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PaleoMaps: GIS based Palaeoenvironmental data collection for the Last Interglacial (125ka) of Egypt SFB806 doi Spatial PaleoMaps

The growing number of paleoenvironmental data, GIS-based analyses and modelling allows us to produce PaleoMaps for a given area. However, the „translation“ of paleoenvironmental information in maps is even more complex, than producing maps as an illustration of the present. The CRC 806 “Our Way to Europe” provides the background to study the culture-environment interaction and human mobility in the Late Quaternary. Northeastern Africa during the Last Interglacial is thereby an important region and timespan....
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Out of Africa: Geoarchaeological research in the Eastern Desert of Egypt

It is generally agreed upon that modern man came from Africa to Eurasia sometime in the last 100,000 years; academics do not, however, always agree on the routes that were taken. This question is the focus of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 (CRC 806; “Our Way to Europe: Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary” based at the universities of Cologne, Bonn and Aachen. Within the framework of this large-scale project (funded by the...
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Geodata set of 'Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data' doi

The provided geodata contain the digitized areas covered by loess and loess-like sediments in Hungary (after Balogh et al. 1956) and the respective coverage in the border region of northwest Romania which has been derived from geoscientific maps and data: soil type and texture after Florea et al. (1971), land cover data after CLC 2006 published by EEA (2012) and geomorphometric data based on the DEM SRTM 1 Arc-Second Global provided by USGS (2015)). Therefrom, digitized and reclassified soil types after the...

Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data doi

Geo- and palaeoecological studies in the Carpathian Basin require a detailed knowledge of the distribution of aeolian sediments. Existing maps are not detailed enough and erroneous as a result of the basic input data and scale used. Here we present a map showing the detailed distribution of loess sediments in the Carpathian Basin at the border of Hungary and Romania using a Geographic Information System and the vectorized, statistically analysed geological map of Hungary (scale 1:300,000) and the Romanian...
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The early upper paleolithic of the Banat and recent research at the paleolithic site of Tincova


Long thin blade production and Late Gravettian hunter-gatherer mobility in Eastern Central Europe doi

The regular and systematic production of long blades (>120 mm) that maintain a thickness (<10 mm) of regular blades (<120 mm) is a particular phenomenon of the Upper Palaeolithic (40–10 ka BP) archaeological record of Eastern Central Europe. However, the mechanical underpinnings of manufacturing these long blades are still not fully understood. This paper presents experimental research that used heavy (∼800 g) and light (∼570 g) antler percussors to test the effect of percussor weight on the manufacture of...
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Z2: Data Management and Data Services (Poster Begutachtung 2013)

According to the DFG proposal guideline 60.06, it is expected that a CRC/TRR has a project section focusing on sustainable data storage and management. The Z2 project facilitates the research within the CRC806 by providing data management infrastructure and services. The data management infrastructure implementation is the CRC806-Database (, which is online since summer 2012. Z2 consults and provides GIS- and remote sensing analyses and the acquisition and preparation of...
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CRC806-Database: Implementation of a data management for an interdisciplinary research project

For the data management of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 „Our way to Europe“ (CRC806), funded by the German Research Agency (DFG), at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and Aachen, the here presented CRC806-Database is in development. Within the 21 sub-projects of the CRC806 about 30 Post-Docs, 60 Ph.D. candidates and more than 100 graduates from the archaeological-, geo- and cultural- sciences working together and producing diverse data, to answer the questions of how modern humans (homo...

Tracing the Influence of Mediterranean Climate on Southeast Europe during the past 350,000 years doi

Loess-palaeosol sequences are valuable archives of past environmental changes. Although regional palaeoclimatic trends and conditions in Southeastern Europe have been inferred from loess sequences, large scale forcing mechanisms responsible for their formation have yet to be determined. Southeastern Europe is a climatically sensitive region, existing under the strong influence of both Mediterranean and continental climates. Establishment of the spatial and temporal evolution and interaction of these...
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Three climatic cycles recorded in a loess-paleosol sequence at Semlac (Romania) – implications for dust accumulation in south-eastern Europe doi Spatial

Recent investigations of the Semlac loess section in the south-eastern Carpathian Basin, which is situated at an undercut slope position on the right bank of the Mureş River in its lower reaches (Banat region, western Romanian), are presented and discussed. Dating back to marine isotope stage (MIS) 10, the more than 10 m thick loess sequence includes four fossil soil-complexes developed in homogenous and relatively fine silty loess. Because of the good preservation of the sediment, Semlac is regarded as a...
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Multi-Proxy-Dataset of the Loess-Paleosol-Sequence Frankenbach, Germany SFB806 doi Spatial

The data-set contains grain-size composition, geochemical, color, and magnetic susceptibility data of the loess-paleosol-sequence Frankenbach (Germany). Further, it contains descriptions of the thin sections taken in Frankenbach.
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Multi-Proxy-Dataset of the Loess-Paleosol-Sequence Talheim, Germany SFB806 doi

The data-set contains grain-size composition, gechemical, color, and magnetic susceptibility data of the loess-paleosol-sequence Talheim (Germany). Further, it contains describtions of the thin sections taken in Talheim.
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