Workshop Loess and Archeology

  Workshop on loess and archeaology in Aachen, 2019 Urheberrecht: © 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 ( and will be held at the guesthouse ‘Königshügel’ (

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 .



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


Registration fees

Workshop fee                   80€

Conference dinner           30€

The workshop fee includes coffee, drinks and a simple lunch in the breaks.


DEUQUA conference scholarships available!

We are happy to announce that scholarships for early career scientists are available at the German Quaternary Association. Please read further information at their webpage

and contact DEUQUA board member Eileen Eckmeier ( for further questions.



There are numerous pensions, hotels and hostels throughout the city center. Please contact the registration office, if you need further assistance.


Getting there

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.


Registration office

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!

For the registration, please use the Workshop pdf and send it to: