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.
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Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant