Holocene Danube Delta 

PROJECT: ”Late Holocene environmental changes and their impact on human communities from the Danube delta – a geoarchaeological approach”

Financed by
UEFISCDI under contract nr. PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2527/2014

Director: Luminita Preoteasa

Period: 2015 – 2017

Short description:The geomorphology of the Danube delta was significantly influenced by the past and recent human societies, in accordance with the versatile relationships established between natural environment and human activities since the late Holocene period (e.g. Antiquity), with the transition from a strongly nature-dominated to an increasingly human-influenced environment. This is a geoarchaeology project which purpose is to characterize the relationships that existed between the natural environment (open coast / Danube embayment / Danube delta) and ancient societies, at different temporal and spatial scales, with a focus on the reconstruction of the landscape evolution and its impact in the southern Danube delta. The aim of this research project is to explain the role the landscape changes played in the evolution of the ancient human settlements (constraints and potentialities of development) and, if possible, to assess the impact of human activities on the deltaic environment.

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