One Planet Week event
For millennia, humans have faced dramatic changes in climate and their environment. Until agriculture arrived around 6,000 years ago in Britain, people lived as hunter-gatherer-fishers, moving around the landscape, returning to significant places, and modifying it to suit their needs; these lifeways continued to endure after the arrival of farming.
In this interactive lecture, we will discuss how archaeological evidence from an 11,000-year-old site near Scarborough, and other locations from across Yorkshire inform us about the sustainability of hunter-gatherer lifeways, how people lived through climatic uncertainty, and whether we in the present day might learn from the resilience of people in the past.
About the speaker
Dr Steph Piper is an associate lecturer in Archaeology, as a specialist in the mesolithic of northern Europe, focusing on hunter-gatherer mobility. Before York, she worked as a lecturer at Newcastle University and in Durham university's archaeological services.