Category: Reports

Scientific Methods in Archaeology

Over the last two weeks I have been giving my lectures at the VU Amsterdam “Scientific Methods in Archaeology” bachelor program. In my lectures we think about how to detect past environmental change with particular reference to tracking past human activities. As part of…

Environments Through Time paper presentations

The 2018 edition of the University of Amsterdam masters course “Environments Through Time” is now up and running. The course sits at the interface between ecology, physical geography and archaeology and seeks to provide students with a better understanding of how long-term (>100’s years)…

Palynologendagen 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in this years Palynologendagen (Palynology days) organised by the Palynologische Kring (Dutch Society for Palynology) Location: Van Waddenplaat to the Drents Plateau Date: 11-12 October 2018 For full program…

AFQUA 2018 – day 6

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 6 The final day of talks at AFQUA 2018 took a more applied approach in the first session “Applying the Quaternary: The role of…

AFQUA 2018 – day 5

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 5 The fifth day of the AFQUA conference started with the second session on “Archaeological Landscapes”. Talks included: (i) a tribute to the work…

AFQUA 2018 – day 4

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 4 Yesterday (day 3) was excursion day of the AFQUA conference (photos to follow). Day 4 of the meeting was back in the National…

AFQUA 2018 – day 2

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 2 The second day of the AFQUA conference commenced with the second session on “East Africa” and Prof. Tom Johnson asking the question “Should…

AFQUA 2018 – day 1

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya My first AFQUA conference really began the day before the conference proper started in the Kenyan immigration queue where I met a number of fellow…

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2018 – day 2

Yesterday was the second, and final, day of the Netherlands Annunal Ecology Meeting (NAEM) for 2018. Having stayed up rather later than I would normally for a Tuesday night, due to the  the gezellig atmosphere, the scrambled eggs and coffee were very welcome for breakfast….

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting – bingo

This year at the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting participants have been challenged to draw a pictire about a talk that they see as part of the science bingo event #NAEMbingo #NAEM2018

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2018 – day 1

Today the Dutch ecological community has convened at the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NEAM) in the forest near Lunteren. The meeting was kicked off by plenary lectures by Trisha Atwood and Han Olff who talked to the theme of “Ecosystem functioning in a changing…

Amazonian coring isn’t boring

By Seringe Huisman (MSc Biological Sciences, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam) Hello all! You might have been wondering if I died in the middle of Amazonian nowhere, since I haven’t come back to writing a blog after we left for fieldwork in July….