During the Aurignacian (35,000 – 30,000 BP) Homo sapiens arrived for the first time in the Rhineland and recolonized the region after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in the Magdalenian (20,000 – 14,000 BP).
The D1 Project is part of the "Collaborative Research Centre 806 (CRC 806) – Our Way To Europe – Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary“ (see Fig.1) and focuses on reconstructing environmental conditions during the last glacial cycle (40,000 - 14,000 BP) in connection with archaeological research on migration processes of Homo sapiens in Western and Central Europe. For that purpose loess-paleosol sequences serve as investigation objects in this PhD Project, as they are important terrestrial geoarchives of paleoclimatic and paleoentvironmental conditions during the Quaternary. One of the questions in this project is the origin of the loess material.
Krauß, L., Zens, J., Buhs, B., Schulte, P., Zeeden, C., Eckmeier, E., Lehmkuhl, F. (2014): Analysis of migration processes due to environmental conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Rheine-Meuse-area, sedimentology and geochemistry – provenience analysis of loess-paleosol sequences. AKG, 29-31.5.2014, Aachen, Germany
|Authors||Krauß, L. and Zens, J. and Buhs, B. and Schulte, P. and Zeeden, C. and Eckmeier, E. and Lehmkuhl, F.|
|Title||Analysis of migration processes due to environmental conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Rheine-Meuse-area, sedimentology and geochemistry – provenience analysis of loess-paleosol sequences|
|Organization||AKG, 29-31.5.2014, Aachen, Germany|