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Back(bone) to the Future
Wann : 02.12.2021 - 03.12.2021
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Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Climate Change and Climate Crisis

The Human Bioarchaeology Unit of the Division of Natural Sciences of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is organising a free online conference about long-term perspectives on climate change and climate crisis, from the point of view of those who saw it happening in the past, and of those that see it happening today.

This online event intends to promote a global perspective on how local changes in climatic conditions affected human adaptive strategies, and were triggered by them.

A key place in the debate will be occupied by bioarchaeological sciences, and particularly by those focused on human osteoarchaeology. Yet, multidisciplinary contributions will play a crucial role in outlining wider narratives and bridging past and present of climatic changes.

Climate has shaped our life and it has been shaped by it. Globally as well as locally.


Thursday, 2nd December 2021 (14:00 CET – 19:00 CET)

14:00 CET Opening Session and Keynote Lecture by Gwen Robbins Schug
15:00 CET Session 1 and roundtable
17:00 CET Session 2 and roundtable

Friday, 3rd December 2021 (14:00 CET – 19:00 CET)

14:00 CET Keynote Lecture by Choongwon Jeong
14:30 CET Session 3 and roundtable
16:30 CET Session 4 and roundtable
18:30 CET Keynote Lecture by Ryan Harrod and Closing Session

Join our meeting, let’s talk together about what bioarchaeological assemblages can teach us on today’s climate crisis.

For more information, the call for papers and registration please check:

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Julia Gresky
Referat für Naturwissenschaften an der Zentrale
Im Dol 2-6
14195 Berlin
+49 30 187711-339

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  • Referat Naturwissenschaften an der Zentrale