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Final Programme

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Ethnological Museum (New Venue!)


16:30   Registration (Foyer)

Opening session (Lecture Room)


Opening and welcome ceremony

18:30 John Bintliff Keynote: “The immense respiration of a social structure”: An integrated approach to the Landscape Archaeology of the Mediterranean Lands
19:00   Presentation of the LAC 2010 Proceedings
19:30   Welcome get together "Icebreaker"

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Seminaris Conference Center


8:00   Registration (Foyer)

Session: Human adaptation to landscape changes (Room A)


Renate Gerlach, Eileen Eckmeier

Keynote: Prehistoric landuse and its impact on soil formation since Early Neolithic - Examples from the Lower Rhine Area 
9:30 Henk Weerts, Andrea Otte, Bjørn Smit, Peter Vos, Dimitri Schiltmans, Wouter Waldus, Wil Borst Finding the needle in the haystack by using knowledge of Mesolithic human adaptation in a drowning delta
9:50 Marieka Brouwer Burg, Henk Weerts Hunter-Gatherers in dynamic landscapes: Modeling changing land use strategies in the central river valley of the Netherlands
10:10 Johanna A.A. Bos, F.S. Zuidhoff, K. van Kappel, D.A. Gerrets The reconstruction of a buried Maas river landscape near Lomm, (Limburg, The Netherlands) using a multi-disciplinary approach; human adaption to landscape changes
10:30   Coffee break
11:00 Markus Dotterweich Past soil erosion: Human impact and long term effects
11:20 Nico Roymans, Sjoerd Kluiving Soil degradation and shifting habitation patterns in the sand landscapes of the southern Netherlands
11:40 Christoph Walser, Karsten Lambers 10´000 years of climate change and settlement dynamics in the Silvretta Alps
12:00 Annelies Koopman, Sjoerd Kluiving, Simon Holdaway, Willeke Wendrich Palaeo-lake level oscillations and variation in Holocene human occupation: geoarchaeology in the Fayum Basin, Egypt
12:20   Lunch break
13:30   Poster presentation
14:30 Leon van Hoof, Ortwin Dally Staying home or staying with your cattle? Different reactions to environmental changes in the Late Bronze Age of the Lower Don area (Southern Russia)
14:50 A.V. Borisov, D.S. Korobov Prehistoric and early historic agrarian landscapes in the Kislovodsk Basin (Northern Caucasus, Russia)
15:10 Yijie Zhuang Neolithisation process in North China: Geoarchaeological investigation at two Early Neolithic sitesaa
15:30 Umberto Lombardo, Jan-Hendrik May, Heinz Veit Driving forces behind Pre-Columbian Human Occupation patterns in Bolivian Amazonia
15:50   Coffee break
16:30 Marinella Pasquinucci, Simonetta Menchelli Surveying the complexity: a global approach to Italian landscapes
16:50 Martin Seeliger, Melanie Bartz, Stefan Feuser, Maria Knipping, Felix Pirson, Helmut Brückner The harbour of Pergamum - coastal evolution of the Bay of Elaia (NW Turkey)
17:10 Judith Bunbury The geology and papyrology of Hermopolis and Antinoopolis
17:30 Joanne Rowland, Rebecca Phillipps Ancient landscapes modified by modern populations: methodological possibilities for assessing prehistoric land use along the desert edge of the Western Nile Delta
17:50 Sabrina Save, Loïc Buffat, Christopher Batchelor, Dorcas Vannieuwenhuyse, Michèle Bois, Benjamin Durand Fleeing from a little bit of water: a very “un-roman” response towards changing environmental constraints.  A case study from Monteux, southern France

Session: Ancient megastructures and their environment (Room B)

