Category Archives: Regions

Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-Scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology

This project examines the importance of place-based, small-scale economies. Archaeological, ethnohistorical, and paleoenvironmental studies test our hypothesis that community sustainability has been directly linked to community scale and food diversity….

Domesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP)

Introduction The project Domesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP) started in October 2015 and will run for four years with funding from the Swedish Research Council. The project integrates archaeological,…

Preservation, Decolonization and Sovereignty Reclamation at the Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Landmark, Arizona

The partnership between the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation is enhancing and expanding self-sufficiency, self-determination, self-representation, self-governance, and peer recognition through sovereignty-driven research, training, and…

MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscape in Europe (MEMOLA)

MEMOLA project focuses on the study of four MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscape in Europe: Sierra Nevada (Spain), Vjosa Valley (Albania), Trapani Mountains and Colli Euganei (Italy).   Project Description The project…

Sustainable Chinese agriculture

This interdisciplinary research programme draws together scientists from mainly the UK and China with the aim of assessing the sustainability of modern agriculture across China through understanding its regional social-ecological…

HERCULES – Sustainable futures for Europe’s HERitage in CULtural landscapES

The HERCULES project strives for the empowerment of public and private actors to protect, manage, and plan for sustainable landscapes at local, national, and Pan-European scales: http://www.hercules-landscapes.eu/ Project Description European…

Circumpolar Networks — understanding cultural and socio-environmental connections in the North Atlantic on a millennial scale

  The core of this case is the research program Inscribing Environmental Memory in the Icelandic Sagas (IEM), a major cross-cutting initiative of The Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies…

The Southwest

  The empirical component of our research involves five prehispanic sequences in the southwestern US and northern Mexico; these range from 500 to 750 years and represent climate, environmental, and…

The Urban Mind project

  This project undertakes the long-term study of urban resilience across the world – from the development of urbanism 10,000 years ago until modern times.   Project Description Urbanism is…

Yucatan Maya—tropical sustainability from an ancient context

  Drawing on the collaboration of several archaeologists, paleogeographers, ecologists, and computational modelers, a consortium of scientists is reexamining the Central American Maya Lowlands–the 250,000 km2 of the Yucatan Peninsula–from…