CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Joana Seguin

Joana Seguin

Analysis of the Paleo-climatic Development of Southern Greece during the Bronze Age-Iron Age Transition

Olshausenstraße 75, R.124
Telefon: +49 431 880-5233 

Subproject E1: Transformations in early Greek societies and landscapes



PhD project

 “Analysis of the palaeoclimatic development of Southern Greece during the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition”

Within my PhD project, I will focus on sedimentological archives and palaeoenvironmental proxies to reconstruct climatic changes around the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) during the last 5000 years with a particular focus on the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition (1200 – 800 BC).

Predominantly, I will use sediment cores from selected natural lakes around the Gulf as palaeoclimatic archives. The methodological focus of my research is on semi-quantitative XRF measurements that have a high temporal resolution and thus hold considerable potential to be compared with archaeological data from the region. The main objectives are to detect hydro-climatic changes and quantify them in magnitude, timing, and/or spatial distribution and variability within the study area. Additionally, insights on land cover and land-use changes should be generated.

In collaboration with the other subproject partners and other CRC members, the results will be linked with archaeological data and contribute to a larger, coherent picture of the human-environment interaction in the respective period and region.   

CRC Interlinking Group

Human-Environmental Interaction

Research interests

Palaeoclimatological & Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction, Human-environment interaction, Mountain Geomorphology & Glacial morphology


Master degree (M.Sc.) in (physical) Geography, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Bachelor degree (BA) in Geography and French, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2012 - 2013
Erasmus student at Université Joseph-Fourier Grenoble, France

Work experience

Laboratory work for the master thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Internship at Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin, in the unit for international climate and environmental policy

Internship at SGD Süd, Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße, in various hydrological projects

Student assistant and tutor for geomorphology and soil science at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

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