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Title: Human and environmental change at North Atlantic coastal settlements, ca. AD 900-1700 : a chronological perspective
Author: Anderson, Jamie Kathleen
ISNI:       0000 0004 7430 5923
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2017
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How environmental change affects human settlement is a research question that is becoming increasingly important to us in the twenty-first century. The North Atlantic, from ca. AD 900-1800, is currently one of the most well-studied regions and times for answering this research question. Norse exploration of the North Atlantic and subsequent colonisation and settlement - both short- and long-term - of the various islands there has been interpreted as a narrative of adaptation to new and changing environmental conditions. Although there is a relative wealth of archaeological and environmental data from the region, chronology remains an area needing further study. This thesis synthesises a wide range of scientific chronological data - constructing new chronologies for two small-scale landscapes in case studies from Iceland and Orkney, and then using Bayesian modelling to derive new analyses from published dating information throughout the region - in order to work towards a cohesive narrative of North Atlantic settlement and adaptation that includes scientific chronologies.
Supervisor: Griffiths, David ; Pollard, Mark Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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