Migration, diet and health of the first permanent settlers of Belgium: inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives

01 January 2022 → 31 December 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
    • Bioarchaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical spectrometry
    • Anthropological genetics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Protein diagnostics
Mesolithic ancient DNA paleoproteomics migration archaeology anthropology isotopes zooarchaeology health
Project description

The aim of this project is to generate regional-scale insights into the lifeways of the first modern humans to settle permanently in Belgium during the Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. It achieves this through multi- and inter-disciplinary analysis of contextualised data from archaeological, palaeontological and anthropological assemblages whilst developing state-of-the-art analytical techniques in the fields of proteomics and stable isotope analysis.