Charlie Goodwin and Enid Guene are PhD students in Project E3 “Anthropological Models: A Reconstruction of the First African Frontier” of the CRC 806 at the Institutes of Cultural and Social Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Cologne. Continue reading
Ine Léonard and Hannah Parrow-Souchon are PhD students in Project B1 “The Eastern Trajectory: Last Glacial Paleogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula” of the CRC 806 at the Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Cologne.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, including linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, and others.
Arne Kappenberg is a PhD student at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation – Division Soil Science – at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn since July 2013.
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.