The “Hominin Dispersals Research Group” is made up of researchers from the Université de Montréal, McGill University, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (France). The team was established in 2005 with funding from the Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC) for the purpose of exploring the evolutionary basis for hominid dispersals. One of our goals is to explore the uses of ecological modelling as a means of testing hypotheses related to dispersal events and modelling the evolutionary mechanisms that lie behind these events. We use various modeling tools to study prehistoric population movements and including correlative GIS-based models, agent-based models, and mixed models.

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