The Second Plenary Meeting and Field Trip of IGCP 521 “Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor during the last 30 ky: sea level change and human adaptation”, August 20-28, 2006, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (Odessa, Ukraine).
Conference will provide a cross-disciplinary international forum for academics, professionals and young scientists to correlate their discoveries on influence of climatically/tectonically induced sea level changes and coastline migration on humanity. It will be arranged in five dimensions: anthropological, ethnological, archaeological, geological and mathematical.
Main topics to be discussed:
Rival scenarios of the Black Sea development
Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate of the “Corridor”
Controversy of the influence of sea level change on human migration, settlements and interaction of Late Paleolithic groups
Controversy of the influence of the Black Sea Late Pleistocene-Holocene sea level change on early farming communities and crisis of early agriculture
Influence of the Black Sea Late Pleistocene-Holocene sea level change and coastline migration on Greek colonies
Archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology of the “Corridor”.
Black Sea-Mediterranean quantitative and computational archaeology
Ecological anthropology with an interdisciplinary focus on human interactions with the environment in the “Corridor”.
The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate, and Human Settlement
Active tectonics and sea level changes in respect to human adaptation in the “Corridor”.
Re-colonization of the Black Sea by Mediterranean organisms and biodiversity.
Radiomentric dating and geochemical proxies.
GIS-added mathematical modelling.
Conference will include 4 days of plenary sessions and 3 days of field trips 3 field trips:
1/ ancient polices of Tyra and Nikoniy, medieval fortress of Belgorod; Dnister estuary and Dnister interspersion, sediments of Late Pleistocene and Holocene times,
2/ ancient police of Olbia Dnipro-Bug and Berezan` estuary accumulative wave terraces corresponding to the Kalamitian and Dzemetinain transgressional stages,
3/ ancient settlement of Koshary (Odessos), Berezan island, accumulative wave terraces corresponding to the Kalamitian and Dzemetinain transgressional stages (0.5-0.1 m above present sea level, 3.9-4.5 ky BP).
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