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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 832980

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 996

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 996

Hosted by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

Project description

English EN

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.

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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

MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 832980

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 996

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 996

Hosted by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain