The Palaeodeserts Project is a European Research Council funded project investigating one million years of climate change and human evolution in the Arabian Peninsula, the crossroads of human dispersals. The project is led by Professor Michael Petraglia (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and is a large, multidisciplinary endeavor involving numerous specialists and employing novel methodologies to reconstruct past climates and human evolution in multiple locations of Saudi Arabia.
I am a member of the field team and I am also responsible for analyzing artefacts using a number of different techniques, integrating results with climate data and coordinating dating. The artefacts I work with range from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Holocene.
The project's website with details of our work and the rest of the team can be found here : www.palaeodeserts.com.