From Forest to Farmland

Wednesday 24 February, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suitability: 16+

Using Science to Understand Changes in the Irish Landscape

Free. Advanced Booking Recommended

Climate and humans have shaped the landscape that we see around us today since the end of the last ice age. Understanding past environmental change draws on a range of biological, physical, chemical, earth and archaeological science techniques, providing a baseline for distinguishing natural changes from human impacts.
We can gather evidence from bogs, lakes and other environments to examine when and why climate changed in the past, what impacts these changes had on the natural environment and on societies that endured them. Join Dr Gill Plunkett as we look at what role humans have played in transforming the landscape over the course of thousands of years.
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