Palaeoenvironments and palaeohydrology
Quaternary climate change in mid-latitude deserts
Role in the project
Having recently completed a NERC-funded PhD on the reconstruction of palaeohydrological networks in relation to potential routes of dispersal of Hominins through the Arabian Peninsula, Paul will be responsible for reconstructing the palaeohydrology of the Holocene Sahara. Paul will also be collecting palaeecological proxy data to explore the changing availability of freshwater features over time in response to the Holocene climatic fluctuations.
Breeze, P.S., Groucutt H.S., Drake, N.A., White T.S., Jennings, R.P., Petraglia. M.D. Palaeohydrological Corridors for Hominin Dispersals in the Middle East ~250-70,000 years ago, Quaternary Science Reviews, 144, 155-185. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.05.012
Breeze, P., Drake, N.A., Jennings, R.G., Parton, A., Groucutt, H.S., Clark-Balzan, L., Shipton, C., White, T., Petraglia, M.D., Alsharekh, A. (2015). Remote sensing and GIS techniques for reconstructing Arabian palaeohydrology and identifying archaeological sites. Quaternary International, 382, 98-119. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.01.022
A full list of Paul's publications can be found here