Student working on a research project.

Ecological Impacts Of Prehistoric Copper Mining In The Eastern Alps

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.

Research Project Information

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
Department: Anthropology
Office: 466 Richmond
Phone: (645)241-4146