Biweekly Colloquia

Biweekly Colloquia: “Human-Environmental Complexity in past Societies”

Lectures by international invited experts from different disciplines presenting their research on specific topics: Mondays, 4:15 PM, on a biweekly basis. Organised by the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS & the CRC 1266.

Topic of the summer term 2021 is “Human-Environmental Complexity in past Societies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biweekly Colloquia cannot take place as usual and will be moved to virtual space. The Biweekly Colloquia will take place via the web conference system Zoom. Instructions on how to register and set up Zoom for CAU staff can be obtained from the CAU's computer centre website. External colleagues can participate in the Biweekly Colloquia with the free version of Zoom by using the access information sent to them.

The web conference versions of the Biweekly Colloquia will also take place as usual on Mondays from 4:15-5:45 PM.
The presentations will be streamed live, followed by a discussion round of all participants.

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Access authorization: If you wish to access the virtual Biweekly Colloquia, please contact office@roots.uni-kiel.de or office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de.

Poster Biweekly Colloquia summer term 2021

Archäologisches Kolloquium: "Die Wewelsburg - Von Mythen und Legenden. Ein Ort des dark heritage"

May 17, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

"Archäologisches Kolloquium":

- presentation "Die Wewelsburg - Von Mythen und Legenden. Ein Ort des dark heritage" by Kirsten John-Strucke, M.A. from Büren

 

The lecture will take place online, further information will be provided at here on time.

Contact: email: sekretariat@ufg.uni-kiel.de; telephone: 0431/880-2334

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Pflanzennutzung im bronzezeitlichen Dobbin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Merle Oelbüttel + Erste Ergebnisse zur Landnutzung im Umfeld der Siedlung Dobbin anhand von near-site und off-site Untersuchungen/Ingo Feeser

May 20, 2021 from 02:15 PM to 03:45 PM

virtual meeting

Please contact Wiebke Kirleis wiebke.kirleis@ufg.uni-kiel.de to receive the access details.

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Biweekly Colloquium: The (Re)Shaping of Pompeii in the Early Imperial Period: New insights from the Porta Stabia neighbourhood (Steven Ellis)

May 31, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

virtual

CRC 1266/ROOTS Biweekly Colloquium: 

"The (Re)Shaping of Pompeii in the Early Imperial Period: New insights from the Porta Stabia neighbourhood" (Steven Hellis, University of Cincinnati)

EllisAbstract:

Much is already well known about the urban shape of Pompeii by the time of its destruction in 79 CE.  And though good inroads have been made into the various developments over time that brought it to this shape, still not all of these readings benefit from the sub-soil excavations of more recent years that have targeted the episodic growth spurts of the city.  This lecture draws on some recent excavations at Pompeii to show the extent to which some of the most pivotal changes to the city occurred in the early Imperial period.  These excavations, under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati and the American Academy in Rome, targeted two town blocks of the city, as well as several adjacent, civic structures (the fortification wall and gate, the streets, and the Quadriporticus); the excavations covered more than ten separate building plots (c. 4000m2) made up of shops, houses, and hospitality establishments. This ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of some of the latest excavations at Pompeii opens up an entirely new perspective on the city, with a special focus on the developments that reshaped the city - both socially and structurally - in the early Imperial period.

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact the CRC1266 at office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de or the ROOTS office at office@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Archäologisches Kolloquium: "Urban Elite Culture - A Survey and Methodological Study of Aristocracy and Civic Elites in Trading Towns of the Southwestern Baltic (12th-14th c.)"

Jun 07, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

"Archäologisches Kolloquium":

- presentation "Urban Elite Culture - A Survey and Methodological Study of Aristocracy and Civic Elites in Trading Towns of the Southwetsern Baltic (12th-14.th c.)" by Dr. Luisa Radohs from Münster

 

The lecture will take place online, further information will be provided at here on time.