9:00 Nicole Alexanian, Dirk Blaschta Keynote: The Pyramid Complexes and the ancient landscape of Dahshur/Egypt
9:30 Angus Graham, Kristian D. Strutt  Reconstructing eternal landscapes in Thebes, Egypt
9:50 Michael Freikman The most famous megalith of the ancient Near East in context
10:10 Brian Beckers, Jonas Berking, Brigitta Schütt Ancient water harvesting and hydrological modeling: The elaborated floodwater harvesting system of Resafa in Syria
10:30   Coffee break
11:00 Marjolein Bouman, Kirsten van Kappel, Linda Verniers Location, location, location: the construction and preservation of Roman burial mounds in the Dutch river delta
11:20 Kenneth Brophy, Gordon Noble The rise and fall of the Strathearn megastructures: huge scale Neolithic monumentality in lowland Scotland, UK
11:40 John Gale Late Neolithic Henges as foci for evolving funerary landscapes: Knowlton Henge Complex and the barrow cemeteries of the Allen Valley, Dorset, UK – a case study
12:00 Stefania Merlo Wider than taller: an archaeological exploration of Tswana stone walled structures as megastructures in Southern Africa
12:20   Lunch break
13:30   Poster presentation

Session: Theoretical concepts in landscape archaeology (Room B)

13:30   Poster presentation
14:30 Jason Ur Keynote: Agency and emergence in the formation of ancient landscapes
15:00 Frank Förster, Ralph Großmann, Karina Iwe, Annegret Larsen, Uta Lungershausen, Chiara Matarese, Philipp Meurer, Oliver Nelle, Vincent Robin, Michael Teichmann What is "landscape"? Towards a common concept within an interdisciplinary research environment
15:20 Letty ten Harkel, Chris Gosden, Zena Kamash, Chris Green, John Pybus, Xin Xiong Understanding the relationship between landscape and identity: a case study from Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley, Cornwall, c. 2500BC - AD1086
15:40 Timo Bremer Theoretical concepts and the fieldwork reality – A large scale landscape archaeological project in the Rhenish Lignite Opencast Mining Region and its methodical program
16:30 Paul Lane Domesticating pastoralist landscapes: New paradigms for understanding past human-environment interactions in eastern Africa
16:50 Tibor-Tamás Daróczi Death, disposal and social memory - towards a definition of funerary landscapes
17:10 Nikos Kourampas Soils, sediments and landscapes of dwelling: Geoarchaeology and the symmetrical project
17:30 Oliver Nakoinz Models of centrality
19:00   Conference barbecue

Friday, June 8, 2012 - Seminaris Conference Center


8:00   Registration (Foyer)

Session: Landscape resilience to human impact (Room A)

9:00 Norm Catto, Gail Catto Keynote: Landscape response to human impact in coastal Newfoundland, Canada: 29,000 km of “untouched” coastline
9:30 Thomas Meier  The ideology of impact and resilience - a critical perspective
9:50 Manuel Bertrams, Jens Protze, Daniel Schyle, Nicole Klasen, Frank Lehmkuhl A preliminary model of Upper Pleistocene landscape evolution in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan) based on geoarchaeological investigations
10:10 Chadi Hatoum Ancient rural managements and their impact on the landscape in Southern Syria
10:30   Coffee break
11:00 Nico Willemse, Bert Groenewoudt Resilience in metastable landscapes? The non-linear response of Late Glacial aeolian landforms to prehistoric reclamation along Dutch river valleys
11:20 Maciej Karczewski Human impact on the landscape of Masurian Lakeland in the Roman Period (NE Poland)
11:40 Astrid Röpke, Rüdiger Krause Prehistoric land-use and fire management in the Montafon Valley (Northern Alps): an integrated palaeoenvironmental approach (Geoarchaeology, Palaeoecology, Archaeology)
12:00 Brigitte Andres Alpine summer farms - Upland animal husbandry and land use strategies in the Bernese Alps (Switzerland)
12:20   Lunch break
13:30   Poster presentation
14:30 Eileen Eckmeier, Renate Gerlach Characterization of archaeological soils and sediments using VIS-spectroscopy
14:50 Erhard Schulz, Harald Biester, Arno Bogenrieder, Eileen Eckmeier, Otto Ehrmann, Renate Gerlach, Mathias Hall, Christoph Hartkopf-Fröder, Ludger Herrmann, Birgit Kury, Manfred Rösch, Wolfram Schier How long will it take? Regeneration of vegetation and soil after clearing, burning and cultivation. The Forchtenberg-Experiment
15:10 Agnieszka Latocha Geomorphic evidence of past human activity. Examples from depopulated villages in the Sudetes Mountains, SW Poland
15:30 Astrid Stobbe,  A. J. Kalis Archaeobotanical investigations in the Transurals (Siberia) - the vegetation history
15:50   Coffee break
16:30 Ramon Julià, Josep M. Palet, Ana Ejarque, Hector A. Orengo, Yannick Miras, Arnau Garcia, Santiago Riera, Philippe Allée, Jane Reed, Javier Marco, Maria Àngels Marqués, Glòria Furdada, Jordi Muntaner Landscape systems and human land-use interactions in Mediterranean highlands and litoral plains during the Late Holocene: integrated analysis from the InterAmbAr Project (North-Eastern Catalonia)
16:50 Arnau Garcia, Marta Flórez, Meritxell Lladó, Itxaso Euba, Josep M. Palet, Santiago Giralt Human land use strategies in a Mediterranean mid-mountain landscape (Montseny Massif, Barcelona). Analysing human landscape impact through archaeological and geomorphological analysis
17:10 Michele Matteazzi Roman landscape archaeology in the low Padua plain (northeastern Italy)
17:30 Dirk Nowacki, Jürgen Wunderlich The Lower Danube Valley through the Holocene: environmental changes and their geoarchaeological implications

