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Thick deposits of loess (wind-blown dust) in Tajikistan (Central Asia), which have accumulated over approx. 2 million years, makes it possible to reconstruct changes in the area's environment, climate and ecology, as well as date the first presence of prehistoric and modern people in the area.
Potential migration routes out of Africa for early hominins and anatomically modern humans

2020.12.18 | Department of Geoscience, News, Grant

The Department of Geoscience participates in an international NordForsk project on human origins and emigration from Africa

Andrew Murray and Mads Faurschou Knudsen from the Department of Geoscience, together with colleagues from DTU and the universities in Oslo, Uppsala, Moscow, Novosibirsk and Dushanbe (Tajikistan), have received NOK 15 million to study the first presence of both prehistoric and anatomically modern humans in Central Asia.