1_culturalchange

Multidisciplinar analysis to address the relationship between climate change and cultural evolution.

Multidisciplinar analysis to address the relationship between climate change and cultural evolution.

Multidisciplinar analysis to address the relationship between climate change and cultural evolution.

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Reconstruction of relative population levels and demographic dynamics in the context of climate change.

Reconstruction of relative population levels and demographic dynamics in the context of climate change.

Reconstruction of relative population levels and demographic dynamics in the context of climate change.

2_Arenal de la Virgen

General view of excavation area

General view of excavation area

General view of Arenal de la Virgen site

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Paleodem is a research project led by Javier Fernández López de Pablo, funded by the European Research Council (ERC Co-Grant 683018) running from 01/10/2016 through 30/09/2021.

The aim of this project is to investigate patterns of population history and cultural transmission from the Late Magdalenian to the Late Mesolithic (c.15,000-8,000 cal BP) in South-western Europe. This period witnessed major environmental changes and cultural transformations on settlement distribution, technology and social organisation.

Our project specifically addresses two major inter-related research topics: Firstly, to what extent demographic behaviour was driven by environmental factors; and secondly, how did regional population patterns influence cultural transmission processes.