[AK Geoarchäologie]EGU-Session: Deciphering human-environmental interactions during the late Quaternary – prospects and challenges in geoarchaeology

Christian Stolz Christian.Stolz at uni-flensburg.de
Di Dez 5 12:02:51 CET 2017

Liebe Mitglieder des AK Geoarchäologie,

Sie erhalten heute eine Session-Ankündigung auf der EGU 2019 von Hans von Suchodoletz aus Leipzig.

Viele Grüße
Christian Stolz

PD Dr. Christian Stolz
Akademischer Rat
Sprecher des Deutschen Arbeitskreises für Geoarchäologie (http://www.akgeoarchaeologie.de)

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Dear colleagues,
Sorry for cross-posting.
We'd like to draw your attention to our session
GM6.3/CL1.30/SSP2.11./SSS13.29: “Deciphering human-environmental interactions during the late Quaternary – prospects and challenges in geoarchaeology “ at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) taking place from 8th to 13th of April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The session details are included below and can be accessed directly at the EGU General Assembly website:


With our best wishes,

Hans von Suchodoletz (hans.von.suchodoletz at uni-leipzig.de)
Kathryn Fitzsimmons (K.Fitzsimmons at mpic.de) Markus Fuchs (Markus.Fuchs at geogr.uni-giessen.de)
André Kirchner (andre.kirchner at uni-hildesheim.de)
Gert Verstraeten (gert.verstraeten at kuleuven.be)


GM6.3/CL1.30/SSP2.11./SSS13.29: Deciphering human-environmental interactions during the late Quaternary – prospects and challenges in geoarchaeology
Conveners: Hans von Suchodoletz, Kathryn Fitzsimmons, Markus Fuchs, André Kirchner, Gert Verstraeten

Human activity became a major player of global environmental and climatic change in the course of the late Quaternary. Consequently, to understand these changes the study of former human-environmental interactions at different spatial and temporal scales is mandatory.  
Geoarchaeology is a cross-disciplinary discipline at the interface between all subjects of geosciences (e. g. geomorphology, geology, climatology etc.) and archaeology that addresses this issue by integrating a multitude of concepts and methods from these disciplines when investigating former human-environmental interactions from local site-specific to regional scales.
During the last years the field of geoarchaeology rapidly evolved, and numerous studies were carried out in different regional and cultural contexts. However, several main challenges remain, such as e. g.  
different temporal resolutions of geological and archaeological chronologies, difficulties to disentangle environmental from human-related triggers of sudden environmental and societal change, generally incomplete archaeological records or irrecoverably destroyed living environments especially of Palaeolithic cultures due to postsedimentary geomorphic processes. Besides new analytical methods, innovative concepts and a closer interdisciplinary collaboration are necessary to make a step forward with respect to these challenges.
This session aims to pool interdisciplinary contributions from the large field of earth (e.g. geology, geomorphology, geochronology, geomorphometry, sedimentology, biogeosciences) and archaeological (e.g. archaeobotany, archaeozoology, archaeometry, paleoanthropology) sciences that address the reconstruction of former human-environmental interactions from the Palaeolithic period until the Anthropocene.  
Besides case studies, especially methodology, modelling and conceptual contributions are welcome in this session.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 10th January 2018, 13.00 CET.
Dr. Hans von Suchodoletz

member of the chair of Physical Geography Leipzig University Institute of Geography
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