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Panel 4: Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period

August 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If environmental and historical studies into the EMP in Southeast Asia are few and far between, such work is even scarcer in archaeology, even if a significant number of SE Asian archaeologists are actively investigating the rise and fall of classic empires (and or emergence of states) in the region. Archaeology, as a discipline, is in a position to provide a link between paleoenvironmental studies and historiography, as archaeologists frequently borrow ideas from the two disciplines. The discipline, however, focuses on long-term patterns of change based on fine-grained, site-specific datasets that complement paleoenvironmental and historical studies. In this panel, we highlight the role of archaeology in understanding human responses to environmental unpredictability. For instance, archaeologists have documented solutions employed by humans to address the unpredictability of environmental problems as well as problems that cannot be fixed.

August 24, 8pm (PDT) | August 25, 11am (Philippines)

Register for Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nRrns4NgSZOsol5V9R4pIA



Jade d’Alpoim Guedes | University of California, San Diego

Patrick Roberts | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Grace Barretto-Tesoro | Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines

Roland Fletcher | University of Sydney



Peter Lape | University of Washington


August 24, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm