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Sustainability of Agriculture in Neolithic Europe

Project description

Shedding new light on early agricultural societies

The focus of traditional archaeological studies is usually on how societies and livelihoods evolved, not how they persisted over time. The EU-funded SUSTAIN project will shed light on how Neolithic societies in Europe (which resettled in new locations) interacted with the environment in respect to the life cycle of animals and plants. The project will draw on theories from anthropology, biogeography, bioarchaeology and complexity science. It will apply correlative species distribution models (SDMs) to investigate the relationship of domesticates' past range expansions and climate. By deriving past agropastoral practices from isotope signals in animal and plant remains, it will assess parameters of crop and livestock productivity comparing agropastoral achievement across time and space. The project will also investigate how and why the fragmentation of relationships forced expansion into new areas.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 114 646,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (4)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 114 646,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 177 250,00
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 439 826,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 268 090,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00