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Living in the mountains at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary. Insights on the use of Alpine territories by the last prehistoric hunter-gatherers.

Project description

When hunter-gatherers were exploiting their mountain environment

The Pleistocene–Holocene transition (14 000–8 500 cal BP) is a period marked by important climatic and environmental changes. It seems that during this period, hunter-gatherers exploited the mountain environments. The EU-funded LiMPH project will investigate the lifeways of these hunter-gatherer groups by reconstructing the importance of mountainous areas in the framework of the socio-economic structure of these human groups in the south-eastern Alps. The methodology will be based on a techno-functional approach that will combine technological and use-wear analyses with confocal scanning microscopy. Eventually, the project will provide a comparative perspective on the exploitation of mountain environments in Europe and will allow scientists to determine the most attractive features of the Alpine palaeo-environments.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48