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Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Patrick Roberts


In popular discourse, tropical forests are synonymous with 'nature' and 'wilderness'; battlegrounds between apparently pristine floral, faunal, and human communities, and the unrelenting industrial and urban powers of the modern world. It is rarely publicly understood that the extent of human adaptation to, and alteration of, tropical forest environments extends across archaeological, historical, and anthropological timescales. This book is the first attempt to bring together evidence for the nature of human interactions with tropical forests on a global scale, from the emergence of hominins i ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Roberts, author