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Jago Cooper

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Research Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Chronology
  • Climate
  • Environmental History
  • Human Geography
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Pedagogy
  • Policy

Research Summary

The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean: Pre-Columbian populations in the Caribbean lived through 5000 years of dynamic climate change including over 6 metres of sea level rise, marked variation in rainfall and fluctuating periods of hurricane activity. I am interested in combining existing archaeological, climatic and environmental data from the Caribbean to identify the relationship between changes in indigenous cultural practices and the impacts of climatic instability. The project engages archaeological approaches to prehistoric climate change with disaster management planning for the impacts of climate change in the present. The primary aim of the project is to contribute to ongoing debates on climate change and provide modern day populations in the Caribbean with knowledge of pre-Colombian mitigation strategies.


Jago Cooper's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Leicester
Assistant Professor/Lecturer
School of Archaeology and Ancient History
University Road
United Kingdom

Phone: 01162522155

GHEA Projects

Jago Cooper is currently leading 4 GHEA projects:

Jago Cooper is currently collaborating on 3 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Jago Cooper is currently leading 1 GHEA product: