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Way down South – Conference and excavation in Spain

This summer, Viviane Bolin travelled to Spain to attend a conference and to excavate in the frame of CRC 806 project C1. In September 2015, leading specialists in prehistoric rock and mobile art discussed this year’s topic ‘Symbols in the Landscape: Rock Art and its Context’ at the XIX International Rock Art Conference IFRAO in Cáceres/Extremadura. The variety of talks covered themes like footprints at art sites, reflections on function of art, art as a political instrument, new art site discoveries in Central Europe etc.

Afterwards, the PhD student continued to Andalusia to join the international team from University of Cologne and University of Cádiz. The plan for this 4-year campaign is the excavation of the two palaeolithic sites Sima de Las Palomas and Ardales Cave. The objective in Sima de Las Palomas is to reach Upper and Middle Palaeolithic occupation layers. With detailed documentation and new datings, we hope to contribute to the recent debate on the transition between both time periods in South Spain. In Ardales Cave, the objective is to document the very well preserved cave site stratigraphy and hopefully find a connection between archaeological layers and cave art.

 

 

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Excavation at Sima de Las Palomas.
Photo: Viviane Bolin
  C1 Bolin Fig 2 lhk 250pxExcavation at Ardales Cave.
Photo: Viviane Bolin

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Corings in the Zafarraya Polje (Andalucia, Souther...

Corings in the Zafarraya Polje (Andalucia, Southern Spain)

The Zafarraya Polje is an endorheic tectonic basin (about 20 km2) located in the external zone of the Betic Cordillera. The nature...

Lake Banyoles - First off-site archive for palaeoc...

Lake Banyoles - First off-site archive for palaeoclimatic reconstruction on the Iberian Peninsula

During our field campaign in October 2010 a sediment core was collected from Banyoles Lake, drilled by our colleague Ramon Julià f...

Lake Como - Palaeoenvironmental archive in the Wes...

Lake Como - Palaeoenvironmental archive in the Western Mediterranean

Investigations of a 65 m long sediment core from Lake Como (northern Italy) have recently been initiated in cooperation with Prof....

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...

Fieldwork in September 2012 – Sampling for lumines...

Fieldwork in September 2012 – Sampling for luminescence dating and micromorphology

In autumn 2012, colleagues from the geochronology lab (project F2) and members of the C1-team visited several rock shelter sites i...

Laguna de Fuente de Piedra – Sediment cores from a...

Laguna de Fuente de Piedra – Sediment cores from a perennial salt lake in southern Spain for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction

Fieldwork in Spain in March 2012 saw the drilling of more than 100 metres of sediment cores from small lakes and lagunas in southe...

Fieldworks in Abrigo del Molino (Segovia, Central...

Fieldworks in Abrigo del Molino (Segovia, Central Spain)

Abrigo del Molino is a new Mousterian site in Central Spain discovered in 2012 in the frame of the research project "Primeros Pobl...

Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition at Cuevas...

Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition at Cuevas de Los Casares?

The last week of September 2014, three members of the C1-Project flew to Madrid to support a Spanish team of archaeologists in Los...

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), we...

Way down South – Conference and excavation in Spai...

Way down South – Conference and excavation in Spain

This summer, Viviane Bolin travelled to Spain to attend a conference and to excavate in the frame of CRC 806 project C1. In Septem...

Trips to South and East Europe

Trips to South and East Europe

From November 24th to December 2nd in 2015, part of the C1-team carried out a second campaign in the Palaeolithic cave Ardales in...

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....

Mobility of hunter-gatherer groups at the Universi...

Mobility of hunter-gatherer groups at the University of the Basque Country. Vitoria 2016

The 21st of November, María de Andrés-Herrero, PhD candidate in the C1 project, was invited as guest-speaker to participate in the...

Prehistoric rock art and mobile art conference in...

Prehistoric rock art and mobile art conference in Santander

Last year, Viviane Bolin attended the fifth ASP Conference (Art des Sociétées Préhistoriques) at the University of Santander (Cant...

International Conference on the Solturean

International Conference on the Solturean

The Solutrean, a cultural phase of the Last Glacial Maximum in Europe, constitutes a focus of interdisciplinary research within se...

Presenting our science to the public: CRC 806 at t...

Presenting our science to the public: CRC 806 at the research day of the Neanderthal Museum

During this year’s „Day of Research“ (November 19th, 2017) in the Neanderthal Museum at Mettmann, scientists of the A- and C-Clust...

 

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