Human responses to climate stress and catastrophic events like hurricanes, drought, and resource conflict have been oversimplified for years portrayed as either miraculous tales of survival or total collapse. This project abandons that outdated mentality and looks to ancient civilizations to understand how resilience, in many forms, has influenced human choices, movement, and development. Teams are integrating quantitative information, such as DNA analysis, carbon dating, and LiDAR with the qualitative results of archaeological excavations, historical investigation, and storytelling to explore past mobility and resource management in times of stress. These discoveries will help Texans and our global community better understand the relationships among climate, migration, health, equity, and human and environmental wellbeing. The project will also provide insights about difficult challenges such as the trauma entire communities must confront when faced with mass relocation. Ultimately, this project seeks to offer a collection of new tools and ways of understanding, analyzing, and making decisions about local and global responses to the current climate crisis.