Global warming at the end of the last Ice Age led to the inundation of vast landscapes that had once been home to thousands of people. These lost lands hold a unique and largely unexplored record of settlement and colonisation linked to climate change over millennia.
Within the Europe's Lost Frontiers project, researchers in the fields of archaeo-geophysics, molecular biology and computer simulation are seeking to explore the past environments, ecological change and the transition between hunter gathering societies and farming in the inundated land of the southern North Sea - Doggerland.
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Environmental Modelling Research Assistant
Tabitha has a background in environmental conservation and archaeology, and has recently completed her PhD (University of York). Her interdisciplinary doctoral research focused on the utility of the long-term perspectives of archaeological and environmental studies, combining them with ABM techniques, to understand the effects of human-environment interactions. Her doctoral research formed part of the interdisciplinary Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa (AAREA) project.
As part of the Europe’s Lost Frontiers Project, Tabitha will be developing palaeoecological models of Doggerland during the early Holocene to be incorporated into computer simulations. Her work will focus on ratifying data from different palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecological proxies obtained from sediment cores and developing models that provide information on the environment and landscapes of Doggerland prior to its submersion under what is now the North Sea.
University of Bradford