Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

By Robin Torrence; John Grattan | Go to book overview

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2.1 Basic characteristics of natural disasters 21
2.2 Case study of a disaster: basic characteristics, types of evidence and fields of study 22
4.1 Summary of lahar activity on the Pasig-Potrero river and its effect on Bacolor from 1991 to 1995 51
5.1 Predictions for behaviours and archaeological signatures at various stages of a shipwreck crisis 82
8.1 Volcanic hazards probably experienced or witnessed by prehistoric Maori 133
8.2 Potential effects and extent of impact of the main volcanic hazards on prehistoric Maori society 137
8.3 Beneficial volcanic features and products exploited by prehistoric Maori 145
8.4 Physical and elemental properties of volcanogenic red ochre (kokowai) from Kokowai Springs, Mt Taranaki 147
9.1 Radiocarbon dates from the Kurvot site on Toga, Vanuatu 166
10.1 Radiocarbon dates from the Settlement Point site 180
12.1 Subsistence data for Moche I-IV (Cerro Blanco) and Moche V (Galindo) occupations in the Moche Valley 218
12.2 Estimate of the maximum number of mud bricks required to construct Huacas A-D at Galindo 224
16.1 Summary of major Holocene volcanic events in West New Britain 296
16.2 Average thickness of airfall tephra in archaeological sites 296
16.3 Comparison between severity of event and cultural response 297
16.4 Temporal patterning in material culture in West New Britain 298

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