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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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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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Two networks – one goal

First Joint Annual General Meeting of the DFG Priority Programme Entangled Africa and the TANA Network The DFG Priority Programme (SPP) 2143: Entangled Africa and the TransArea Network Africa (TANA) have set themselves the task of illuminating Africa’s history and integrating it into the knowledge network of the old world. TANA is a network...

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SPP Networking Meeting “Natural Sciences”, November 18-19, 2019

SPP Networking Meeting “Natural Sciences”, November 18-19, 2019 Within the SPP, several projects explore past climate and ecosystem changes, land-use patterns and subsistence strategies as well as landscape transformations. The projects tap different archives and proxies, such as anthracology (charcoal analysis), pollen analysis, wood cell structures (on tree rings), geochemistry (on lake sediments), remote...

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