global change; climate change; ecosystem dynamics; societal responses
Kotova Nadia, Nielsen Ebbe. H., Spytsyna L.A., Tinner Willy, Tuboltsev O.V. (2011), New investigations of the Kamyana Mohyla 3 site., in Archaeological Monuments of Eastern Europe
, 14, 70-76.
Kotova N.S. Makhotykh S.V. (2010), Human adaptation to past climate changes in the Pontic steppe, in Quaternary International
, 220, 88-94.
Our project will focus on paleoclimatic changes and their impact on the development of vegetation and human societies during the period of 9,000-2,500 years before present in the Northern Black Sea region. To carry out this work we will use several tools including radiocarbon dating, spore-pollen analysis, diatom analysis, comparative-historical methods, and modelling. This project will result in a first reconstruction of regional paleoclimate through time, the description of vegetation dynamics as well as the characterization of human societal adaptations to the environmental changes in Ukraine during an important time interval in human history.