This was a period of tumultuous change, characterised by violent swings in climate as the Earth system responded to the end of the Last Glacial Cycle.
At the same time, with the rapid evolution of human society and the expansion of early cultures across Europe, the role of anthropogenic activity in driving the evolution of the European landscape became ever more significant.
The Hoxnian Stage is a middle Pleistocene stage of the geological history of the British Isles.
This module aims to provide an introduction to the principles and techniques used to reconstruct past climates and environments at this time.
The module outline is driven by staff research interests/expertise within the palaeoenvironmental research group in the department.
pollen, plant macrofossil, testate amoeba) and chemical (e.g. Enquiry-led learning is embedded in the module through guided independent practicals and assessment encouraging independent research.
Much of the content includes research and applications from the lecturer’s own work on the topic.
Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products (Special Publication 39 of the IAS).