Archaeology & past climate

Clarke, J., Brooks, N., Banning, E. B., Miryam Bar-Matthews, M., Campbell, S., Clare, L., Cremaschi, M., di Lernia, S., Drake, N., Gallinaro, M., Manning, S., Nicoll, K., Philip, G., Rosen, S., Schoop, U-D., Tafuri, M. A., Weninger, B. and Zerboni, A. 2015. Climatic Changes and Social Transformations in the Near East and North Africa During the ‘Long’ 4th millennium BC: A Comparative Study of Environmental and Archaeological Evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.003. Available online 19 October 2015 (open access: download here ).

Brooks, N. 2013. Beyond collapse: climate change and causality during the Middle Holocene Climatic Transition, 6400-5000 years before present (BP). Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 112(2): 93-104. Download pdf.

Brooks, N. 2010. Human responses to climatically-driven landscape change and resource scarcity: Learning from the past and planning for the future. In I. P. Martini and W. Chesworth (eds.) Landscapes and Societies: Selected Cases, pp. 43-66. Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 478 pp. Access chapter via Google Books.

Brooks, N., Clarke, J., Garfi, S. and Pirie, A. 2009. The archaeology of Western Sahara: results of environmental and archaeological reconnaissance. Antiquity 83: 1-17. Access via Antiquity website (subscription required).

Brooks, N. 2006. Cultural responses to aridity and increased social complexity in the Middle Holocene. Quaternary International 151, 29-49. Download pdf (324 kb).

Brooks, N., Clarke, J., Crisp, J., Crivellaro, F., Jousse, H., Markiewicz, E., Nichol, M., Raffin, M., Robinson, R., Wasse, A. and Winton, V. 2006. Funerary sites in the “Free Zone”: Report on the second and third seasons of fieldwork of the Western Sahara Project. Sahara 17, 73-94.  Download pdf (2.1 Mb)

Brooks, N. 2005. Cultural heritage and conflict: The threatened archaeology of Western Sahara. The Journal of North African Studies 304, 413-439. Download pdf

Brooks, N., Di Lernia, S., Drake, N. Chiapello, I., Legrand, M., Moulin, C. and Prospero, J. 2005. The environment-society nexus in the Sahara from prehistoric times to the present day. The Journal of North African Studies 304, 253-292. Download pdf.

Brooks, N., Di Lernia, S., Drake, N., Raffin, M. and Savage, T. 2003. The geoarchaeology of Western Sahara: Preliminary results of the first Anglo-Italian expedition in the “free zone”. Sahara 14: 63-80. Download pdf (8.2 Mb)

Brooks, N., Drake, N., MacLaren, S. and White, K. H. 2003. Studies in Geography, Geomorphology, Environment and Climate. In D. J. Mattingly (Ed.) The Archaeology of Fazzan: Volume 1, Synthesis, pp 37-74. Department of Antiquities, Tripoli, and Society for Libyan Studies, London.


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