The study of human migrations across the world and the response of humans to climate change.
Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck, leading field projects in Africa and Eurasia. Teams are gathering new information across the Old World to understand the effect of climate change on human populations.
The Palaeodeserts Project across the Arabian Peninsula, working with the Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage and an international scientific team, to understand environmental variability and its role in shaping human and mammal communities over the last one million years. For more information: www.palaeodeserts.com