• Global Perspectives on the Collapse of Complex Systems

Anthropological Papers No. 8, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico (173 pages plus illustrations and front matter)

Date:  2008

Jim A. Railey and Richard Martin Reycraft (editors)

Description: This volume explores the collapse of complex societies as seen archaeologically in various parts of the Old and New Worlds.  The 10 individual contributions examine the causes of collapse, including internal factors such as economic overextension and diminishing returns as well as corruption and repression, and external factors, ranging from warfare, barbarians, and disease, to environmental degradation.

Global Perspectives on the Collapse of Complex Systems

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