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Holocene Climate Change and Human Impact

By 06/01/2023News

Our Head of Environment Jane Wheeler is the first to publish an article this year, with a paper for the open-access journal Quaternary MDPI, co-written by Katherine A. Selby and Sally Derrett from the Universities of York and Sheffield respectively.

The dramatically shifting climate of the early- to mid-Holocene period coincided with population expansion in northwest Europe. In ‘Disentangling Holocene Climate Change and Human Impact from Palaeoenvironmental Records from the Scottish West Coast’ the authors present fascinating new environmental evidence to determine the extent to which the changing landscape of Mesolithic populations in western Scotland was climate-driven, rather than a result of changing human land-use.

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