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WPII: Geoarchaeology and field work

Novel geo-archaeological investigations of the northern Neanderthal range boundary

The objective of WPII is to field-test the northern boundary of the Neanderthal range and critically assess the role of southern Scandinavia and the Baltic region in the Neanderthal world. The aim is to reconstruct the, now vastly altered, southern Scandinavian palaeo-landscape with its associated valleys, meltwater systems and glaciotectonics, and from this, discuss how it influenced the mobility and behaviour of Neanderthals at the edge of their range. This will allow to systematically evaluate the potential of early human expansion routes and dispersal corridors in southern Scandinavia.