Human Evolution

This axis investigates the physical and cultural aspects of human evolution:

  • Comparative anatomical study of Paleolithic human remains in the collections of the RBINS and reconstruction through modern methods of their anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Through the analysis of human remains, developing new anthropological methods and assessing the evolution of the way of life of prehistoric and historic populations, in Belgium and abroad.
  • Studying the cultural aspects of human evolution during the Late Quaternary through the study of artefacts and raw materials dating from the Paleolithic to Neolithic.

Research projects

01/10/2011 to 01/10/2015

Palaeodemographic and palaeopathological study of the St.Romboutscemetery, Mechelen

Doctoral thesis by Katrien Van de Vijver at the Faculty of Sciences KU Leuven on the human skeletons found in the St.Romboutscemetery in Mechelen, dated between the 11th and 18th centuries AD.
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