The new project structure of the CRC 806, grouped into seven clusters (the four projects of cluster Z not shown). Regional Clusters are indicated in blue, the temporal cluster in red and the spatio-temporal cluster in yellow. The new structure will include 19 projects, the 4 Z-projects to be added.

overview projects Cluster FCluster ECluster BCluster DCluster ACluster CProject F6Project F5Project F2Project A3Project A2Project A1Project B3Project B2Project B1Project D6Project D5Project D4Project D1Project C3Project C2Project C1Project E6Project E3Project E1


As the main focus of the CRC is the culture-environment interaction on the route from Africa to Europe, the research clusters of the CRC follow the main geographical regions.

These regions, i.e. project clusters, comprise

Cluster A  

Africa as the "source” area of emergence of Modern Man
A1 | A2 | A3

Cluster B  

the eastern corridor of dispersal into Europe (Near East, Anatolia and Balkan)
B1 | B2 | B3

Cluster C  

the possible western corridor of dispersal into Europe (Northwest Africa and Iberian Peninsula)
C1 | C2 | C3

Cluster D  

Central Europe as a “sink” area of transcontinental population movements
D1 | D4 | D5 | D6

Cluster E  

brings together data from all areas in the respective scientific fields and aims at developing supra-regional models to help understand the driving forces of population movement. Thus, this cluster is essential for achieving the primary aims of the CRC
E1 | E3 | E6

Cluster F  

promotes methods such as dating and black carbon analysis, which play a key role in the framework of the CRC
F2 | F5 | F6

Cluster Z  

is devoted to organisational tasks, an Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) and data administration
Z1 | Z2 | Z3 | Z4




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