Modeling the ecological impact of ancient mining as proposed by Redman (1999) suggests prehistoric mining operations strip away the resources of their surrounding environs. These communities then become dependent upon trade relationships to fulfill basic subsistence needs. This project investigates the validity of the model's application to the prehistoric copper mining communities of the Eastern Alps. It then explores the long term impacts of this trade dependency during periods of crisis. It employs GIS applications for environmental modeling.
Disciplines: Geological Sciences, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Ecology, Evolution And Behavior, Anthropology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Basic Computer Skills, GIS Software (some training can be provided), German Language skills helpful but not required.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Ezra Zubrow
Office: 466 Richmond