Oxford Companion to Archaeology
  The Little Ice Age
(Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2000)
From about AD 1300 to 1860, the Little Ice Age brought unsettled and often very cold climate to many parts of the world. This book describes the effects of these conditions on human societies in Europe and elsewhere, from famine in Europe to the Norse abandonment of Greenland, advancing glaciers in the Alps, and the Irish potato famine, also 1816, “the year without a summer.” The Little Ice Age is the sequel to The Great Warming, which covers the preceding Medieval Warm Period.
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