GM4.7Late Quaternary environments and societies: progress in geoarchaeology
Conceptual definitions of geoarchaeology date back to the 1960s and 1970s. They are countless though always related to interaction between humans and the physical environment. Case studies from geographical nuclei of human evolution and socio-technical advances, such as the circummediterranean, brought to light the timing and intensity of anthropogenic influence on natural sedimentary processes and ecosystems and established fundamentals of a young scientific discipline. Directly at the interface between science and the humanities, geoarchaeological research also aims at solving archaeological questions using techniques rooted in the earth sciences.
We invite case studies of man-environment interactions of any spatial scale and scientific background (geomorphology, archaeology, geophysics, prehistory, sedimentology, palaeontology, anthropology, geoecology, hydrology, geochemistry, etc.) as well as contributions of methodological advancements (e.g. in the fields of prediction modelling, airborne LIDAR, cosmogenic radionuclide dating, sedimentary proxies, etc.). Full papers of oral and poster presentations will be published in the international journal “Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie/Annals of Geomorphology” after peer-review.