Evaluating the Impact of Climatic and Environmental Conditions on AMH Initial Dispersal into Western Europe
Paleoenvironmental reconstruction is an important tool for evaluating and understanding interactions between human populations and their environment during Prehistory. The downscaled global paleoclimatic models produced by the multidisciplinary efforts of the Hominins Dispersal Research Group allow for a fine-scale examination of climatic conditions in Paleolithic Europe. These models enable a spatial accuracy of 15 x 15 km and the consideration of inter-annual variability for different climatic variables. Using these data, an exploration of the MIS3 archaeological deposits and their environmental and climatic conditions is in progress. This project’s goal is to evaluate the influence of climate change and variability on AMH spatial organization and test proposed routes of AMH dispersal into Western Europe. The ongoing creation of a database for early Aurignacian sites which is based on a critical analysis of archaeological dates will be presented. This database will be used to process paleoclimatic models and carry out micro-regional analysis within the putative paths of AMH dispersion.
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Evaluating the Impact of Climatic and Environmental Conditions on AMH Initial Dispersal into Western Europe. Simon Paquin, Ariane Burke. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444473)
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