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Initial human colonization of the Northwest South America: Arrival, expansion and adaptability to new territories

Guest speaker Professor Javier Aceituno from the University of Antioquia

A Department of Archaeology seminar
Date26 January 2023
Time12:30 to 14:00
PlaceLaver Building LT6

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You are warmly invited to join us for an Archaeology research seminar with guest speaker Professor Javier Aceituno from the University of Antioquia. We will be holding the seminar in Laver LT6 and also online via MS Teams on 26th January 12.30 – 14.00

Due to its geographical position, the current Colombian territory is the entrance to South America, therefore, this corner of the subcontinent is key to study and understand the early settlement of the American subcontinent. The process of colonization and human dispersal was carried out during a time period of strong climatic, environmental and adaptive changes. Between the terminal of the Pleistocene and the early Holocene, climate change altered the diversity of environments that the first human had to face through adjustments to their adaptability strategies. During this time range, processes such as the extinction of megafauna, the process of plant cultivation and human dispersal occurred, not only through Colombian territory, but also towards the high and lowlands of South America, such as the Andes, the Amazon or the coastal regions.


This seminar aims to show the ‘state of the art’ based on the latest evidence and current discussions.


Archaeology_Seminar___Prof_Javier_Aceituno_26_Jan_23.pdf (767K)

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