Contact: email: sekretariat@ufg.uni-kiel.de; telephone 0431/880-2334

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Biweekly Colloquium: Motherhood and environment in Bronze Age Central Europe (Katharina Rebay-Salisbury)

Jun 14, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

virtual

CRC 1266/ROOTS Biweekly Colloquium: 

"Motherhood and environment in Bronze Age Central Europe" (Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Austrian Academy of Science)

Rebay-Salisbury
Burial of a 12-14 year-old girl from Franzhausen I, c. 2000 BC © Bundesdenkmalamt Wien

Abstract:

Motherhood includes a range of cultural choices and practices in addition to the biological framework of sexual reproduction, which are subject to research within the ERC-Starting Grant funded project ‘The value of mothers to society’. This presentation will present the latest findings from new analytical approaches such as tracing the stress of pregnancies and childbirth in female skeletons, applying organic residue analysis to understand what prehistoric baby bottles contained, and using peptide analysis in children’s dental enamel to determine their sex. In the spirit of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, this talk will aim to focus on how changing environments may influence strategies of mothering and childrearing.

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact the CRC1266 at office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de or the ROOTS office at office@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Archäologisches Kolloquium: "Process and Dynamics of the Transition to Farming in the Mediterranean (7000-5500 BC)"

Jun 21, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

"Archäologisches Kolloquium":

- presentation "Process and Dynamics of the Transition to Farming in the Mediterranean (7000-5500 BC)" by Thomas Leppard from Florida/Aarhus

 

The lecture will take place online, further information will be provided at here on time.

Contact: email: sekretariat@ufg.uni-kiel.de; telephone: 0431/880-2334

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Biweekly Colloquium: The chalcolithic >mega site< of Valencina de la Concepcíon (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector (Thomas Schuhmacher)

Jun 28, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual

CRC 1266/ROOTS Biweekly Colloquium: 

"The chalcolithic >mega site< of Valencina de la Concepcíon (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector" (Thomas Schuhmacher, DAI)

Schuhmacher

Abstract

The ›mega-site‹ of Valencina de la Concepción extends throughout the northeast limit of the Aljarafe Plateau, 6 km to the West of modern-day Seville in the South of Spain. It consists of a huge necropolis area with several monumental tombs and a settlement area which covers an area of about 200 hectares. In the margin of a project financed by the DFG the German Archaeological Institute investigates the Northern sector of this ›mega-site‹ by means of geophysical surveys, excavations and scientific studies. The geomagnetic survey of a surface of more than 19 ha. revealed a concentric system of at least five ditched enclosures and one smaller rectangular one, as well as a large amount of pits, semi-circular huts excavated in the ground, as well as possible hypogea.
For the first time we have also been able to sequence the infill of almost all chalcolithic ditches by means of manual drillings. During the excavations carried out in the municipal plot of Cerro de la Cabeza a dense sequence of chalcolithic pits, semi-excavated huts and workshops have been documented and first stratigraphic cuts through some of the ditches have been undertaken.
The chrono-typological definition of the ceramics, as well as a series of 14C dates obtained by AMS begin to reveal the sequence of the settlement. Beginning in the late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic (end of the 4th millennium BC) it experiments its peak occupation during the Middle Chalcolithic (first half of the 3rd millennium BC). During its transition to the Late Chalcolithic (mid 3rd millennium BC) there seems to be a reduction in the size of the settlement, seeming to become even more reduced during the Bell-Baker phase. At about 2200 BC the excavation of ditches as well as the settlement itself suddenly ends. We also present some evidence that seems to indicate a short and not very intense re-occupation of the Cerro de la Cabeza area during the later Early Bronze Age (beginning of the 2nd millennium BC).

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact the CRC1266 at office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de or the ROOTS office at office@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Did a (forest) steppe micro-environment create an ideal location for the Mesolithic burial site of Groß Fredenwalde (Brandenburg)? / Magda Wieckowska-Lüth

Jul 01, 2021 from 02:15 PM to 03:45 PM

virtual meeting

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Archäologisches Kolloquium: "What does a craft approach to Bronze Age metalworking look like, and what does it do?"

Jul 05, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

"Archäologisches Kolloquium":

- presentation "What does a craft approach to Bronze Age metalworking look like, and what does it do?" by Dr. Maikel H. G. Kuijpers from Leiden

 

The lecture will take place online, further information will be provided at here on time.

Contact: email: sekretariat@ufg.uni-kiel.de; telephone: 0431/880-2334

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