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Other Projects

14CHRONO is active in its involvement with collaborative projects worldwide. We have contributed to research project that examine wide ranging topics that encompass the environmental and archaeological domains.

The following are examples of several major projects we have worked on:

Sundasia

Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia.

SUNDASIA is a multi-disciplinary research project focused on the ecological, geological and ecological history of the Tràng An massif World Heritage site, Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

It examines how the prehistoric communities of this region adapted to climate-induced coastal inundations over the last 60,000 years, and explores how this information can better inform modern models and responses to similar issues in this region.

DeepCHALLA

Two glacial-interglacial cycles (ca. 250,000 years) of climate and ecosystem dynamics on the East African equator.

DeepCHALLA is a research project centred around a c.210-meter thick sediment record from the bottom of Lake Challa, a 92-meter deep crater lake on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. These sediments contain an especially long and continuous record of the past environment of East Africa.

The project seeks to extract high-quality proxy data on climate change and landscape history over the past 250,000 years.  This will significantly enhance our understanding of tropical climate and ecosystem dynamics and improve computer models for long-term climate prediction.

Fragsus

Fragility and Sustainability in restricted island environments: Adaptation, Culture Change and Collapse in prehistory.

FRAGSUS employs a suite of interdisciplinary approaches to explore and understand the long-term human and environmental dynamics of the small island archipelago of Malta.

It examines the development and transformation of one of Europe’s most remarkable megalithic cultures from c.5300BC in order to build improved models of how societies grew, transformed, were sustained, and eventually declined, collapsed or were replaced.

Hyrax

Developing a palaeoenvironmental archive for the last 50,000 years from rock hyrax middens of southern Africa.

The HYRAX project aims to revolutionise our understanding of environmental change in southern Africa by developing sites, proxies and methods, based on hyrax midden deposits.

The resulting data will permit the analysis and integration of palaeoenvironmental datasets spanning the last 50,000 years, revealing detailed information about past climate and vegetation dynamics in the region.

IntCal

Dendrochronology