Advancing our understanding of the marine resources’ role in human history
How did marine life affect and alter societies of the past? This is one of the key questions the EU-funded 4-OCEANS project will seek to answer by investigating the importance of marine life for human societies during the last two millennia, from 100 BCE to 1860 CE. Bringing together expertise from marine environmental history, climate history, natural history, geography, historical ecology, genomics and zooarchaeology, the project will conduct the first-ever global assessment of the role of marine life in societal development and will consider how selected socio-economic, cultural and environmental forces limited as well as enabled marine exploitation.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-SyG - Synergy grant
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
1099 085 Lisboa
10027 7003 New York