Associate Professor of Geography &Head of Department, Geography & Planning, SUAD
Assistant Professor of History of Art & Head of Department, History of Art & Archaeology, SUAD
This multidisciplinary project aims to understand the context of the paleo-environmental evolution in the arid environment and the interplay between human occupation and climatic variability during the last 11560 years. It focus on Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve following a series of collaborative efforts between the reserve conservation team and SUAD. The reserve, being “undisturbed”, allows the evaluation of the archaeological and environmental analogues of the past to better understand both the ancient and future desert environments considering a changing climate.