Dr. Nicholson is the Principal Investigator for SCAPE, the Study of Cultural Adaptations in the Prairie Ecozone.

The SCAPEproject has been awarded a five-year $2.5 million to study past Human-environmental interactions within the Canadian Prairies Ecozone.

SCAPE will examine localities that exhibit exceptional physiographic and ecological diversity. SCAPE is a multi-disciplinary project representing a wide range of research expertise including archaeology, ethnology, geoarchaeology, geomatics, paleobotany, soils science and the oral traditions preserved by First Nations and Aboriginal Elders. The study is supported by several major research institutions and will take place over five years.

This integrated research project is a new and different approach to answering questions about human lifeways because it incorporates the research skills of many different disciplines and will cover a wide geographical area.

As Principal Investigator for SCAPE, Dr. Nicholson will be responsible for the overall co-ordination of the project and will oversee the dissemination of research results and facilitate team discussions.

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