Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 255

Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 255

Dirk Leder Technological and Typological Change at the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Boundary in...

Our Way To Europe - Introduction

Our Way To Europe - Introduction

Our Way To Europe concerns the history of mankind. We specifically intend to approach this with...

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  • Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 255

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  • Our Way To Europe - Introduction

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Drilling campaign 2: Laguna de Medina to the end …...

Drilling campaign 2: Laguna de Medina to the end … or not?!

During three weeks of March, a second drilling campaign in Laguna de Medina, Cádiz, Southern Spain, was organised for the C3 Project. In September 2014, our 1st campaign ended at a field depth of 22.29 m and now, we tried to reach sediments of the beginning of the lake. Arriving at the Laguna, we could directly notice the influence of seasonality on the lake. Last September, Medina had a water depth of 1.7 m. Now, its water depth was 3.2 m.Unfor...

A technological analysis of recently excavated arc...

A technological analysis of recently excavated archaeological assemblages of the open-air localities of the Banat (SW-Romania)

During the past month of February, Ine Leonard from B1 project travelled to the town of Tărgovisţe in Romania, 80 km northwest of Bucaresţi, with one primary goal: to see the archaeological material that was discovered during the 2009 and 2010 excavations of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 "Our way to Europe" stored at the Faculty of Humanities of the Valahia University of Târgovişte. She did not have to look at the different tool...

Raw material survey in Berlin

Raw material survey in Berlin

Renewing the cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Hannah Parow-Souchon of Project B1 met Christoph Purschwitz at Berlin to discuss raw material issues of the Jordanian Greater Petra Region. Christoph Purschwitz investigates within his PhD Project ("Die lithische Ökonomie von Feuerstein im Frühneolithikum der südlevantinischen Größeren Petra Region") the availability, acquisition and distribution modes of flint and other minera...

Between darkness and brightness: Preparation of fi...

Between darkness and brightness: Preparation of fieldworks in Ardales Cave and Sima de Las Palomas de Teba (Málaga, Spain)

From 20th until 23rd of January, some members of C1 project, together with Dr. Andreas Pastoors (Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann), went to Spain with the main objective of preparing the next archaeological season in Ardales Cave and Sima de las Palomas de Teba. Our team was also excited about the possibility of visiting Galerías Altas, a part of Ardales Cave that is not open to tourists because of its exceptional preservation of prehistoric feature...

Black carbon in maar lake sediments from the Eifel

Black carbon in maar lake sediments from the Eifel

Fire became – from a point of time, yet unknown and certainly long before the beginning of the Neolithic age –, an important means of human impact on landscapes. Furthermore, changes in climate, vegetation and land use frequently went along with regional burning events. As a result, black carbon (BC) from incomplete combustion has been left behind. The majority of this BC has been preserved in soils and sediments until present date. Hence, BC is ...

Recording of luminescence signals in the field

Recording of luminescence signals in the field

In October 2014, Stephanie Merkel and Nicole Klasen of the F2 project used a portable luminescence reader (SUERC POSL of the Scottish Universities and Environmental Research Centre, East Kilbride) in the loess profile of Romont, Belgium (in collaboration with Jörg Zens, D1 project). Our idea was to gather first information about the sediment stratigraphy and to find the most appropriate locations for sampling. The application of the SUERC POSL i...

On the trail of Late Pleistocene surfaces (Eastern...

On the trail of Late Pleistocene surfaces (Eastern Desert, Egypt)

Several concentrations of Late Pleistocene stone artefacts were documented during archaeological surveys in 2014 in the vicinity of Sodmein Cave. These open-air sites were preferentially registered on older surface remnants (terraces) – covered mainly with a dark desert pavement – south of the cave entrance. Two of these terraces were topographically documented using a DGPS. During the course of this, it became increasingly clear that these terra...

Into the Sahara Desert’s Deep Past. Expedition to ...

Into the Sahara Desert’s Deep Past. Expedition to the Remote Tibesti Mountains

It is hard to believe: We have sent a probe 500 million km to a comet to analyze rock samples, but no geologist has yet dug his spade into the crater of the highest mountain of the planet's major desert. In mid-February 2015, a team of project A2 will leave N'Djaména for a c. 1000 km off-road journey to the Tibesti mountains of northern Chad, a lonely volcanic region covering more than 100,000 km2. The logistically challenging venture will inclu...

Moraine formations and speleothem records in north...

Moraine formations and speleothem records in northeastern Morocco

In August 2014, the C2 members Dr. Gilles Rixhon and Melanie Bartz undertook a second field trip to Morocco with the aim of sampling further palaeoclimate archives, namely glacial formations and speleothems. Moraines can be used as palaeoclimate archive thanks to the recent development of the cosmogenic nuclide dating techniques. During the first week, we carried out a detailed mapping of glacial formations in the Middle and High Atlas regions a...

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13.05.2015
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University of Cologne - Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

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Events

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) Graduate School is an integral component of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 806 that is promoted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and hosted at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn, and at the RWTH Aachen University.
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01/06/2015
2:00 - 2:45 pm
IRTG-Colloquium
Paleoclimate reconstruction in the Levant during the last 200 ka based on a long continental record from the Dead Sea
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
01/06/2015
3:00 - 5:00 pm
CRC-Workshop
Good Scientific Practice Workshop 
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
15/06/2015
2:00 - 2:45 pm
IRTG-Colloquium
Last interglaical vegetation and climate of the southern Levant
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
15/06/2015
2:45 - 3:30 pm
IRTG-Colloquium
Vegetation history of northwest Turkey and the southern Levant since the Last Glacial
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

15/06/2015
3:45 - 5:00 pm
CRC-Lecture

Quantitative climate reconstructions using plant remains: how detailed can we get?
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

 

 

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