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Living territories project website live

Living Territories is a GCRF-FF interdisciplinary and collaborative project that seeks to pump-prime a series of tools to develop meaningful collaborations with rural and indigenous communities in NW Argentina, through a diverse portfolio of tools, datasets and resources aimed at promoting community-led assessment and planning for development and sustainability.

Geneva-Exeter Seed Grant Initiative: What does decoloniality mean in different heritage contexts?

The Centre for the Archaeology of the Americas and the South Asia Centre  engaged in the first activity of the Geneva-Exeter Collaborative Seed Grant initiative Pathways towards collaborative approaches to indigenous and minority cultural heritage and landscape sustainabilityon Monday 23 August.

Launching event final output project 'Territorios ancestrales: Arqueologia de los primeros poblados del actual noroeste Argentino’

We are organising the launching event for the final output of the project  ‘Territorios ancestrales: Arqueologia de los primeros poblados del actual noroeste Argentino’ (Ancestral territories: archaeology of the first settlements of  NW Argentina)’, on 26th March at 6pm Argentina time, 9pm UK time.

Last Journey project website

LASTJOURNEY is an ERC-funded interdisciplinary project that explores Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene human adaptations and impacts across the diverse landscapes of northwest South America.

Ancient stone tools found in remote rock shelter reveal vital clues about life in ancient Central America

Ancient stone tools found in remote rock shelters have revealed new clues about life in ancient Central America.

Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans, study shows

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

Major new study will rewrite history of human colonisation of South America

A major new study will uncover the secrets of how humans colonised one of the most challenging landscapes on earth - and the legacy of their actions on today’s plants and wildlife. 

Experts discover complex history of maize domestication

Maize has been a staple part of diets in South America for almost 9,000 years, but the process to make the plant suitable to eat was far more complex than previously thought, experts have found.

DNA discovery gives new insight into ancient history of South America

The discovery of ancient DNA from the earliest inhabitants of South America has revealed important new information about how people settled in the Americas.

Ancient farmers transformed Amazon and left an enduring legacy on the rainforest

Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago

Critically-endangered South American forests were man-made

Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities