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Sustainability

José Capriles

José Capriles

Arts and Humanities| Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
• Anthropology
Jose Capriles

Research Description

The focus of Capriles' research is on the development of human-environmental interactions over time and thus, involves addressing questions about how societies adapted to changing environmental conditions given both intrinsic (population, social organization) and extrinsic (climate change) causes and producing systemic reorganization.

Teaching Description

Capriles teaches Anth 432: Environmental Archaeology, which is focused on understanding how humans have dealt with environmental change over time including theoretical concepts, a survey of research methods used, and a series of case studies.

Arts and Humanities| Social Sciences

Keywords:

Environmental Archaeology
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Societal Collapse
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Socio-Ecological Systems