Welcome to Our Way To Europe
in the Late Quaternary
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Richter (Speaker) - University of Cologne, Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology
Prof. Dr. Martin Melles (Deputy Speaker) - University of Cologne, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
Prof. Dr. Frank Schäbitz (Deputy Speaker) - University of Cologne, Institute of Geography
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Our Way To Europe concerns the history of mankind. We specifically intend to approach this with a combination of geoscientific and archaeological methods. Population dynamics and dispersal processes contributed essentially to the transmission of ideas, techniques, cultural behaviour and the formation of human societies. Major events in the history of mankind resulted due to dispersal processes. Human agency, climate and environment were certainly among the principal factors driving population mobility. Explanatory models require data, indicating to which extent single events of migration and dispersal were either supported or limited by environmental conditions in the source areas, corridors and target areas of population movements.