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Hunter-Gatherer adaptations in northern Iberian Refugia from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Mesolithic: a multi-proxy climatic investigation.

Objective

CLIMPROX uses a ground breaking multi-proxy methodology integrating isotopic analysis of ungulates and archaeozooological reappraisal with a additional climatic proxies (pollen, sediments, anthracology, and microfauna) to understand human responses to palaeoenvironmental change over 21 to 7 uncal. ka BP, a crucial period in human evolution. CLIMAPROX explores the role of the environment and climate in the migration of people into the refugia of the Cantabrian region, the flourishing of Upper Palaeolithic societies, and in the subsequent dietary diversification at the end of the Last Glacial period that lay the foundation for the origins of farming in Europe. The multiple scientific datasets, regional and temporal scale of the analysis make CLIMAPROX highly innovative, acting as a case method for future research investigating human-environment interactions across the globe. This project will therefore have a high scientific impact not only in Iberian archaeology, but within the field of European Palaeolithic research, and bioarchaeological, contributing to pertinent discourse into human-environment interactions.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 158 121,60