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Social responses to volcanic eruptions: A review of key concepts

Author:
Torrence, Robin
Source:
Quaternary international 2019 v.499 pp. 258-265
ISSN:
1040-6182
Subject:
disasters, food security, society, volcanic activity
Abstract:
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.
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6348248