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Título - Cuaternario

Doctoral Programme in Environmental Change and Human Impact in the Quaternary Period

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Presentación - Cuaternario

The Quaternary period is the most recent in the geological history of our planet (the last 2.6 million years) and is characterised by frequent and rapid climate oscillations on different scales. Consequently, different geological processes have affected the Earth's surface, shaping it as we know it today. Meanwhile, human beings appeared on the planet during the Quaternary period, following a particular evolutionary pattern with several species, achieving impressive cultural progress, interacting with the environment and becoming key elements in its development.

Quaternary studies represent one of the newest and most active branches of Earth Sciences and Humanities. Their growth is due to 5 main causes:

1) the quality of the sedimentary record or geo-archaeological interest;

2) the methodological progress in field and laboratory techniques;

3) the development of different absolute and relative dating methods;

4) research into sedimentary sequences on the ocean bed;

5) the social interest in the evolution of our species and the cultural influence of climatic and environmental variations on the future of the planet.

This doctoral programme offers a research profile that is specialised, transversal and inter-disciplinary, as well as being familiar with the techniques and methods used in Geology, Prehistoric Studies and Anthropology.

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 cursos

Places available: 2

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 cursos

Places available: 15

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year

Contact

Academic queries: alejandro.cearreta@ehu.eus

Administrative queries: itziar.eskubi@ehu.eus

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Research teams and research topics

Research teams and research topics
Research teamsResearch topics
Climate Change and Environmental Evolution
  • Archaeological, Geological and Paleontological Heritage
  • Geomorphological and Environmental Evolution of Sedimentary Environments
  • Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Multi-Proxy Reconstructions
  • Paleoenvironmental Indicators of a Biological, Mineral Geochemical Nature
  • Perception, Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change
Geoarchaeology, Sedimentary Register, Neotectonics and Volcanism
  • Archaeological, Geological and Paleontological Heritage
  • Geochronology and Radioisotopes
  • Geomorphological and Environmental Evolution of Sedimentary Environments
  • Graphic Expressions and Musealization, Prehistory and Anthropology
  • Lithic, Bone And Ceramic Technology and Typologies
  • Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Multi-Proxy Reconstructions
  • Paleoenvironmental Indicators of a Biological, Mineral Geochemical Nature
  • Taphonomic Analysis of Geo-Archaeological Sites of Interest
Human evolution
  • Anthropometry, Anthropology and Forensic Pathology
  • Archaeological, Geological and Paleontological Heritage
  • Genetic Diversity and Skeletal Biology of Prehistoric Populations
  • Graphic Expressions and Musealization, Prehistory and Anthropology
  • Taphonomic Analysis of Geo-Archaeological Sites of Interest
Material Culture, Symbolism and Exploitation of the Environment
  • Archaeological, Geological and Paleontological Heritage
  • Graphic Expressions and Musealization, Prehistory and Anthropology
  • Historiography of Research into Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Lithic and Biotic Resources in Prehistory
  • Lithic, Bone And Ceramic Technology and Typologies
  • Paleoenvironmental Indicators of a Biological, Mineral Geochemical Nature