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How archaeology can help us understand climate change

A burnt out car is pictured amongst smouldering remains of houses and forestry. Image: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Andrew Roddick

Associate Professor of Anthropology, , McMaster University

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 The remains of a house recently burned in northern California. Centre left are two fire-blackened pots. The owners escaped unscathed
The remains of a house recently burned in northern California. Centre left are two fire-blackened pots. The owners escaped unscathed Image: Robert Frizzell
 Stone foundations of a 1,600-year-old house in the highlands of Bolivia. The mud-brick structure was burned, and several large cooking pots were broken and blackened on the clay-lined floor.
Stone foundations of a 1,600-year-old house in the highlands of Bolivia. The mud-brick structure was burned, and several large cooking pots were broken and blackened on the clay-lined floor. Image: A. Roddick
 A reconstruction of the raised field system outside of Tiwanaku. This landscape is currently undergoing rapid environmental change.
A reconstruction of the raised field system outside of Tiwanaku. This landscape is currently undergoing rapid environmental change. Image: A. Roddick
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