NSF sponsored Global Long Term Human Ecodynamics Conference
Eagle Hill, Maine.

October 15th-18th 2009

Coping and Scale, Hunter Gatherers to Urban States

Core strengths of social sciences (esp. history, anthropology, archaeology) have been in the study of a wide range of human societies (hunter gatherer bands to modern state systems). A recurring question is the effect of social scale and complexity on coping and response strategies through time. Are larger scale societies more or less vulnerable to change? Are there important lessons about preserving resilience and flexibility to be passed along from prior human societies?

Chairs: Jeff Quilter & Tate Paulette

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