Workshop Loess and ArcheologyCopyright: J. Bösken
The Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Department of Geography of the RWTH Aachen University and the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the University of Cologne invite scientists from the fields of Paleolithic archeology, paleoclimatology and paleo modelling on 28th and 29th November 2019 to Aachen to participate in our International Workshop on Loess and Archeology. The Workshop is organized in the frame of the CRC806 “Our Way to Europe”-project (www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de) and will be held at the guesthouse ‘Königshügel’ (https://goo.gl/maps/BWtznekU5bxPV19Y7).
Numerous archeological sites are embedded in Eurasian loess sequences which calls for a combined investigation of archeological and paleogeographical findings. During the two-day workshop newest scientific results in the fields of archeology, geoarcheology, paleogeography and paleoclimatology are shared and discussed. We also strongly invite participants from the modelling community to strengthen collaborations between the various disciplines. This meeting follows up on a successful workshop about ‘Last glacial paleogeography and archeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern European loess belt’ held in 2012.
The registration is now open until the registration and abstract submission deadline on 30th September 2019. Abstracts must not exceed a word count of 300 words and can be send together with the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guesthouse ‘Königshügel’ was built in 1913 and 1914 as a villa for the manufacturing family Lammertz. Since its renovation in 2005, the historical building serves to accommodate guest and is used for workshops and exhibitions.
Abstract and registration deadline 30th September 2019
Arrival and icebreaker 27th November 2019
Workshop 28th -29th November 2019
Conference Dinner 28th November 2019
Visit of the famous Christmas market 29th November 2019
Departure 30th November
Workshop fee 80€
Conference dinner 30€
The workshop fee includes coffee, drinks and a simple lunch in the breaks.
There are numerous pensions, hotels and hostels throughout the city center. Please contact the registration office, if you need further assistance.
Aachen can be easily reached by train from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The closest train station ‘Aachen West’ is in walking distance to the workshop venue. Most international trains reach the city at Aachen main station (Aachen Hauptbahnhof), from where you can take trains and buses to ‘Aachen West’ or ‘Aachen Turmstraße’. For local buses check at the webpage of the AVV.
International flights can be taken to the airports of Cologne and Düsseldorf. From there you can use the German train network to Aachen.
Please contact the registration office, if you need any information.
If you have any questions please send an e-mail to Dr. Janina Bösken by using one of the following:
Deadline for registration: 30th September 2019!