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Advisory Board complete

Our HESCOR Advisory Board is now complete and may provide advice and support to the project and its members.

New publication

Animals adapted to human environments

Shumon Hussain explores how animals developed novel behaviours when living in human-shaped environments (palaeo-synanthropy), in turn influencing the evolution of human societies in the deep past.

New publication

Early warning signals

The Sahara changed from a humid green to today’s hyperarid environment about 5.500 years ago. A new study with Verena Förster and Frank Schäbitz shows that there were possible early warning signals.

HESCOR researchers

Because facts are not enough

Kate Rigby and Roman Bartosch explore how we can share the planet with other creatures - and why humans are the only hope and  the biggest obstacle to climate protection.

HESCOR @ conferences

Introducing the project to colleagues

The HESCOR-Project was presented to colleagues working on Pleistocene archaeology at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Hugo-Obermaier Society in Weimar in April 2024.

HESCOR researchers

The weather is pure chaos

Meteorologists Nikki Vercauteren and Susanne Crewell use data and algorithms to understand what is happening in the Earth's atmosphere. This is complicated, for the past and future.

New publication

The human side of biodiversity

By looking at archaeological evidence from the deep past, Shumon Hussain and Chris Baumann argue that humans increase the heterogeneity and complexity of ecosystems, with positive effects on biodiversity.

Photo: © Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft, 2023

Hescor is funded

The state government announced that HESCOR has succeded in the new funding round for innovative research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.