Collaborative Research Centre 806: „Our way to europe“

Zusammenfassung

At the RWTH Aachen the focus will be to understand and reconstruct past environmental conditions and landscapes. To gain an understanding of past environmental conditions and changes, a combination of dating and sedimentology is used.

Project B1
The „Eastern Trajectory“: Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula

Project B1 investigates a possible “Eastern Trajectory” of modern human migrations into Europe. This route bridges the region with the earliest fossils of Homo sapiens sapiens so far known in the Near East over Anatolia, the Balkans and the Northwestern Pontic Sea. The main focus lies on the elucidation of both the archaeology and the environmental/ecological conditions of last glacial population dynamics, particularly migrations, by means of archaeological surveys and excavations, accompanied by small to medium scale geoscientific reconstructions of landscapes. In the first phase of the CRC (2009-2013), investigations concentrated on Southern Jordan, Romania, and Southern Ukraine. In the second phase (2013-2017) the focus will be in the Balkan Region.

Wissenschaftliche Leitung

Ansprechpartner (RWTH Aachen University)

 

Project D1
Analysis of Migration Processes due to Environmental Conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Rhine-Meuse Area

The investigation of the Rhineland as the geographic sink of migration movements by modern Homo sapiens will provide new insights on the relationship between environmental change and human behaviour. As part of the investigation, the existing data will be gathered and extended by new data form archaeological and geomorphological fieldwork. Relative and absolute dating methods will allow building up the chronological frame within the time slices under investigation. The results generated within project D1 concerning subsistence strategies, technological adaptations and land use patterns due to environmental conditions will be inserted into large-scale models of population dynamics and mobility.

Wissenschaftliche Leitung

Ansprechpartner (RWTH Aachen University)

Laufzeit

bis 2017 (zweite Projektphase)

Förderung

DFG

Weiterführende Links

 
 

Foto 1: Panoramaaufnahme des südlichen Wadi Sabras/Jordanien. In den roten sandigen Sedimenten markiert der Pfeil den archäologischen jungpaläolithischen Fundplatz (Feldkampagne 09-2009).

 
 

Foto 2: Freilegung einer bis zu 13 m mächtigen Lösswand mit paläolithischer Grabung am Prallhang des Dnjestr/Ukraine (Feldkampagne 08-2009).

Publikationen zu diesem Projekt

  • Zeeden, C., L. Krauss, H. Kels & F. Lehmkuhl (2016): Digital image analysis of outcropping sediments: Comparison to photospectrometric data from Quaternary loess deposits at Şanoviţa (Romania) and Achenheim (France). - Quaternary International in press .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Obreht, I., C. Zeeden, P. Schulte, U. Hambach, E. Eckmeier, A. Timar-Gabor & F. Lehmkuhl (2015): Aeolian dynamics at the Orlovat loess–paleosol sequence, northern Serbia, based on detailed textural and geochemical evidence. - Aeolian Research 18, 69–81 .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Zeeden, C., U. Hambach & M. Händel (2015): Loess magnetic fabric of the Krems-Wachtberg archaeological site. - Quaternary International 372, 188–194 .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Obreht, I., B. Buggle, N. Catto, S.B. Markovic, S. Bösel, D.A.G. Vandenberghe, U. Hambach, Z. Svircev, F. Lehmkuhl, B. Basarin, M.B. Gavrilov & G. Jovic (2014): The Late Pleistocene Belotinac section (Southern Serbia) at the southern limit of the European loess belt: Environmental and climate reconstruction using grain size and stable C and N isotopes. - Quaternary International 334-335, 10-19 .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Löhrer, R., M. Bertrams, E. Eckmeier, J. Protze. & F. Lehmkuhl (2013): Mapping the distribution of weathered Pleistocene wadi deposits in Southern Jordan using ASTER, SPOT-5 data and laboratory spectroscopic analysis. - Catena 107: 57-70 .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Bertrams, M., J. Protze, D. Schyle, E. Eckmeier, M. Kehl, N. Klasen & F. Lehmkuhl (2012): Upper Pleistocene sediments in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan) as archives of environmental change in the context of Modern Human passage through the Middle East. - Jahrestreffen AK Geoarchäologie 2012 – Leipzig.
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Bertrams, M., Protze, J., Löhrer, R., Schyle, D., Richter, J., Hilgers, A., Klasen, N., Schmidt, C. & F. Lehmkuhl (2012): Multiple environmental change at the time of the Modern Human passage through the Middle East – First results from geoarchaeological investigations on Upper Pleistocene sediments in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan). - Quaternary International 274, 55-72 .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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  • Bertrams, M., Protze, J., Schyle, D., Klasen, N. & F. Lehmkuhl (2012): A preliminary model of Upper Pleistocene landscape evolution in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan) based on geoarchaeological investigations. - Landscape Archaeology Conference 2012 – Berlin.
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
  • Protze, J., dos Santos Mendes, M., Eckmeier, E. & R. Gerlach (2012): Evaluierung sedimentologischer und geochemischer Verfahren in der Geoarchäologie – Praxisbeispiele aus der Rheinischen Bodendenkmalpflege. - Jahrestagung des AK Geoarchäologie und AG Paläopedologie (17. Mai 2012 bis 20. Mai 2012) .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
  • Klasen, N., Schmidt, C., Hilgers, A., Bertrams, M., Schyle, D., Lehmkuhl, F., Richter, J. & U. Radtke (2011): Optical dating of sediments in Wadi Sabra (SW Jordan). - 13th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating 2011 - Torun (Poland), Book of Abstracts. .
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
  • Lehmkuhl, F., J. Protze, M. Bertrams, R. Löhrer, D. Schyle, A. Hilgers & J. Richter (2011): Geoarchaeological investigations into the chronostratigraphy of Late Pleistocene human occupation in the Wadi Sabra (South Central Jordan). - INQUA2011-1796 Bern.
    Zugehöriges Projekt: Our Way to Europe (SFB 806)
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