Key areas for future work include:
- The effect of the environment on past communities, including both long-term processes and events such as the tsunami, as well as considering the impact of the human presence upon Scotland’s environment, vegetation, and animal population.
- Comprehensive surveys of the data available for all aspects of the environment and biotope through the Lateglacial and early Holocene.
- Exploring the development of Scotland’s coastline over time based on point data, considering the impact of sea-level change on contemporary populations, and integrating this with established projects including work on Doggerland.
- Development of predictive modelling for submerged site survival, and focused survey for submerged sites in likely locations.
- Liaison with Quaternary scientists over the reconstruction of the North Sea plain and its transgression through the Lateglacial and early Holocene.