Integrated within the collaborative research centre 806 “Our way to Europe” this presentation focuses on the “eastern trajectory” of modern human migration to Europe. This route links the region with the earliest fossils of Homo sapiens sapiens (so far known) in the Middle East, Anatolia, the Balkans and the Northwestern Black Sea. The research emphasis of this project lies on the exact timing of the environmental conditions. To gain an understanding of past environmental conditions and variations, a combination of dating and sedimentology is applied. In particular the investigation of loess-palaeosol sequences will play a central role; luminescence dating will be applied to geoarchives in Hungary, Serbia and Romania. Optically stimulated luminescence dating will improve our understanding of temporal changes in past climatic conditions. First dating targets are loess-palaeosol sequences at Ságvár (Hungary, southeast of Lake Balaton), and Stalać (Serbia, south of Niš). The poster will present the project and will discuss potential profiles and investigation sites of this doctoral research study.
Bösken, J., Obreht, I., Zens, J., Zeeden, C., Klasen, N., Lehmkuhl, F. (2014): Analysis of Migration Processes due to Environmental Conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkan region, Luminescence Dating. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung des AK Geoarchäologie und der AG Paläopedologie in Aachen 2014, 29.-31.5. 2014, , Aachen, Germany.
|Authors||Bösken, Janina and Obreht, Igor and Zens, Joerg and Zeeden, Christian and Klasen, Nicole and Lehmkuhl, Frank|
|Title||Analysis of Migration Processes due to Environmental Conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkan region, Luminescence Dating|
|Organization||Gemeinsame Jahrestagung des AK Geoarchäologie und der AG Paläopedologie in Aachen 2014, 29.-31.5. 2014,|