Human Societies, Climatic/Environmental Changes and Exploitation/Sustainability of Natural Resources in the Po Plain during the Mid-Holocene. The case study of the Terramare culture.
Echoes of 3000 year-old climatic and social crisis remind us of modern challenges. Studying this past is key to become aware of today’s environmental resources.
After 300 years of intense development, the Terramare — the Bronze Age villages of the Po Valley — suddenly disappeared, perhaps due to a climate crisis and the unsustainable exploitation of the resources.
This is a great opportunity to reflect, both as individuals and as a community, on the relationship between rapid environmental changes, anthropic impact and sustainable development: a topical issue for citizens, students, scientists and a guidance for future policy on Environment and Society.