CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Biweekly Colloquia: “From Practice to Transformation in Pre- and Protohistory”

Lectures by international invited experts from different disciplines presenting their research on specific topics: Mondays, 4:15 PM, on a biweekly basis. Organised by the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS & the CRC 1266.

Topic of the winter term 2020/2021 is “From Practice to Transformation in Pre- and Protohistory”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biweekly Colloquia cannot take place as usual and will be moved to virtual space. The Biweekly Colloquia will take place via the web conference system Zoom. Instructions on how to register and set up Zoom for CAU staff can be obtained from the CAU's computer centre website. External colleagues can participate in the Biweekly Colloquia with the free version of Zoom by using the access information sent to them.

The web conference versions of the Biweekly Colloquia will also take place as usual on Mondays from 4:15-5:45 PM. The presentations will be streamed live, followed by a discussion round of all participants.

Access authorization: If you wish to access the virtual Biweekly Colloquia, please contact office@roots.uni-kiel.de or office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de.

Poster Biweekly Colloquia winter term 2020/2021

Biweekly Colloquium: “Domestication in Action – On the Archaeology of Human- Reindeer Interaction”

Jan 25, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual meeting

Anna-Kaisa Salmi University of Oulu

Domestication in Action – On the Archaeology of Human-Reindeer Interaction

The domestication of animals has traditionally been understood in terms of human control over the animal’s lives and the subsequent morphological, genetic and population structure change. However, this approach is not sufficient for understanding the domestication of the reindeer, or in fact, the early domestication processes of many other animal species. The commonly used domestication markers, such as morphological, genetic and population structure changes are not likely to reflect domestication in the reindeer as clearly as in many other species because of the limited and varying human influence on the reindeer’s life cycle in past reindeer pastoralism.

This presentation explores alternative ways to identify and understand reindeer domestication. Specifically, I will explore possibilities for tracing human-reindeer interactions such as draught reindeer use and reindeer feeding in the archaeological record as markers of domestication. Understanding domestication in the context on human-animal interaction is in line with current definition of animal domestication as a wide range of mutualistic relationship between human and animals. Furthermore, it allows a range of new archaeological techniques to be used as domestication markers. This lecture will present some the first archaeological results on past reindeer feeding and draught reindeer use, and their implications for human-reindeer relationships.

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Making Sense of Scottish Neolithic Funerary Monuments and Practices”

Feb 08, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual meeting

Alison Sheridan National Museums Scotland

Making Sense of Scottish Neolithic Funerary Monumentsand Practices

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