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Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology

The Quaternary environments and geoarchaeology research group was established in 2004 following the arrival of three new physical geographers at The University of Manchester. We share a common interest and passion for Earth surface system dynamics and climate change over a range of timescales.

A distinctive feature of our work - and a core theme of geography - is a concern for human-environment interactions - past, present and future. This agenda involves, for example, elucidating the impact of past global climate change on the geoarchaeology of the Nile Valley, the palaeoecological record of agricultural origins in NW Europe, and the development of modelling strategies to predict the impact of global warming on the cryosphere.