Human Response to Environmental Hazards: Sunset Crater as a Case Study

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Title:
Human Response to Environmental Hazards: Sunset Crater as a Case Study
Author:
May, Elizabeth Marie
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Natural disasters and rapid environmental changes have resulted in a continuum of responses by human societies throughout history. A model is proposed that incorporates cultural and environmental aspects of human response to natural disasters. The 11th century eruption of Sunset Crater volcano in northern Arizona is used as a case study in which the archaeological record and dendrochronological and geomorphological evidence are combined to characterize the nature of the human response. The model predicts that the population at Sunset Crater would have been pressured to move, or to move and make cultural or technological adaptations following the eruption. The model has utility in diverse conditions and can be used to interpret archaeological remains and facilitate modern disaster response.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
dendrochronology; disasters; Sunset Crater; volcano; Flagstaff; dendrochemistry
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dean, Jeffrey S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleHuman Response to Environmental Hazards: Sunset Crater as a Case Studyen_US
dc.creatorMay, Elizabeth Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMay, Elizabeth Marieen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractNatural disasters and rapid environmental changes have resulted in a continuum of responses by human societies throughout history. A model is proposed that incorporates cultural and environmental aspects of human response to natural disasters. The 11th century eruption of Sunset Crater volcano in northern Arizona is used as a case study in which the archaeological record and dendrochronological and geomorphological evidence are combined to characterize the nature of the human response. The model predicts that the population at Sunset Crater would have been pressured to move, or to move and make cultural or technological adaptations following the eruption. The model has utility in diverse conditions and can be used to interpret archaeological remains and facilitate modern disaster response.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectdendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectdisastersen_US
dc.subjectSunset Crateren_US
dc.subjectvolcanoen_US
dc.subjectFlagstaffen_US
dc.subjectdendrochemistryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDean, Jeffrey S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2756en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749789en_US
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