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Landscape Use and Mobility In EuRopE - Bridging the gap between cremation and inhumation

Project description

Reconstructing human mobility across Europe from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages

The study of both inhumed and cremated human remains can shed light on changes in mobility, migration and landscape use patterns of early populations in Europe. The EU-funded LUMIERE project will identify the movement of people on a local, regional and European scale. It will explain how and why people moved as well as how they used their surrounding landscape between the Neolithic and the Early Medieval period, when both cremation and inhumation were practiced. The project will use state-of-the art bioarchaeology methods to merge information obtained directly from both cremated and inhumed individuals and develop new analytical tools for the isotopic study of archaeological human remains. The new approaches will increase the number of cremated specimens that can be examined and improve the quality of the information obtained.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 997 812

Beneficiaries (1)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 997 812
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments