Maria and Jasmijn are PhD students in Projects C1 and C3 of the CRC 806 at the University of Cologne. Jasmijn and María started their PhD projects on the 1st of January 2014. They will reconstruct the climatological variability and its influence on the human settlement on the Iberian Peninsula during MIS 3-1.
To western researchers, the structure of the grasslands ecosystem on the Northwestern Plains of North America is determined primarily by climate as modified locally by topography, drainage, and sediments. The seasonal availability of the different grasses determines the migratory behaviour of bison which, in turn, influences the movement of human populations. Bison ecology and behaviour also determine the patterns of human aggregation and dispersal. Long-term climatic fluctuations, as measured by effective moisture and temperature, influence the net primary productivity of the short grass plains and, by extension, the size of the bison population.
Igor Obreht is a PhD candidate in Project B1 The „Eastern Trajectory”: Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula of the CRC 806 of the University of Cologne. He studied Geography and Geoecology at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and in his presentation he will introduce his research approach and research area.
Lake sediments have been found to carry a natural record of many environmental and geological processes which have occurred on time scales of hundreds and thousand years. They are ideal recorders of high-resolution paleo-environmental changes, because of high sedimentary rates and weak physical disturbance.
Instructor: Dr. Andreas Bolten (Project Z2)
Every geographical dataset is a combination of location and attribute data. However, the location can be understood as one individual attribute of a dataset. Different data formats or data models are available to optimize data storage and/or analyze speed.
Archaeological research has developed numerous approaches to trace past human behaviour and its ability to adapt to different or changing environmental and social conditions. Although differences and changes are generally perceived on very broad temporal and spatial scales in prehistory, methods applied to archaeological remains frequently operate on local, momentary scales.
The Centre for Quaternary Science and Geoarchaeology (QSGA) is pleased to announce its eighth annual colloquium in honour of Martin Schwarzbach. This year, our meeting focuses on the influence of climate change in the Middle East over the time of Modern Man’s way out of Africa.