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Archaeolim: Prehistorics People, Climates, & Environments of the Northern Adriatic 

James C.M. Ahern

James M.C. Ahern, University of Wyoming

Publication Date: 2018
Department: Anthropology
Location: Lim Channel, Istria (Croatia, EU)
Team: Interdisciplinary team from UW, the Institute for Anthropological Research – Zagreb, and the Archaeological Museum of Pula.

Research Question
How do humans respond biologically and culturally to major climatic and ecological changes?

A better understanding of how humans were affected by major climatic and ecological changes in the past can help us better understand the potential effects of current and future climatic and ecological changes on us.

Methods Used
Archaeological excavation of cave and rock shelter sites in the Lim Channel region of western Croatia with a particular focus on sediments that preserve late Pleistocene (Ice Age) and early Holocene human occupations.

Anticipated outcomes include a better understanding of the limits of human adaptation, biologically and culturally, to major climatic and ecological changes, including potential regional extinction thresholds.

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