GSHDL Kiel Open Workshop 2017 -

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Title GSHDL Kiel Open Workshop 2017 -
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Description Riverbanks and Seashores: The Baltic Sea basin and adjacent areas in the Early and Mid-Holocene. The session deals with changes in areas around the Baltic Sea during the Early and Mid-Holocene. Because of the underlying climatic changes and thus environmental changes, the area was also the scene for various cultural developments during the period under investigation. Due to the melting of the glaciers at the end of the last Ice-Age, isostatic and eustatic movements caused continual changes to the Baltic Sea basin. But, changes in water level affected not only the Early and Mid-Holocene coast lines, the whole Baltic Sea drainage including large lakes, rivers and water sheds in the hinterland were also dramatically impacted by climate variability and consequent ecological changes. Thus, this had to affect prehistoric people as well by reducing or enlarging their territories. In order to evaluate the consequences of changes in the water networks on the environment, resources, and human behaviour, and to reconstruct human responses to these changes, this session pursues an interdisciplinary approach connecting environmental and archaeological research. We call for papers from various disciplines such as climatology, geology, palynology, zoology, and archaeology, to contribute to the understanding of the aforementioned processes. The discussion of the current chronological framework of coastline changes, water network displacements, lake level developments, and land upheaval/subsidence will enable us to synchronize palaeo-geographical and palaeo-cultural changes. This will serve as a basis for discussions of limitations and enhancements of cultural entities during the Early and Mid-Holocene.

2017 Mar 202017 Mar 24

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  • Archaeology
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2017 Mar 202017 Mar 24

GSHDL Kiel Open Workshop 2017 - : Session 15: Riverbanks and Seashores: The Baltic Sea basin and adjacent areas in the Early and Mid-Holocene

Duration2017 Mar 202017 Mar 24
Location of eventUni Kiel
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Groß, D., Zander, A., Adam Boethius, Dreibrodt, S., Grøn, O., Anton Hansson, Jessen, C., Koivisto, S., Lars Larsson, Lübke, H. & Björn Nilsson, 2018 Apr 1, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 185, p. 27-40 14 p.

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