News from the Department of Archaeology

Date: May 9-10, 2019Room: Villa V14Host: Department of Archaeology

DA Workshop: New Frontiers in Anthropocene Archaeology

Date: May 9-10, 2019
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeology [more]
Date & Time: May 3, 2019, 13:30Speaker: Prof. Fiona Marshall, Washington University in St. LouisRoom: Villa V14Host: Department of Archaeology

Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Fiona Marshall: "Ancient herders enriched and restructured African grasslands"

Date & Time: May 3, 2019, 13:30
Speaker: Prof. Fiona Marshall, Washington University in St. Louis
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeology [more]
The award, given annually to recognize the highest level of academic excellence among doctoral students, honors the late Tom L. Popejoy, former President of the University of New Mexico.

William Taylor awarded Popejoy Dissertation Prize by University of New Mexico

The award, given annually to recognize the highest level of academic excellence among doctoral students, honors the late Tom L. Popejoy, former President of the University of New Mexico. [more]
Date: May 2-3, 2019Room: Villa V14Host: Department of Archaeology

DA Workshop: Food Security in Flux: Archaeological Methods for Economic Sustainability

Date: May 2-3, 2019
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeology [more]
New study shows that tropical trees act as a living record of past human activity in the Amazon.

Human history through tree rings: Trees in Amazonia reveal pre-colonial human disturbance

New study shows that tropical trees act as a living record of past human activity in the Amazon. [more]
Many thanks to all of the participants of the 2019 International Application of Archaeological Science Workshop for making this such a successful event! Watch the video at the link for a review of this year's training program. We look forward to next year!

Thank you to the 2019 International Application of Archaeological Science Workshop participants!

Many thanks to all of the participants of the 2019 International Application of Archaeological Science Workshop for making this such a successful event! Watch the video at the link for a review of this year's training program. We look forward to next year! [more]
Dr. Patrick Roberts and Prof. Michael Petraglia of the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History feature in this month’s issue of GEO for their work on Homo sapiens’ adaptations and migration routes out of Africa.

Department of Archaeology featured in Germany’s prestigious GEO Magazine

Dr. Patrick Roberts and Prof. Michael Petraglia of the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History feature in this month’s issue of GEO for their work on Homo sapiens’ adaptations and migration routes out of Africa. [more]
PS&H (formerly ByzRes), the Department of Archaeology and Princeton University co-host annual Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI) 2019 Colloquium, which aims to bring together for the first time interdisciplinary projects on climate and environmental change that work on two different “human pasts”: history and prehistory.

Resilience, environmental change and society - Perspectives from History and Prehistory

PS&H (formerly ByzRes), the Department of Archaeology and Princeton University co-host annual Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI) 2019 Colloquium, which aims to bring together for the first time interdisciplinary projects on climate and environmental change that work on two different “human pasts”: history and prehistory. [more]
Researchers from four world-renowned institutions meet at the ancient city of Cahokia to discuss the factors that led to the Anthropocene.

Workshop: Anthropocene. Archaeology of the Present

Researchers from four world-renowned institutions meet at the ancient city of Cahokia to discuss the factors that led to the Anthropocene. [more]
Refined techniques for laser imaging of shell growth rings are tapping into previously hidden data of marine climate change. By examining human and ecological responses to those changes, researchers can learn more about what to expect from climate change in the future.

Vast record of past climate fluctuations now available thanks to laser imaging of shells

Refined techniques for laser imaging of shell growth rings are tapping into previously hidden data of marine climate change. By examining human and ecological responses to those changes, researchers can learn more about what to expect from climate change in the future. [more]
New study provides direct evidence for the hunting of tree-dwelling monkeys and other small mammals by Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago in the rainforest of Sri Lanka.

