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The 6th annual meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 14–18 September, 2016

The 6th annual meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 14–18 September, 2016

On the 13th of September 2016, Ine Léonard, PhD candidate for the B1 project, travelled to the World Heritage city of Alcalá de Henares near Madrid to attend the 6th...

Geophysics and handaxes in Northern Jordan

Geophysics and handaxes in Northern Jordan

Spring of 2011 saw scientists from project B1 (F. Lehmkuhl, J. Richter, R. Löhrer, J. Protze) visiting northern Jordan to survey terrestrial sediment sections along the eastern slopes of the...

Banat open-air sites with Early Upper Palaeolithic stone artefacts

Banat open-air sites with Early Upper Palaeolithic stone artefacts

This year’s fieldwork in Romania (April - May) followed a twofold strategy: the analysis of Upper Palaeolithic stone artefact collections, as well as extended archaeological surveys in different, hitherto unexplored...

Exploring the subsurface – Geophysics in the Azraq Basin, Northern Jordan

Exploring the subsurface – Geophysics in the Azraq Basin, Northern Jordan

Non-invasive surface geophysical techniques are a useful tool to investigate the earth’s subsurface structure. In order to identify suitable locations for future drilling projects, the Qa Al’ Azraq mudflat in...

What Pasts for Africa? CRC members at the 2016 SAfA meeting in Toulouse

What Pasts for Africa? CRC members at the 2016 SAfA meeting in Toulouse

From 26th of June to 2nd of July of 2016, several members of the CRC 806 attended the 23rd Biennial meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA). This time,...

Entering Caves – Archaeological fieldwork starts in Albania

Entering Caves – Archaeological fieldwork starts in Albania

The territory of Albania is centered directly within the "Eastern Trajectory" of modern human migrations before, during and after the late glacial maximum. For this reason, the Cologne CRC 806...

Quels passés pour l’Afrique? SAfA meeting 2016

Quels passés pour l’Afrique? SAfA meeting 2016

Since the 1970s, the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) holds a biennial conference dedicated to African archaeology and related research topics. The meetings alternate between Europe and North America and...

Geo-archaeological research at Sodmein Cave revisited

Geo-archaeological research at Sodmein Cave revisited

Sodmein Cave in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, with its more than 4 m of stratified human occupation debris, was revisited in autumn 2010 by a joint research team of archaeologists and...

A workshop through the Last Glacial environment and archaeology of the Levante and the Balkans

A workshop through the Last Glacial environment and archaeology of the Levante and the Balkans

Between 25th and 28th of November 2012, the RWTH Aachen University was host to 65 experts from 16 countries for a workshop entitled "Last Glacial palaeogeography and archaeology of the...

Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning (TLS) in caves of Morocco

Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning (TLS) in caves of Morocco

During a field campaign in spring 2010, Terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) was used in different limestone caves in northern Morocco to reconstruct cave morphology, geometry and dimension, as...

Excavation in Andalucia: Deep inside the cave

Excavation in Andalucia: Deep inside the cave

In C-Cluster, we cannot get enough of caves. This year, our excavation campaign in Ardales Cave (Málaga, Andalucia) was continued. For five weeks, we entered the dark and wet cave...

Refitting and technological analysis

Refitting and technological analysis

Although the refitting of stone artefacts is a rather time consuming aspect of archaeological research it provides some very important information regarding such things as archaeological site formation processes and...

Oase Rock-Shelter (Romania): First evidence for human occupation during the Pleistocene

Oase Rock-Shelter (Romania): First evidence for human occupation during the Pleistocene

In its second year of archaeological research around the Oase Cave complex (Caraş-Severin, Romania), the German-Romanian excavation team at last discovered traces of human occupation during the Late Pleistocene. Currently,...

Archaeological surveys at the littoral west of the Melilla Peninsula, NE-Morocco, 2011

Archaeological surveys at the littoral west of the Melilla Peninsula, NE-Morocco, 2011

The Mediterranean littoral west of the Melilla Peninsula and the mountainous hinterland is a very extensive territory. Archaeological surveys within this inaccessible area are tough and time consuming.

A glance at methods – Micromorphology

A glance at methods – Micromorphology

Archaeological finds are usually embedded in anthropogenic and natural sediments which accumulated during or after the occupation of caves, rock shelters or open-air sites. The sediment properties hold intriguing information...

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