Periodic Reporting for period 2 - CROSSROADS (Human Evolution at the Crossroads)
Período documentado: 2018-10-01 hasta 2020-03-31
CROSSROADS is an ambitious, groundbreaking research program that builds on the foundation of the PI's previous research to further promote paleoanthropological research in Greece and neighboring countries. It focuses on the early part of the Paleolithic and focuses on four broadly defined goals: 1. the development of an overarching chronological framework for paleolithic and paleoanthropological evidence in Greece; 2. the development of a paleoenvironmental framework for the Pleistocene of Greece, within which changes in the fossil and archaeological record can be interpreted; 3. the identification of new evidence; and 4. the (re-) interpretation of existing fossil human remains using state of the art approaches.
CROSSROADS is conducted in close collaboration with partners in Greece, including the Ephoreia of Paleoanthropology and Speleology, Greek Ministry of Culture, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and internationally.
Expected results until the end of the project include the completion of the chronological work undertaken, as well as that of the multi-proxy paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Further analyses will be conducted on the Apidima remains, and on other known human fossil specimens from the region. Finally, first results from the two surveys will be published.