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Title: The Iranian Plateau and the Indus River Basin
Contributor(s): Petrie, Cameron A (author); Weeks, Lloyd  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019
Early Online Version: 2018-11-15
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Abstract: This chapter presents an overview of the evidence for the Holocene climate, climate change, human adaptation and human response on the Iranian Plateau and the adjacent piedmont regions, and the extensive alluvial plains of the Indus and associated rivers in western South Asia. The Iranian Plateau and the Indus River Basin and associated areas thus have the potential to provide fundamental insights into human adaptation and response to climate throughout the Holocene. The mountains and piedmonts of the Iranian Plateau combine to form one of the dominant geographical features of Western Asia, comprising major mountain ranges, alluvial plains and fans, intermontane valleys, and desert areas. The available proxies from the Iranian Plateau and the Indus River Basin provide a range of evidence for long-term trends and climatic variability. The archaeological datasets from the Iranian Plateau and the Indus River Basin show considerable variations in spatial and chronological coverage and resolution, and the nature of the archaeological evidence.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Climate Changes in the Holocene: Impacts and Human Adaptation, p. 293-325
Publisher: CRC Press
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, United States of America
ISBN: 9781351260244
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Eustathios Chiotis
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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