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Researching pixels and pollen

Climate models from baobab trees (figure © T. Razafimanantsoa) Researching pixels and pollen Africa is an adaptable continent that has always been subject to strong climatic and economic changes – and still is today. From an archaeological perspective, Africa is a hotspot for research into environmental and human history. Estelle Razanatsoa is from Madagascar....

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The young scientists of the SPP “Entangled Africa”

The young scientists of the SPP “Entangled Africa” above: Archaeological research in home office © Photo: Tim Karberg. They are entrusted with routine work or are working on their academic degrees; you can find them in laboratories, on excavations and in the library: the young scientists of the SPP “Entangled Africa” are an essential...

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Entangled Africa and climate change in the past

Aerial view of Lake Yoa in Chad. Photo © George Steinmetz. Entangled Africa and climate change in the past Global climate change has been a central topic of worldwide politics and public opinion in recent years. The “Fridays for Future” movement brings the younger generation onto the streets to underline the issue. The current...

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One (two) suitcase(s) with charcoal in Berlin

Picture 1: A suitcase on a journey. Photo © A. Höhn (Project 5). One (two) suitcase(s) with charcoal in Berlin “I still have a suitcase in Berlin That’s why I have to go there again next time The bliss of times past Are all still in my little suitcase I still have a suitcase...

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Wavy Line and Herringbone

Wavy Line and Herringbone On 14.07.2020, the ceramic specialists from the priority programme “Entangled Africa” once again met virtually to compile ideas and contributions for the “decoration-catalogue” discussed in previous meetings. Ceramic processing must be flexible, able to adapt to the conditions of excavation and object. At the same time, the records of those...

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SPP “Entangled Africa” and iDAI.world – A digital connection of time and space

SPP “Entangled Africa” and iDAI.world – A digital connection of time and space Where have the same or similar types of tools, vessels and technologies been discovered? To which cultural phases can they be assigned, and were the phases contemporaneous with each other? Which sites belong to a cultural group? How were the inhabitants...

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Pottery – The Devil is in the Detail

After a successful meeting at the beginning of the month, the ceramic specialists of the “SPP Entangled Africa” met again online on 23.06.2020 for an exciting dialogue. Object of the discourse was the range of various forms of decoration and techniques that have been listed in the individual ceramic assortments of the projects. The...

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Entangled Africa – networked in virtual space!

During the last months, the archaeological sector has shown itself to be at its most flexible.The effects of the Corona pandemic are still visible. Travelling abroad continues to be risky, so there is currently no reliable planning of field campaigns, but there is a great willingness to adapt to the circumstances. Positive developments are...

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