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 for the Science of Human History, the project is entering a new phase and new research foci are being developed.Image credit: NASA Visible Earth
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.
New research foci are currently under development. Check back soon for new project announcements.
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For more information about past and future ArchaeoGLOBE research please contact Andrea Kay and Nicole Boivin at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.Image credit: NASA Visible Earth