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We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper ( both as a poster or an oral presentation ) in the frame of the GEOITALIA 2007 ( Rimini 12 – 14 settembre) to the thematic session T 48 Climate and civilisations through the Holocene : a geoarcaheological approach.
An abstract of your paper should be submitted before 14 May 2007 , to the web site http://www.geoitalia.org
Aims of the section : Short and fast climatic variations during the Holocene have gone along with the rise of the human societies and interacted dialectically with them, causing complex reactions and some times their fate. At present the growing consciousness that the future of mankind is strictly related to the state of the environment, raises the question of how humanity may react to future climatic and environmental changes. Modern societies exhibit marked resilience to short-lived and slight changes, but cultural responses to multidecadal-to-multicentury modification in the climate are unknown. An answer to this problem can only be addressed by integrating archaeological and palaeoclimatic records. Understanding cultural responses to climate in the past may prove instructive to promote the future politics of sustainable development and the mitigation of extreme events. In the perspective of reaching this goal, Geoarchaeology plays a primary role, as it deals with archaeological sites and landscapes, which are the most suitable records of nature-culture interactions. The aim of the T48 section is to upgrade the view on these topics on the base of the more recent research.
With best regards
Mauro Cremaschi, Michel Magny (convenors)