The scientific challenge of integrating cave and open-air archives was the subject of the International Science Meeting “Inside – Outside” held from 6th to 9th of April 2016 (organized by the projects A1, B1 and C1). The Collaborative Research Centre 806 “Our Way to Europe” welcomed about 90 scientists from 10 countries at the University of Cologne. A main objective was to bring experts from different fields of research (i.e. geology, geography, and archaeology) into dialogue on this topic. The workshop yielded fruitful discussions and a lively scientific exchange between the different disciplines.

After a welcoming reception on the first evening, the workshop continued with two days of intensive scientific exchange with 25 short talks, numerous poster presentations and discussions about the current state of knowledge. The meeting ended with a guided excursion to the lignite opencast mine at Garzweiler (ca. 45 km northwest of Cologne), to the terraces of the River Rhine and to the exhibition of the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn.

 

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Photo: Hannah Parow-Souchon
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Intense days of lectures, discussions and scientific exchange.
Photo: Hannah Parow-Souchon

 

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