GM6.3 Media

Documenting the diversity of human responses and adaptations to climate, landscapes, ecosystems, natural disasters and the changing natural resources availability in different regions of our planet, cross-disciplinary studies in Geoarchaeology provide valuable opportunities to learn from the past. Furthermore, human activity became a major player of global climatic and environmental change in the course of the late Quaternary, during the Anthropocene. Consequently, we must better understand the archaeological records and landscapes in context of human culture and the hydroclimate-environment nexus at different spatial and temporal scales. This session seeks related interdisciplinary papers and specific geoarchaeological case-studies that deploy various approaches and tools to address the reconstruction of former human-environmental interactions from the Palaeolithic period through the modern. Topics related to records of the Anthropocene from Earth and archaeological science perspectives are welcome. Furthermore, contributions may include (but are not limited to) insights about how people have coped with environmental disasters or abrupt changes in the past; defining sustainability thresholds for farming or resource exploitation; distinguishing the baseline natural and human contributions to environmental changes. Ultimately, we would like to understand how strategies of human resilience and innovation can inform our modern strategies for addressing the challenges of the emerging Anthropocene, a time frame dominated by human modulation of surface geomorphological processes and hydroclimate.

Co-organized as CL1.16/NH9.27
Convener: Andrea Zerboni | Co-conveners: André Kirchner, Kathleen Nicoll, Julia Meister, Hans von Suchodoletz
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room G2
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X2

Friday, 12 April 2019 | Room G2

Chairperson: Andrea Zerboni
08:30–08:45 |
| solicited
08:45–09:00 |
| Highlight
Egill Erlendsson, Scott Riddell, Friðþór Sófus Sigurmundsson, and Guðrún Gísladóttir
09:00–09:15 |
Filippo Brandolini, Mauro Cremaschi, and Manuela Pelfini
09:15–09:30 |
Encarni Montoya, Jordi Pedra-Méndez, Esther García-Falco, Fred W. Stauffer, Rommel Montúfar, Santiago Giralt, Miriam Gómez-Paccard, and Valentí Rull
09:30–09:45 |
Julian Trappe, Christian Büdel, Harald Rosmanitz, Christof Kneisel, and Roland Baumhauer
09:45–10:00 |
| Highlight
Rosa M. Carrasco, Javier Fernández-Lozano, Javier Pedraza, Jacinta García-Talegón, and Gabriel Gutiérrez-Alonso
10:00–10:15 |
Julie Durcan, David Thomas, Vikas Pawar, Appu Sharan, Sanjeev Gupta, Hector Orengo, Ravindra Singh, and Cameron Petrie