Response of Humans to Abrupt Environmental Transitions

  • Hardiman, Mark (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


This research consortium, involving scientists from four institutions in the UK (the Geography and Earth Science Departments of Royal Holloway University of London, the School of Archaeology in Oxford University, the National Oceanography Centre and the Department of Archaeology in Southampton University, and the Natural History Museum), has been awarded £3.4 million to develop a novel approach to assessing how humans may have responded to rapid environmental changes in the recent past. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the RESET consortium (Response of Humans to Abrupt Environmental Transitions) brings together experts from a number of different academic fields: human palaeontology, archaeology, oceanography, volcanology and past climate change in order to investigate how our ancestors coped with rapid changes in climate during the last 80,000 years.
Effective start/end date30/09/09 → …