Human activity in the French Alps dates back 8,000 years.

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Admin

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New evidence has revealed that humans were active in the French Alps 8,000 years ago.

Dr Walsh explained: “High altitude landscapes of 2000 metres and above are considered remote and marginal. Many researchers had assumed that early societies showed little interest in these areas. This research shows that people, as well as climate, did have a role in shaping the Alpine landscape from as early as the Mesolithic period.

“It has radically altered our understanding of activity in the sub-alpine and alpine zones. It is also of profound relevance for the broader understanding of human-environment interactions in ecologically sensitive environments.”

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Story: Science Daily | Photo: University of York

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