Christian Isendahl

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentHistorical studies
KeywordsArchaeology, Historical ecology, Sustainability, Resilience, Vulnerability, Tropics, Urbanism, Food security, Freshwater security, Latin America

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish
Website University of Gothenburg, in English
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I am interested in issues of sustainability, vulnerability, and resilience in human–environmental systems and apply a historical ecological lens to study urban systems, farming systems, water management, and socio-political organization in the past, particularly in the Maya lowlands, the Andes, and the Amazon. I have a strong interest in exploring, discussing, and detailing how archaeological research can generate knowledge about the past and about long-term processes that provide practical insights for addressing contemporary challenges. I give special attention to the exploration of urban issues, food and water security, and social inequality; all seemingly relentless topics conditioning human livelihoods.