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Neandertals or Early Modern Humans? A revised 14C chronology and geoarchaeological study of the Szeletian sequence in Szeleta Cave (Kom. Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén) in Hungary

Szeleta Cave near Miskolc (Hungary) is the eponymous site for the Szeletian technological group thought to reflect the last occurrence of Neanderthals in Central Europe. Because the Szeletian lithic industry contains both Middle Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic elements, it is usually regarded as a “transitional” industry. As such, the development of a precise age model for the Szeletian would add substantial information to a period of population replacements in Europe. This concerns the timing of...
Keywords: GQT1
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Mikromorphologische Untersuchung des spätpaläolithischen Fundplatzes Blazi Cave (Albanien) SFB806 doi

Im Verlauf dieser Arbeit werden auf eine geographische und archäologische Einordnung folgend, die zur Analyse angewandten Methoden und die daraus resultierenden Erkenntnisse dargestellt und diskutiert. Um die Ergebnisse, die unter anderem paläoklimatische Aspekte bereithalten chronologisch einzuordnen und einen Kontext mit der Paläoumwelt herzustellen werden die heutigen Klimabedingungen und mögliche Ausprägungen der Paläoumwelt des Untersuchungsgebietes vorgestellt (Kapitel 4) und mit verschiedenen...
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Poster 2017 - Mesolithic pits in Germany

Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Mesolithic Research Group of Germany in Wuppertal, 10th-12th March 2017
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Gravettian Hunter-Gatherer Mobility in the Basque Region, V 1.2

Das Gravettien als eine prähistorische europäische Kultur des Jungpaläolithikums wird für den Nordosten Spaniens für einen relativ langen Zeitraum verortet - etwa 30.000 und 22.000 BP. Trotz der vielversprechenden Forschungsarbeiten der letzten Jahre, die sich mit dieser historischen Phase beschäftigt haben und unser Wissen hier deutlich erweitert haben, bleibt die Datenlage höchst fragmentiert. Dabei stellt uns die menschliche Besiedlung der Region für diesen Zeitrahmen stellvertretend für ganz Europa vor...

Scales in Geoarchaeology beyond “a site”: The advance of a (Archaeo-)geomorphological perspective

The poster present an enlarged approach of scales for geoarchaeology-archaeogeomorphology, based on different sizes of relief forms, as (semi-) quantitative differentiation of various scales. With this classification, small-scale features related to “on-site” investigations can be integrated to the existing considerations of scale in geoarchaeology, but are expanded by characteristics of the landscape beyond the influence of a site. We apply this concept to the Eastern Desert of Egypt, as it is a key...
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Millenial scale climate oscillations recorded in the Lower Danube loess over the last glacial period doi

In this study we provide a correlative age model for last glacial loess at the Rasova-Valea cu Pietre site in the Lower Danube region, based on the correlation of palaeoenvironmental proxies to independently dated palaeoclimate archives, luminescence dating and independent age control provided by the geochemically confirmed presence of the Campanian Ignimbrite (CI) tephra. The CI tephra, originating in the Phlegrean fields of southern Italy, has been dated elsewhere by 40Ar/39Ar to 39–40 ka BP, and is...
Keywords: GQT2
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The Late Palaeolithic and Early Mesolithic in (north)eastern Germany - article

The late Palaeolithic and early Mesolithic in (north) eastern Germany provides good insights into cultural aspects of hunter-gatherer-communities due to the amount and density of key-sites. Representing different geographical zones like coast, lowlands, or middle range mountains, the areas inhabited by Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene hunter-gatherers show a distinct variety within their ecological constraints. Likewise other regions in Europe, these shifted in the area under investigation as a...
Keywords: LRQ01 LRQ13 LRQ15 LRQ17 LRQ2
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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....
Keywords: GQT2
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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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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...
Keywords: GQT2
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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...
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