The Resource Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems, edited by Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft

Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems, edited by Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft

Label
Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems
Title
Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The recurrent collapse of human societies is a topic that is at once both fascinating and potentially troubling, and this edited volume offers some new thoughts on this important subject. The introduction discusses the topic at a theoretical level, and references a variety of cases (both past and present) from around the globe to illustrate various conditions and circumstances under which collapse and transformation occur. Nine chapters present specific studies from Iron Age central Europe, the Nilgiri Hills of south India, the early Bronze Age of north-central China, Maori New Zealand, Peru (Moche, Nasca, and the Chiribaya chiefdom of the south coast), late prehistoric and early historic Amazonia and the Caribbean, and the Cahokia chiefdom of eastern North America. With its global scope and diversity of case studies, the book expands our understanding of the various dimensions and historical circumstances faced by human societies that ultimately failed."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC72.4
LC item number
.G57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Railey, Jimmy A.
  • Reycraft, Richard Martin
Series statement
Anthropological papers / Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Series volume
no. 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social archaeology
  • Social systems
  • Social change
  • Social evolution
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Historic sites
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Sozialarchäologie
  • Zivilisation
  • Untergang
  • Soziales System
  • Ethnoarchäologie
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Historic sites
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Social archaeology
  • Social change
  • Social evolution
  • Social systems
Label
Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems, edited by Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The collapse of centers in late Iron Age Europe / Peter S. Wells -- Collapse of civilization and the potential for multilinear evolution / Allen Zagarell -- What happened in the Shang Dynasty? Collapse and florescence in the early Bronze Age of North-Central China / Jim A. Railey -- Hillforts and the cycling of Maori chiefdoms : do good fences make good neighbors? / Mark W. Allen -- Continuities and discontinuities in the Nasca culture, Río Grande de Nazca, South Coastal Peru / Helaine Silverman -- Collapse as historical process : the Moche case / Garth Bawden -- Sociopolitical collapse, niche adaptation, and ethnogenesis : prehistoric social responses to natural disaster in the far south coast of Peru / Richard Martin Reycraft -- Collapse among Amerindian complex societies in Amazonia and the insular Caribbean : endogenous or exogenous factors? / James B. Petersen ... [et al.] -- Contemplating Cahokia's collapse / John E. Kelly
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
viii, 173 p.
Isbn
9780912535159
Lccn
2008030125
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233798870
  • (OCoLC)ocn233798870
Label
Global perspectives on the collapse of complex systems, edited by Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The collapse of centers in late Iron Age Europe / Peter S. Wells -- Collapse of civilization and the potential for multilinear evolution / Allen Zagarell -- What happened in the Shang Dynasty? Collapse and florescence in the early Bronze Age of North-Central China / Jim A. Railey -- Hillforts and the cycling of Maori chiefdoms : do good fences make good neighbors? / Mark W. Allen -- Continuities and discontinuities in the Nasca culture, Río Grande de Nazca, South Coastal Peru / Helaine Silverman -- Collapse as historical process : the Moche case / Garth Bawden -- Sociopolitical collapse, niche adaptation, and ethnogenesis : prehistoric social responses to natural disaster in the far south coast of Peru / Richard Martin Reycraft -- Collapse among Amerindian complex societies in Amazonia and the insular Caribbean : endogenous or exogenous factors? / James B. Petersen ... [et al.] -- Contemplating Cahokia's collapse / John E. Kelly
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
viii, 173 p.
Isbn
9780912535159
Lccn
2008030125
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233798870
  • (OCoLC)ocn233798870

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