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International Workshop Drowned paleo-landscapes

September 19-20, 2019 in Delmenhorst, Germany

Drowned paleo-landscapes. Current Archaeological and Natural Scientific research in the Wadden Sea and the North Sea basin

International Conference at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, (Sept. 19-20), organized by the Lower Saxony Institute of Historical Coastal Research, Senckenberg am Meer and the Council for the Promotion of Research in the North Sea Coastal Region, Wilhelmshaven

Topic of the conference:
Traces of massive landscape changes in the Wadden Sea and North Sea basin due to the rising sea-level are often hidden under sediments but can give surprising insights into sealevel rise and former landscape appearances. Many research activities in the Wadden Sea and the North Sea basin aim to reconstruct palaeo-landscapes and their use by humans.

Examples are the interdisciplinary research projects “Norderhever” in the North-Frisian Wadden Sea, “Settlement- and Cultural History of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea Region”, „Buitendijks erfgoed oostelijke Waddenzee“ and “Wadden Sea Archive (WASA)”. The results of these research efforts are not only relevant for fundamental research but also can give new incentives for offices of monument and nature protection.

The aim of the conference is to present the results of current research activities from the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Denmark as well as the North Sea basin in total, to discuss future research perspectives. It should form the base for multidisciplinary and preferably cross-national project initiatives and applications.

Submission of contributions to these central topics in the form of oral and poster presentations is possible until June 24, 2019.

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