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Quaternary geology and Paleoclimate

Geoarchaeology

This is a multidisciplinary approach that applies concepts and methods of earth sciences in connection with archaeological studies of past human lives and cultures.

Excavation - Kostenki, Russia.
Excavation - Kostenki, Russia.
Photo:
John Inge Svendsen

There has been a long tradition that members of the research group participate in interdisciplinary work together with archaeologists, zoologists and botanists, especially during excavations of prehistoric sites. This field-based research includes documentation and interpretation of stratigraphic contexts, geochronology and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. The research group is currently involved in archaeological investigations of Palaeolithic sites in Russia and South Africa as well as younger sites that recently have been discovered at retreating ice patches in the mountain areas of southern Norway.