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November 2021

Exploring how the past informs the future 

People living today are hardly the first faced with enormous ecological change. Thousands of years ago, many small-scale societies learned to adapt as they evolved into larger, more complex societies. Archeology Professor Colin Grier argues that a lot can be drawn from studying the ways people in the past adapted to environmental and social change. The job of archeologists is to uncover those successful strategies and translate how they can be applied today.

Click on Research Highlights above to read more about his work.

Scan the archives to view other research stories, including abstracts of the winning presentations from the 2021 WSU Vancouver Research Showcase.