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Dates:
03.02 - 05.02.2016  
Venue:
Tarragona, Spain
Contact person:
Samantha Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:
https://medinesworkshop2016.wordpress.com/

This International Conference, titled Late Glacial to Early Holocene Socio-ecological responses to climatic instability within the Mediterranean Basin (MEDINES) 2016, aims to investigate human environmental interactions in the Mediterranean basin from the Late Upper Palaeolithic to the Neolithic (c. 17,000-6,000 cal BP).

The venue will be the University of Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, Spain.

This unstable scenario witnessed some of the most significant changes in human prehistory such as the vanishment of the Upper Palaeolithic cultural traditions, the disappearance of hunter-gatherer lifestyles and the spread of farming.

Conference details

The main focus of the MEDINES conference is to bring together international scholars across different disciplines to generate new knowledge on the effects of climatic instability on human resilience, within the Mediterranean basin, from the Late Upper Palaeolithic to the Neolithic period, and to strengthen scientific networks across different research institutions, prompting new perspectives and ideas for future research initiatives and institutional collaboration.

Specific research topics covered within this conference include the impact of sea level changes on coastal settlement areas, human responses to aridity and hydrological stress, and resilience of the first agricultural systems to climate instability.

The Mediterranean region provides a unique opportunity to investigate these issues because of its very rich biodiversity, long history of human environmental modifications, and its vulnerability to climatic change.

Abstracts

Calls are now open for the submission of abstracts. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should include author’s affiliation and e-mail address.

All abstracts should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadlines

Deadline for abstract submissions: 25 November 2016.
Conference registration closes: 5 January 2016.

To register, go to https://medinesworkshop2016.wordpress.com/

Further information

For more information, contact Javier Fernandez-Lopez de Pablo, Samantha Jones or Francesc Burjachs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to https://medinesworkshop2016.wordpress.com/