Man and environment are engaged in a continuous battle to impose themselves on one another. The results are found in environmental modifications or climatic oscillations and, as far as man is concerned, in the different character of cultural remains. Man responds to environmental changes by migrating or evolving technological innovations, both of which leave important remains that the archaeologist is called on to recognise and interpret during and after an excavation. They both also reflect the sociocultural responses to climatic stress. This paper refers to a specific case study, caves, which housed man and his activities from the very early prehistoric period, and focuses on the importance of interdisciplinary research among all the sciences which are involved in palaeoclimatic reconstruction.
The role of the environmental archaeologist in the study and reconstruction of cave palaeoclimate.
International Journal of Speleology,
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