Faculty Candidate Seminar - Jade D'Alpoim Guedes

03/30/2016 - 12:00pm
Social Sciences Bldg, Dean's Conference Room 107 (Main Campus)
Event Description: 

DATE:     March 30th

LOCATION:  12:00pm Social Sciences Bldg, Dean’s Conference Room #107 (main campus)
SPEAKER: Jade D’Alpoim Guedes, Ph.D.
Washington State University

TITLE:   Modeling Transitions in Subsistence Regimes: An Example from the Tibetan Plateau

Climate change has long been implicated as a culprit in the collapse of ancient and modern agricultural regimes. However, up until recently archaeologists have had difficultly in clearly outlining the impacts that changing climates over the course of the Holocene had on human’s ability to farm. Using examples from the Eastern Tibetan Plateau and Southwest China, I describe the creation and the employment of crop niche models that are capable of predicting when and where crops production could be sustained in the past. I argue that combined with archaeobotanical data, these models allow for a more complex interpretations of past agricultural behaviour and a clearer understanding of the impact that climate had on such systems. 
Faculty Hosts:    Jeff Gee (jsgee@ucsd.edu) & Tal Golan (tgolan@ucsd.edu)
For more information on this event, contact: 
Leslie Costi
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