F&ES 793b/EVST 473/ANTH 773 / 2019-2020

Abrupt Climate Change and Societal Collapse

Credits: 3

Spring 2020: Th, 4:00-5:50, Kroon 321


Collapse documented in the archaeological and early historical records of the Old and New Worlds, including Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Europe. Analysis of politicoeconomic vulnerabilities, resiliencies, and adaptations in the face of abrupt climate change, anthropogenic environmental degradation, resource depletion, “barbarian” incursions, or class conflict.