Sander E. Van Der Leeuw

2009, January 15–17
IHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextShort SeminarIHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextTen archaeologists interested in semitropical ecosystems and working primarily in the Maya Lowlands gathered to discuss what their data sets can tell us about the impact that early civilization had on the biophysical environment, as well as how such information can grant useful knowledge to humans living on an overexploited planet today.
2008, January 24–27
Short SeminarArchaeology and Sustainability—IHOPEThis seminar brought together archaeologists and climatologists dedicated to furthering archaeology's contributions to debates over sustainability. The group discussed two projects: one concerning the socio-environmental dynamics of a number of past societies, and another focusing on water as an issue of the past and present.
The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsSAR Press PublicationThe Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsHow should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models-possible explanations for the data.

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