8th Martin-Schwarzbach Colloquium


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.

Prof. M. Stein, Prof. T. Litt, Prof. F. Lehmkuhl, Prof. J. Richter

Speakers: Prof. M. Stein, Prof. T. Litt, Prof. F. Lehmkuhl, Prof. J. Richter

This year we are especially pleased that Moti Stein from the Geological Survey of Israel, Thomas Litt from Bonn University, Frank Lehmkuhl from RWTH Aachen University and Jürgen Richter from Cologne University have accepted our invitation to Cologne.

We would like to extend a very cordial invitation to this exciting meeting!


15:00 – 15:15          Words of welcome

15:15 – 16:15          Moti Stein:

“Aridity cycles in the Levant and Dead Sea dry-down during the last interglacial period”

(45′ presentation, 15′ discussion)

16:15 – 16:30          Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30          Thomas Litt, Frank Lehmkuhl & Jürgen Richter:

“The Middle East at the time of Modern Man’s passage: a report from CRC 806 ‘Our way to Europe’ ”

(45′ presentation, 15′ discussion)

17:30                        Farewell drinks

If you are interested in attending, please reserve a seat using our online booking system or send an email to the IRTG Office till April 10, 2014.

Event & Booking Information:

Date, Time: 25/04/2014, 15:00 h – 18:00 h

Location: Geo-/Bio-Hörsaal, Zülpicher Str. 49a, Cologne

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