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Investigating Pleistocene population dynamics in the Southern Caucasus

Project description

Revealing how ancient humans survived and expanded

Over the last decades, scientific discoveries have greatly enhanced our understanding regarding the origin and evolution of humans. However, it is not fully understood how ancient humans were able to expand while coping with increasing environmental diversity. The EU-funded TransCause project will investigate human population dynamics during the previous Ice Age by creating a comprehensive database of Palaeolithic occupations, combined with data on the evolution of mammals of the same period. This will help explain how humans were affected by climatic and environmental changes and how they adapted to the seasonal availability of resources. The goal is to reveal the mechanisms behind the flexibility that allowed humans to expand globally.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 217 143,75

Beneficiaries (2)

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 217 143,75
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 731,25
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)