Unravelling the pattern, impacts and drivers of early modern human dispersals from Africa

Excavations along ancient lake shorelines in Saudi Arabia. New excavations will examine past environments and assess when early human populations migrated across Arabia.

A team of researchers has been awarded a grant by the Leverhulme Trust to explore the migrations of humans out of Africa. The project is led by Simon Blockley of Royal Holloway, University of London, Michael Petraglia of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Simon Armitage of Royal Holloway, University of London, and Chris Stringer of the British Natural History Museum. The project began on July 1, 2017, and is titled “Unravelling the pattern, impacts and drivers of early modern human dispersals from Africa.”  For more information, click here.