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Doctor Helen Farr

Doctor Helen Farr

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Seafaring
  • Submerged Palaeo Landscapes
  • Maritime Heritage

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Helen

Email: r.h.farr@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 8191

Address: B65a, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Seafaring
  • Submerged Palaeo Landscapes
  • Maritime Heritage
  •  Obsidian
  •  Human Origins 

Current research

I am currently PI of an ERC StG funded Horizon 2020 Grant, ACROSS: the origins of seafaring to Sahul. This research project draws together my interest in early human maritime connections and movement, with a focus on seafaring in deep time within changing marine and coastal enovironments.  This project uses industry acquired seismic data and marine cores to reconstruct ancient sea-levels and the Late Quaternary coastlines, now submerged landscapes, of the Australian continental shelf. Alongside archaeogenetics, archaeology and a study of palaeo winds, currents and tides, it is possible to use this data to better understand the hows, why and when of the earliest seafaring in global history.

Research projects

Completed projects

Researchers:
Doctor Helen Farr
Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust
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