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Early human dispersal: identifying the key environmental drivers

Grant


Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • Did environmental or human evolutionary processes drive the dispersal of early humans eastwards from Africa into Southeast Asia¿and beyond into Australia? This project aims to resolve this important question by examining archaeological sediments using an innovative Earth-science approach, providing direct links between cultural and environmental records. The results will reveal the environment-types favoured by early humans moving into this region in the deep past. Expected outcomes of the project include a greater understanding of the role of environmental change on the colonisation of new environments, especially pertinent given that modern climate change affects those living in marginal environments today¿such as the Australian interior.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018

Contributor


  • Morley, Mike W. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT180100309

Local Award Id


  • 126217

Contributor


  • Morley, Mike W. - Chief Investigator

Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • Did environmental or human evolutionary processes drive the dispersal of early humans eastwards from Africa into Southeast Asia¿and beyond into Australia? This project aims to resolve this important question by examining archaeological sediments using an innovative Earth-science approach, providing direct links between cultural and environmental records. The results will reveal the environment-types favoured by early humans moving into this region in the deep past. Expected outcomes of the project include a greater understanding of the role of environmental change on the colonisation of new environments, especially pertinent given that modern climate change affects those living in marginal environments today¿such as the Australian interior.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018

Contributor


  • Morley, Mike W. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT180100309

Local Award Id


  • 126217

Contributor


  • Morley, Mike W. - Chief Investigator