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Ancient Adhesives - A window on prehistoric technological complexity

Project description

Adhesives in prehistoric complex technology

Understanding behavioural and cognitive complexity is a key element in Palaeolithic archaeology, and particularly the differences and similarities between Neanderthal and modern humans. Adhesives are one of the best representatives of a prehistoric complex technology and are well-suited to studying Neanderthal and modern human behaviour. The EU-funded AncientAdhesives project envisages to create the first trustworthy method to compare ancient technological development and to study differences and similarities in Neanderthal and modern human technology and behavioural complexity. It will establish the first full database on adhesives, develop a novel archaeological methodology and estimate the process of adhesive technological complexity through time in these two species.

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 926,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 926,00

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 926,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 926,00