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Our first steps to Europe: Pleistocene Homo sapiens dispersals, adaptations and interactions in South-East Europe

Project description

Homo sapiens evolution in South-East Europe

The early history of Homo sapiens remains largely unknown. Increasingly, it is viewed as a dynamic process of population expansions and contact among human lineages, occurring in concert with the Pleistocene climatic oscillations, which influenced the probability of human survival as well as the availability of land bridges enabling expansions. As such, dispersals and population contact may have played a central role in human evolution. South-East Europe emerges as an area of sustained and successive contact. In this context, the ERC-funded FIRSTSTEPS project will apply a pioneering interdisciplinary investigation to recover new evidence and connect existing evidence across sites, regions and periods. The findings will take paleoanthropological research in South-East Europe to the next level.

Host institution

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 583 562,00
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 583 562,00

Beneficiaries (2)

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 583 562,00
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 583 562,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 722 500,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 722 500,00