Projects

Catarina Johanna Fernandes Rodrigues Ritter
Anthropogenic impacts upon human arrival in the Azores archipelago identified using stable isotope and geochemical methods
Institution Center: CIBIO-Açores | University of Pittsburgh
E-Mail: catarinaritter@hotmail.com
State: ongoing
Objectives:
  • Identify traces of human activity preserved in the sedimentary record to determine the date human settlements were established in the Azores archipelago;
  • Unravel the role of anthropogenic and climate forcings, quantifying environmental changes through geochemical methods;
  • Reconstruct Late Holocene local/regional precipitation changes. Provide additional data for climate reconstructions and modelling at the time of early human settlements on the Azores archipelago.