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Biogeographic and cultural adaptations of early humans during the first intercontinental dispersals

Project description

Biogeographical aspects of early human migrations

What do we know about the earliest tool-making hominins? Over the last decade, scientific knowledge has increased, and hominin sites have been found in Africa and China, half a million years earlier than previously believed. A new research approach based on biogeography and adaptive behaviours is needed to understand the complex human colonisation processes across the Old World. The EU-funded BICAEHFID project will create a global synthesis of early human movement dynamics based on the comparison of the world’s longest timeline of early archaeological sites. By using available datasets, the project aims to understand the alternative evolutionary course followed by hominins sharing a common biological and cultural background who took routes with different climatic and biogeographic conditions.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology/ethnoarchaeology
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/physical anthropology

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
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Host institution

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 220 396

Beneficiaries (2)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 220 396
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 600
Address
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations