Special Issue "Adaptive Capacity of Prehistoric Coastal Communities to Environmental Changes"

A special issue of Quaternary (ISSN 2571-550X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Elodie Brisset
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Guest Editor
IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Tarragona, Spain
Àrea de Prehistòria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Interests: sediment archive; geomorphology; human-environment interaction; Holocene
Dr. Catherine Dupont
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Guest Editor
CNRS, Université de Rennes, UMR 6566 CReAAH, Centre de Recherche en Archéologie Archéosciences Histoire, 35000 Rennes, France
Interests: costal archaeology; human-environment interaction; marine invertebrates; Holocene
Dr. Francesc Burjachs
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Guest Editor
ICREA, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona, Spain
IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Tarragona, Spain
URV, Àrea de Prehistòria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Interests: pollen analysis; climate change; human-environment interaction; Pleistocene; Holocene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue that aims to decipher the adaptive capacity of prehistoric coastal communities to the effect of the sea-level change and related phenomena.

Past socio-ecological adaptation to sea-level rise has emerged as a key field of study to investigate the sensitivity of human systems to global climate changes. Indeed, following the last glaciation, the melting of ice sheets induced a rapid sea-level rise, drastically modifying the configuration of coastal areas. The consequences of this sea-level rise not only consisted of changes in the territory occupied by prehistoric communities, but also induced changes in the availability of environmental resources, which could have had threatened the adaptive capacity of coastal human communities. By gathering case studies on this topic, this Special Issue aims to improve our understanding of the modality and rhythm of socio-ecological responses to sea-level rise, which is of major importance in the current context of global environmental changes.

We thus encourage the submission of original manuscripts that contribute to better understanding past human–environment feedbacks in coastal areas.

Dr. Elodie Brisset
Dr. Catherine Dupont
Dr. Francesc Burjachs
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Quaternary is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • archaeology
  • socio-ecological interaction
  • exploitation strategy
  • environmental resources
  • sea-level change
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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