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The End of the Journey: The Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Colonisation of South America

Project description

Following the footsteps of early human colonisation in South America

Despite the size and geographical importance of north-western South America, the study of the first human colonisation in the region is limited and incomplete. However, the human journey to this region during the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene period impacts a wide range of disciplines from geography to molecular biology. This is because human colonisation in a vast and diverse region took place during fundamental climatic and environmental changes. During this period, megafauna was extinct, plants were domesticated, and a remarkable diversity in human groups was developed. The EU-funded LASTJOURNEY project will investigate the human colonisation process by using the archaeological and palaeoecological data across the diverse environments of South America.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 787 090

Beneficiaries (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 787 090
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Calle 67 53-108
1226 Medellin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 46 125
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 103 125
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 309 375
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 875
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations