Mapping Ancient Africa: Schedule of events
INQUA congress Rome 2023
There will be a Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) session at the INQUA Rome congress in 2023. The session is entitled “Mapping Ancient Africa: Climate, Vegetation & Humans” this session is supported by the Palaeoclimate (PALCOM) and Human and Biosphere (HABCOM) commissions of INQUA. The session is being organised by the MAA team. For further details on the session click here. The session is open to people already linked with the MAA project and anyone who is interested to contribute and get involved. We aim to propose a special issue of Quaternary International based around (but not limited to) the papers that will be presented during the session.
Check out the INQUA Rome web pages (click here) for fully details, but key dates are:
- Deadline for submission of abstracts – closed
- Deadline for early bird registration – 20 February 2023
- Deadline for registration – 20 March 2023
A series of online seminars associated with the Mapping Ancient Africa project commenced in 2021. The purpose of these seminars is to promote and stimulate discussion among participants, talks will be delivered via Zoom and are open to all. To obtain the Zoom link please contact one of the organisers. Talks are recorded and can be accessed via the Ecology of the Past YouTube channel.
Talks will be around 20 minutes followed by a discussion.
- 7 February 2023 (17:00-18:00 CET) – Cecile Blanchet (Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam) “Studying ancient rivers to inform our future”; chaired by Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr.
- 16 March 2023 (17:00-18:00 CET) – Justin Pargeter (New York University), Tyler Faith (University of Utah) and Brian Stewart (University of Michigan) “The potentials and pitfalls of linking climate and cultural change, with a focus on the archaeological record”; chaired by Lynne Quick.
- 13 April 2023 – Emma Mbua (National Museums of Kenya) “Newly discovered fossil sites in Kenya and their implications in human evolution discussions”; chaired by Rahab Kinyanjui.