The ArchaeoGLOBE project is a massively collaborative online platform for the rapid assessment of past human impacts. The project was started in 2018 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and has since produced the first online collaborative global assessment of archaeological knowledge on land use. Now based at the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, the project is entering a new phase and new research foci are being developed.

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ArchaeoGLOBE project covered by The Conversation

Surveying archaeologists across the globe reveals deeper and more widespread roots of the human age, the Anthropocene. Examples of how human societies are changing the planet abound – from building roads and houses, clearing forests for agriculture and digging train tunnels, to shrinking the ozone layer, driving species extinct, changing the climate and acidifying the …


Within ArchaeoGLOBE there are several unique projects, both past and ongoing.


Global land use survey 2018


Island Extinctions project

New research foci are currently under development. Check back soon for new project announcements.

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