Session: #243

Theme & Session Format

Global change and archaeology
Session format:
Regular session

Title & Content

Times of Change: Late Neolithic Lifestyle and Population Dynamics in Central Europe
Despite the large amount of interdisciplinary projects on the Neolithic to Bronze Age transition involving bioarchaeological research, it seems difficult to reconstruct the processed that lead to major cultural and demographic changes in Central Europe in the 3rd millennium BCE. With continuous improvements of analytical methods, the amount of data is constantly growing and by combining results from different disciplines, a more comprehensive synthesis can be acquired.
Our session aims to bring together specialist from different disciplines working on Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age material to increase our understanding of the transformative processes that shaped this period. We want to provide a platform for discussions to obtain a bigger picture and state-of-the-art knowledge about lifestyle and population dynamics of the Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age in Central Europe.
We welcome contributors who work on Late Neolithic material from Central Europe and focus on one or more of the following aspects with regard to osteological remains, isotope analysis, aDNA, population dynamics, radiocarbon dating, land use, paleopathology, palaeobotany, zooarchaeology, grave goods, case studies, and new bioarchaeology methods.
Neolithic Bronze Age transition, Osteological remains, aDNA, Isotope analysis, Radiocarbon dating, Bioarchaeological methods
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Main organiser:
Inga Siebke (Switzerland) 1
Johannes Krause (Germany) 2
Sandra Lösch (Switzerland) 1
Noah Steuri (Switzerland) 3
1. Department of Physical Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
2. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
3. Department of Prehistory, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland