CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Cluster B: “Complex Foragers”

Cluster Chronology
The projects of the B-cluster analyse transformation processes of specialized forager societies. These will be studied in particular in connection with the settlement history of Northern Germany over a period of about 10,000 years (15,000-5,000 BCE). An important point of discussion in these projects will be the interrelationship between behavioural changes of the hunter-gatherer groups studied and fluctuations of varying intensity in climate and changes in the environment during this period.

Cluster B is divided in two sub-projects (B1, B2). Providing research about transformation in Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene populations, it is part of research focus 2, “Transformations of socio-economic formations”.

B1: Pioneers of the North: Transitions and Transformations in Northern Europe Evidenced by High-Resolution Data Sets

B2: Transitions of Specialized Foragers

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