Human Dispersal Simulation over the past 125 ka


To quantify the effects of climate on human dispersal over the last glacial period, a numerical reaction/diffusion human dispersal model was used. The model is forced by time-varying temperature, net primary production, desert fraction and sea level boundary conditions obtained from a transient glacial/interglacial global earth system model simulation covering the last 125 ka, an estimate of millennial-scale variability and sea level reconstructions, respectively.

Related publications: Late Pleistocene climate drivers of early human migration, A Timmermann, T Friedrich, Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature19365 (2016)