CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

F1: Climate Constraints of Western Mediterranean Socio-environmental Transformation and Potential Implications for Central Europe



The aim of project F1 is to disentangle complex socio-environmental processes of transformations in a supra-regional and super-cultural view, and plans to assess the role of abrupt climate change and socio-environmental crises in shaping archaeological transformations exemplarily starting with the 4.2 ka BP event in the western Mediterranean region by a) geological analyses of marine climate archives to reconstruct hydroclimatic changes, i.e. precipitation (¿D of plant wax n-alkanes), seasonal SST (Uk37´, planktonic foraminifera/¿¿18O) and hydrography as quantifiable climate proxies and b) the exploration of archaeological materials that relate to the 4.2 event in the western Mediterranean through compilation and analyses of archaeological and palaeo-ecological data.


Research activities 2020-2024



Dr. phil. Jutta Kneisel

Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Leibnizstraße 3, R. 135 / Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R. 143
Phone: +49 431 880-5925/3372
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498/7300

Subprojects D3 and F1

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