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.
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.