€1m funding for UCC lecturer

AN ACADEMIC at University College Cork has been awarded €1m to study two major events in human prehistory.

Dr Ron Pinhasi, lecturer at the archaeology department, is the first UCC researcher to be awarded funding by the European Research Council (ERC).

Over the next four years, Dr Pinhasi will study the colonisation of Europe by anatomically modern humans dating back 45,000 years, right up to modern farming 8,000 year ago.

He will also examine the effect of climate, lifestyle, health, migration and selection on population.


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