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The Yamnaya Impact on Prehistoric Europe

Project description

A closer look at horse-riding cattle herders from Russia

What do we know about the massive changes that took place in Europe some 5 000 years ago? Its reverberations as regards genetic ancestry, social organisation and European languages remain visible. By focusing on the Yamnaya, horse-riding cattle herders from Russia, the EU-funded YMPACT project will study their distribution in the steppe landscapes of modern-day Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Serbia. The research team will also conduct field studies and sample collections. Specifically, the project will shed light on their interaction pattern, physical appearance and population dynamics as well as their mobility, diet, occupation and lifestyle. It will study the data from 320 excavated burial mounds and more than 1 000 burials to calibrate these changes.

Host institution

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 681 159,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 681 159,00

Beneficiaries (5)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 681 159,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 681 159,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 245 786,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 245 786,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 151 509,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 151 509,00
SZENT ISTVAN EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Pest Pest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 60 000,00
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 355 755,00
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 355 755,00