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

    Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 255

  • Our Way To Europe - Introduction

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2015 Excavation at Ifri El Baroud, the Gunpowder’s...

2015 Excavation at Ifri El Baroud, the Gunpowder’s Cave (NE Morocco)

Between February and April 2015 the C2 archaeo-team went to Morocco to carry out the excavation of Ifri El Baroud (Eastern Rif). Ifri El Baroud is a reference site for understanding the late Upper Palaeolithic of NW Africa, the so-called Iberomaurusian. Within its archaeological sequence, all the stages of this prehistoric technocomplex are represented, from the oldest to the youngest (21 ka – 10 ka calBP). The site was partially excavated in t...

Applied Geophysics at Lake Chew Bahir, Southern Et...

Applied Geophysics at Lake Chew Bahir, Southern Ethiopia

In November/December 2014, four scientists from the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology of the University of Cologne conducted a five weeks field survey at Lake Chew Bahir, Southern Ethiopia. The survey aimed to provide additional knowledge of the sedimentological structures of Chew Bahir. It was supported by our Ethiopian partners from the University of Addis Ababa. We conducted 80 transient electromagnetic (TEM) measurements in the central...

Looking for dust in Serbia - part II - luminescenc...

Looking for dust in Serbia - part II - luminescence at At

A year after our last trip, the B1-geo-team from the RWTH Aachen spent another week in Serbia to continue their investigations at the archaeological site At. This time, geophysical methods were used namely Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) that give a good indication of the kind of sediments in the underground without drilling. The stratigraphy at the archaeological section At shows a complex and rapid changing environment. Therefore, the p...

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...

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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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29/06/2015
2:00 - 2:45 pm
IRTG-Colloquium

Volcanism in the Eastern Carpathians and first insights into the geochemical record of Mohos crater
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

     
29/06/2015
2:45 - 3:30 pm
IRTG-Colloquium
 

Investigating Modern Pollen – Vegetation Relationships in Tuşnad-Bai (Romania) and Mts. Pieria (Greece)
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

     
06/07/2015
3:45 - 5:00 pm
CRC-Lecture
 

Climate dynamics, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem variability in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

 

 

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