The Monkey Hunters: Humans colonize South Asian rainforest by hunting primates

New study provides direct evidence for the hunting of tree-dwelling monkeys and other small mammals by Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago in the rainforest of Sri Lanka. [more]
Date & Time: 27 February 2019, 3pmSpeaker: Sabine ReinholdRoom: Villa V14Host: Department of Archeology

Distinguished Lecture by Sabine Reinhold: "Bridging Eurasia and the Near East - Recent developments in the archaeology of the Caucasus"

Date & Time: 27 February 2019, 3pm
Speaker: Sabine Reinhold
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archeology [more]
Participants from around the world will attend to learn about the latest cutting-edge techniques in archaeological science.Date: 20-31 March 2019Host: Department of Archaeology

International Applications of Archaeological Sciences 2019

Participants from around the world will attend to learn about the latest cutting-edge techniques in archaeological science.
Date: 20-31 March 2019
Host: Department of Archaeology

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The joint project, which includes MPI-SHH researchers William Taylor and Nils Vanwezer, explores Mongolia’s earliest prehistory, from the Paleolithic through the first pastoral peoples of the Bronze Age.

"Mongolian-American Joint Northern Mongolian Archaeology Project" wins Research Project of the Year at the Mongolian Archaeology Conference 2018

The joint project, which includes MPI-SHH researchers William Taylor and Nils Vanwezer, explores Mongolia’s earliest prehistory, from the Paleolithic through the first pastoral peoples of the Bronze Age. [more]
In a new video from Latest Thinking, Michael Petraglia describes his research, which includes the use of satellite imagery to identify ancient rivers and lakes in present-day desert regions, and demonstrates that modern humans emerged from Africa much earlier than previously thought.

"What New Insights Can Archeology Provide Into Homo sapiens’ Emergence from Africa?"

In a new video from Latest Thinking, Michael Petraglia describes his research, which includes the use of satellite imagery to identify ancient rivers and lakes in present-day desert regions, and demonstrates that modern humans emerged from Africa much earlier than previously thought. [more]
Date: 18-20 February 2019Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, BerlinOrganized by the Department of Archaeology

DA Workshop: Global Markers of the Anthropocene

Date: 18-20 February 2019
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Organized by the Department of Archaeology

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For a long time the tropical forest has been assumed to represent an environment inhospitable to humans. In a new video by Latest Thinking Patrick Roberts explains why he challenges this view.

What Can We Learn from Studying Homo sapiens’ First Moves into Tropical Forests?

For a long time the tropical forest has been assumed to represent an environment inhospitable to humans. In a new video by Latest Thinking Patrick Roberts explains why he challenges this view. [more]
More than 150 new dates provide the first robust chronology for Denisova Cave, the only site in the world known to have been occupied by both Neanderthals, Denisovans, and later by modern humans.

New studies reveal deep history of Denisovans and Neanderthals in southern Siberia

More than 150 new dates provide the first robust chronology for Denisova Cave, the only site in the world known to have been occupied by both Neanderthals, Denisovans, and later by modern humans. [more]
Date & Time: February 6, 2019, 16:00Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati-PapatheodorouRoom: Villa V14Host: Department of Archaeology

Distinguished Lecture by Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou: "Neanderthals and early modern humans: New results from the lab and field"

Date & Time: February 6, 2019, 16:00
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeology [more]
New review compares the regional adaptations of humans and those of other hominin species to add support to the argument that our species is ecologically unique.

Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene

New review compares the regional adaptations of humans and those of other hominin species to add support to the argument that our species is ecologically unique. [more]
The Honorary Professorships were awarded in the School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia, with which the Department of Archaeology already enjoys close collaborative relationships.

Professorships at The University of Queensland Awarded to Nicole Boivin and Michael Petraglia

The Honorary Professorships were awarded in the School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia, with which the Department of Archaeology already enjoys close collaborative relationships. [more]
This new text is the first to bring together evidence for the nature of human interactions with tropical forests on a global scale, from the emergence of hominins in the tropical forests of Africa to modern conservation issues.

New book "Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity" reveals long-term human use and habitation of critically endangered habitats

This new text is the first to bring together evidence for the nature of human interactions with tropical forests on a global scale, from the emergence of hominins in the tropical forests of Africa to modern conservation issues. [more]
 
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