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Entangled Research – Entangled Africa: Report on the annual meeting 2021

At the SPP annual meeting held on Jan. 10, 2022, participants were able to enjoy the research results to date, along with exciting new findings....

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Colloquium at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne

Copyright University of Cologne Colloquium at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the University of Cologne The Department of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Cologne invites you to its colloquium on Thursdays at 6 p.m. (CEST/after 31 Oct. CET) again this winter semester. Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Wotzka (SPP-Project Archaeology and Palaeoecology of the...

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Report on SAfA Session “Entangled Africa”

On August 24, 2021, the time had finally come: During the 25th conference of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, the virtual session "Entangled Africa: Interactions, relations and networks within Africa" organized by Alexa Höhn and Friederike Jesse took place. There was a lively discussion and exchange about prehistoric depictions of herdsmen up to the...

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‘Entangled Africa’ Research Symposium at virtual SAfA 2021

On Aug. 24, 2021, the 'Entangled Africa' research symposium "Interactions, relations and networks within Africa" will be held as part of SAfA 2021. From prehistoric pastoral representations in the Sahara to the 19th century copper trade, a wide range of topics will be discussed....

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Natural Sciences and archaeology: Collaborative research for ‘Entangled Africa’

Entangled Africa' encompasses both the connectivity of people and the connectivity with and of ecosystems, plants, and landscapes. In the second meeting of the methodological working group "Natural Sciences", the course was set for collaborative research and data management across project boundaries....

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

Charcoal is a common find on archaeological sites. But the full range of information it contains is very often insufficiently used. Pieces of charcoal not only reveal their age (based on radiocarbon dating) but also which tree or group of tree species they once belonged to. This enables the reconstruction of vegetation types, landscapes...

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Wavy Line and Herringbone

Ceramic processing must be flexible, able to adapt to the conditions of excavation and object. At the same time, the records of those working on this find genre from different regions should be comparable. Done to speed up and standardize the ceramic recording on site, the elaboration of the catalogue was successfully completed. ...

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