Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

By Robin Torrence; John Grattan | Go to book overview

Contents
List of figuresvii
List of tablesxi
List of contributorsxii
Series editors’ forewordxiv
Prefacexv
1 The archaeology of disasters: past and future trends1
Robin Torrence and
John Grattan
2 Basic characteristics of disasters19
Satoru Shimoyama
3 Tsunamis and the coastal communities of Papua New Guinea28
Hugh Davies
4 Bacolor town and Pinatubo volcano, Philippines: coping with recurrent lahar disaster43
K.S. Crittenden and
K.S. Rodolfo
5 Maritime archaeology and behaviour during crisis: the wreck of the VOC ship Batavia (1629)66
Martin Gibbs
6 ‘The end is nigh’? Social and environmental responses to volcanic gas pollution87
John Grattan,
Mark Brayshay and
Ruud T.E. Schüttenhelm
7 Recurring tremors: the continuing impact of the AD 79 eruption of Mt Vesuvius107
Penelope M. Allison

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