climatically and socially. We also provide an overview of how modelling can improve our understanding of past climate impacts and associated change in risk to societies. We conclude by looking to future work, and identify themes of “scale” and “seasonality” as still requiring further focus. We suggest that by appreciating a given locale's place in the regional hydroscape, be it an archaeological site or palaeoenvironmental archive, more robust links to climate can be made where appropriate and interpretations drawn will demand the resolution of factors acting across multiple scales.

AB - The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic, and environmental landscapes in the region today are not new phenomena and understanding their interactions requires a nuanced, multidisciplinary understanding of the past. This review builds on a history of collaboration between the social and natural palaeoscience disciplines. We provide a multidisciplinary, multiscalar perspective on the relevance of past climate, environmental, and archaeological research in assessing present day vulnerabilities and risks for the populations of southwest Asia. We discuss the complexity of palaeoclimatic data interpretation, particularly in relation to hydrology, and provide an overview of key time periods of palaeoclimatic interest. We discuss the critical role that vegetation plays in the human–climate–environment nexus and discuss the implications of the available palaeoclimate and archaeological data, and their interpretation, for palaeonarratives of the region, both climatically and socially. We also provide an overview of how modelling can improve our understanding of past climate impacts and associated change in risk to societies. We conclude by looking to future work, and identify themes of “scale” and “seasonality” as still requiring further focus. We suggest that by appreciating a given locale's place in the regional hydroscape, be it an archaeological site or palaeoenvironmental archive, more robust links to climate can be made where appropriate and interpretations drawn will demand the resolution of factors acting across multiple scales.

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KW - holocene

KW - hydrology

KW - Iran

KW - Levant

KW - palaeoclimate

KW - Turkey

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DO - 10.1002/wat2.1330

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JF - Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water

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