Miikka Tallavaara
  • PL 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Current research:

Hominin ecology and evolution

Hunter-gatherer population ecology

Lithic technology

I’m an assistant professor of hominin environments and the PI of the Hominin Ecology research group. I’m an archaeologist by training and while I’m deeply interested in reconstructing and modelling human habitats, my main focus is on humans in environment and not so much on the ancient environments as such. I’m especially interested in how biotic and abiotic factors influence human distributions, population dynamics and other key aspects of hominin ecology such as diet. I still retain also my early love of archaeological lithics and the way these (usually) small pieces of rock provide unique window to past human behaviour and adaptations. You can find more about my research on our group's webpages.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Palaeoecology