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Social responses to volcanic eruptions: A review of key concepts
- Torrence, Robin
- Quaternary international 2019 v.499 pp. 258-265
- disasters, food security, society, volcanic activity
- A review of key concepts useful for structuring research on social responses to volcanic eruptions among pre-industrial societies is presented as a framework for contextualising research on the Avellino volcanic event. Beginning with vulnerability, the importance for archaeological research of a temporal viewpoint that effectively incorporates studies of resilience, change, and adaptation is appraised. A discussion of the potential effects of volcanic disasters on food procurement is presented to illustrate the value of broadening the scale of research beyond a focus on initial impacts.