Session: Spatial information systems in landscape archaeology (Room B)

9:00 Kenneth L. Kvamme Keynote: Spatial information technologies and landscape archaeology: Past problems and future directions
9:30 Dennis Voeten, Ananda Buesink, Mirjam Mostert, Hans Willems, Chris Kalisvaart  Using spatial information systems to create archaeological prediction maps for municipalities in the Netherlands
9:50 Matthias Witt, Maik Evers, Markus Möller, Christian Dette Characterization and analysis of natural resource potentials for archaeological site location using the example of the Early Bronze Age in Central Germany
10:10 Jennie Bradbury, Daniel Lawrence, Robert Dunford Chronology, uncertainty and GIS: A methodology for characterising and understanding landscapes of the ancient Near East
10:30   Coffee break
11:00 Daniel Knitter, Max Bergner, Barbara Horejs Concepts of centrality and models of exchange in prehistoric Western Anatolia
11:20 Tevekkül Aliyev, Andrea Ricci, Barbara Helwing The Neolithic on the move. High resolution settlement dynamics and their impact on archaeological landscape studies in Southwest Azerbaijan
11:40 Mihai Florea, Catalin Lazar, Constantin Haita, Theodor Ignat, Carmen Bem Looking back to the past: landscape changes, archaeological survey and GIS in the prehistory of Mostiştea Valley, Romania
12:00   Lunch Break
13:30   Poster presentation
14:30 Sebastian Vogel, Michael Märker, Florian Seiler, Domenico Esposito Reconstructing the ancient cultural landscape around Pompeii before the eruption of Somma-Vesuvius in AD 79
14:50 Pierluigi Giroldini Between land and sea: a GIS based settlement analysis of the ancient coastal lagoon of Piombino (Tuscany, Italy)
15:10 Hector A. Orengo Agricultural landscape dynamics from the Iron Age to the Roman period at the Spanish eastern coast. The potential of GIS hydrological modelling in understanding changing patterns of land use
15:30   Coffee break
16:30 Philipp Hoelzmann, Björn Rauchfuß, Burkart Ullrich, Wiebke Bebermeier, Brigitta Schütt, Michael Meyer Coupling of geomorphological, geophysical, geochemical and archaeological spatial data for a study of the interface of the Latène and Przeworsk cultures in NE Germany
16:50 Melanie Takla, Alexandra Raab, Thomas Raab, Horst Rösler, Eberhard Bönisch GIS-based reconstruction of past land use and environmental change – the example of an early industrial charcoal production area (Lower Lusatia, Germany)
17:10 Mattia Raccidi Wagons on the move. The study of wagons through landscape archaeology
18:00   Farewell get together and poster award

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Excursion: Prehistorical and historical utilisation of the Teltow till plain and channel structure

8:30   Departure from Seminaris Conference Center
  Markolf Brumlich Iron smelting on the Teltow till plain
  Felix Biermann Early and high Medieval settlement structures and their development in the Notte Valley near Mittenwalde
16:00   Arrival at Seminaris Conference Center