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...

AfQUA 2015 - The African Quaternary - Conferences & Workshops

AfQUA 2015 - The African Quaternary - Conferences & Workshops

For some time now we have realised that there is a large gap between the four-yearly INQUA...

Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 250

Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 250

Valéry Sitlivy, Aleksandra Zięba, Krzysztof Sobczyk and Alexandr Kolesnik The Middle-to-Upper...

  • Our Way To Europe - Introduction

    Our Way To Europe - Introduction

  • AfQUA 2015 - The African Quaternary - Conferences & Workshops

    AfQUA 2015 - The African Quaternary - Conferences & Workshops

  • Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 250

    Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 250

My dear Paleosol

My dear Paleosol

On 18th June 2014, three brave PhD students from the RWTH Aachen University, part of the CRC 806 B1 and D1 projects, left Aachen for five days. Their destination: Wurzburg, Bavaria, or to be political correct, Franconia. Their goal: explore the secrets of paleosols. Their method: the International Course on Paleosols and Paleoenvironment hold by Alexander Makeev (Moscow State University), Birgit Terhorst (University of Wurzburg), Elizabeth Sollei...

Where the witches are, there is also loess!

Where the witches are, there is also loess!

Just to let you know ahead, we haven't seen one, I think. No yeah, I am positive, no witches passed our way. The reason why I started talking about witches? Wait, I'll explain. Right in the centre of Germany is a fault-block mountain range, the Harz, which separates the flat northern Germany from the hills further south. Due to tectonic processes the northern part of the so-called horst was strongly uplifted compared to the south, which can be ob...

Speleothems – further terrestrial records of clima...

Speleothems – further terrestrial records of climate variability in the Western Mediterranean

In order to reconstruct palaeoclimate in the Western Mediterranean, the variety of terrestrial archives investigated by the C-Cluster will be extended by speleothems. In collaboration with the working group of Prof. Dr. Denis Scholz (Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany) these sensitive recorders will be analysed. Further data including precipitation, temperature and vegetation changes will be correlated with other off-site and on-site ar...

Drilling campaign in the Mohoş peat bog in the Eas...

Drilling campaign in the Mohoş peat bog in the Eastern Romanian Carpathians

In June/July 2014, our team (Maria Papadopoulou, Marc Bormann, Daniel Veres, Enikö Magyari and Frank Schäbitz) retrieved several metres of glacial sediments from two drilling locations within the Mohoş peat bog with the help of Richard Niederreiter and his equipment. Additionally, the Holocene bog sediments were recovered using a Russian Corer. In order to bring the coring machinery and the platform to the coring site, our team, with the help of...

Excursion to Tablas de Daimiel National Park in Ma...

Excursion to Tablas de Daimiel National Park in March 2014 (Ciudad Real, Central Spain) with our new collaboration partners in C3

An initial meeting in Madrid was undertaken in February 2014, where Jasmijn and Tabea got an introductory course in Spanish, and Tabea an additional one on Quaternary pollen by our colleague Jose Antonio López Saez of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid. In spring 2014, we then joined for a field reconnaissance trip to the wetlands of Tablas de Daimiel (coordinates of the Tablas de Daimiel National Park: 39° 7′ 47...

Vegetation mapping and sampling of moss polsters a...

Vegetation mapping and sampling of moss polsters and soils in the Mohoş region, Romania

In June 2014, a group of environmental- and geoscientists of the CRC 806 at the University of Cologne completed successfully the first phase of the fieldwork in the central eastern Carpathians (Romania). In order to examine the pollen–vegetation relationship in the study area, 18 moss samples from different vegetation patches within the Mohoş crater as well as in its surroundings were recovered. Additionally, the vegetation was mapped in detail ...

Geomorphological investigations at Mochena Borago ...

Geomorphological investigations at Mochena Borago rock shelter, Ethiopia

During the last decade archaeological analyses helped to gain insight into the history of settlement of the rock shelter in the last 50 ka. Element and micromorphological analyses as well as computer-supported large scale investigations for sediment sources and transport into the rock shelter itself were carried out to understand the depositional history of Mochena Borago. The arrangement of excavation sites gives a rough overview of the stratigr...

Six weeks looking for dust in Hungary, Serbia and ...

Six weeks looking for dust in Hungary, Serbia and Romania

This spring from 5th April – 17th May geoscientists from the RWTH Aachen University and archaeologists from the University of Cologne, both of the CRC 806 B1 project, undertook fieldwork in Hungary, Serbia and Romania. Geoscientific efforts mainly focused on exploration and sampling of loess-palaeosol deposits. The first part of the trip was spent in Hungary in the area around Miskolc and Tokaj, before the trip continued to Vrsac in Serbia. Whil...

Last excavation campaign at the Epipalaeolithic–Ne...

Last excavation campaign at the Epipalaeolithic–Neolithic site of Ifri n’Etsedda, Morocco

Between February and April 2014, the archaeological team of the C2 project carried out the third and last excavation campaign at the archaeological site of Ifri n'Etsedda (Ouled Daoud, Morocco).The spring campaign was mainly oriented at the achievement of the burial, which was partially excavated in the Epipalaeolithic layers already during the latter stages of the 2013 field season. The excavation was then organized in such a way to extensively ...

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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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Date/Time Event
29/09/2014 - 01/10/2014
All Day
CRC-Workshop
Analysis of palaeoenvironmental data
Room 110, Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät (1st floor, Building 216a), Cologne NRW
   
06/10/2014
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm IRTG-Colloquium
Introductory session for the preparation of the 4th CRC 806 Workshop
Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
   
20/10/2014
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm IRTG-Colloquium
Advancing Competencies in Argumentation and Problem Solving through Geography teaching in School using the Example of Culture-Environment Interaction
Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
   
20/10/2014
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm IRTG-Colloquium
Multi-proxy study of lacustrine sediments from salt lakes in Southern Spain for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
   
20/10/2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CRC-Lecture
CRC Lecture by Dr. Angelica Feurdean (BiK-F, Frankfurt/M)
Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne
   
27/10/2014
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CRC-Workshop
Academic Writing Skills - Introduction to academic writing in English
Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Cologne

 

 

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