We would like to invite you to submit a paper to our session: A diachronic perspective of human behavioural adaptations to interglacial lakeshore environments during the European Pleistocene to early Holocene.
During the course of human evolution, we have successfully adapted to various environments. Changing climates and landscapes often required new behavioural strategies for survival. In our session we consider human behavioural adaptations to European interglacial environments. Such sites offer favourable conditions for the preservation of archaeological remains and high-resolution ecological archives. Frequently, these records have been recovered near to freshwater sources (lakes, springs, rivers etc.), which provided attractive, well-known locations for the procurement and butchering of animals, lithic provisioning and occasionally more permanent visits.
In this comparative session, we intend to explore the complex relationship between environmental influence and patterns of behaviour using equivalent case studies and high resolution archives from European Middle Pleistocene through to early Holocene contexts. The ultimate goal is to evaluate how survival strategies in similar environmental situations evolved throughout the course of our history.
More details about our session can be found in www.burgos2014uispp.com. Here you will also find useful information about how to register for the meeting and the sessions. We envisage presentations of 20 minutes (15 minutes lecture/5 minutes questions/discussion). Posters are also welcome.
Hoping to see you in Burgos,
Greetings from the Monrepos team
(Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Alejandro García, Jarod M. Hutson, Lutz Kindler, Geoff M. Smith, Elaine Turner and Aritza Villaluenga)