Publisher description for Natural disasters and cultural change / edited by Robin Torrence and John Grattan.

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Natural Disasters explores the role played by catastrophic natural events in generating cultural change. Revisiting famous catastrophes, such as the eruption of Vesuvius, while examining less well-known natural disasters, these studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies which facilitated their response to extreme natural events.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Archaeology and natural disasters.
Natural disasters.