INTERPRETATION OF HUMAN RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IN NORTH-WESTERN BLACK SEA REGION ON THE PLEISTOCENE-HOLOCENE BOUNDARY: FROM LINEAR APPROACH TOWARDS THEORETICAL DIVERSITY
More detailed analysis of archaeological data allows substantial diversification of theoretical background of studies of past human behavior in North-Western Black Sea region in connection with the global climate change. The aim of current contribution is to verify possibility of application of broad spectrum of contemporary theories and concepts adopted from environmental, social and anthropological sciences (such as environmental stress theory, concepts of resilience and adjustment, vulnerability and mitigation, sustainable development and others) for interpretation of basic changes of human settlement system and living space use, subsistence strategy, tool production technique, ritual practice and livelihood which took place in North-Western Black Sea region since the Last Glacial retreat till the climatic optimum of Holocene. Basic innovation (such as process of Mesolithization, transition to productive economy, transformation of flint industries etc.) would be examined in this context.