Tuesday, 24 March 2020 (Bärensaal, Altes Stadthaus (Bear Hall, Old City Hall))

17:15
Registration

18:00
Opening
Dr. Christoph Rauhut (Director of the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin),
Dr. Andreas Görgen (Director of the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication of the Federal Foreign Office)


18:20
Introduction
Professor Friederike Fless (President of the German Archaeological Institute)

18:40
Keynote: Professor Anders Levermann (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
- Climate Change - a problem now and for generations to come


19:15
Panel discussion
Thomas Erndl MdB, Dr. Martin Falser (TU Munich), Dr. Barbara Hendricks MdB, Professor Anders Levermann (PIK), Claudia Roth MdB, Moderator: Professor Friederike Fless


20:15

Reception

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (ESMT)

09:00

Registration


09:30 – 09:45

Conference opening
Professor Friederike Fless (President of the German Archaeological Institute)


09:45 – 11:15

Session 1: Climate Archaeology -  Climate archives, Models and Reconstruction

 

Dr. Raphael Neukomm (University Bern) - Global climate variability over the last 2000 years - causes and characteristics of climatic periods

Professor Pavel Tarasov (Free University Berlin) and Dr. Karl-Uwe Heußner (German Archaeological Institute) - Archaeology and palaeoenvironments: Proxy archives and climate reconstructions

Professor Hans-Rudolf Bork (Kiel University - ROOTS Cluster of Excellence) - Extreme weather events in Central Europe and their impact on landscape and society

Professor Ingmar Unkel (Kiel University - ROOTS Cluster of Excellence) - Archaeohydrology: Water availability in ancient times

Dr. Birgit Plessen (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geo Sciences) - Climate change and human impact recorded in lake sediments


11:15 - 11.45

Coffee break


11:45 – 12:45

Session 2: Impact of Climate Change on Early Cultures - Case Studies
Chair: Professor Eszter Bánffy
(German Archaeological Institute)

Professor Detlef Gronenborn (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum) - Social Cohesion Cycles and Climate Anomalies – Case Studies from the Temperate European Neolithic 

Dr. Bernhard Weninger (University of Cologne) - Climate-related societal collapse in the Levant, followed
by rapid coastal Neolithisation of Europe and North Africa

Dr. Michèle Dinies , Dr. Jörg Linstädter (German Archaeological Institute), Dr. Philipp Hoelzmann (Free University Berlin) - ‘De-Greening’ of the central Sahara: Holocene environmental dynamics in the Tibesti Mountains and the Ounianga Basin, Chad


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 - 15.30

Session 3: Impact of Climate Change on Early Cultures - Case Studies
Chair: Dr Philipp
von Rummel (German Archaeological Institute)

Professor Mayke Wagner (German Archaeological Institute) - Changing Nature - Evolving Societies in East Asia

Dr. Bertil Mächtle (Heidelberg University) - Climate and cultures in motion - spatial patterns from ancient Peru (Results from the BMBF joint-projects "Nasca" ans Andean Transect"

Dr. Andrea Kay (Max Planck Institute) - Human-environment interactions in Holocene Western Africa: Environmental change as a population constraint

Dr. Lee Clare (German Archaeological Institute) - Climate change and Neolithisation in Anatolia


15:30 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:30

Session 4: Water Management and Desertification
Chair:

Professor Brigitta Schütt - (Free University Berlin) - Traditional Water Management for coping future challenges

Dr. Arnulf Hausleiter (German Archaeological Institute) - Water in the desert: Oasis cultivation, irrigation and social complexity in NW Arabia

Professor Michael Rohde (Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg ) -  n.n.

Dr. Bernd Müller-Neuhof (German Archaeological Institute) - Innovative strategies to tackle climatic challenges in prehistory: runoff harvesting systems at Early Bronze Age Jawa (NE-Jordan)


17:30 18:00

Coffee break


18:00

Evening Lecture
Introduction: Professor Friederike Fless (President of the German Archaeological Institute)

Main Lecture: Professor Johannes Vogel (General Director of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin)

Reception

 

Thursday, 26 March 2020 (ESMT)

 09:30 – 10:30

Session 5: Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage | Coastal Risk and Flooding

Lena Reimann (Christian-Albrechts-Unviersity Kiel) -  Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage at risk from coastal flooding and erosion due to sea-level rise

Dr. Mairi Davies (Historic Environment Scotland) - A collaborative approach to addressing coastal erosion and flooding on cultural heritage sites in Scotland

Jimena Ramirez, Professor Burkhard Vogt (German Archaeological Institute) - The Impact of Climate Change on the cultural heritage of Easter Island


10:30-11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 12:30

Session 6: Impact of Climate Change on cultural Heritage | Warming
Chair: Professor Svend Hansen
(German Archaeological Institute)

Professor Henny Piezonka (Kiel University ROOTS Cluster of Excellence) - The archaeological heritage of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Siberia - Reflections on the impact of climate changes

Dr. Vladimir Pitulko (Institute of the History of the Material Culture RAS, Sankt Petersburg) -

Dr. Martin Callanan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim ) -  n.n.

Professor Anna Jensen (University of Alaska ) - As Arctic Alaska Warms: Thawing permafrost, vanishing sea ice and eroding ground


12:00-13.00

Conclusion and Final remarks

The working language of the conference will be English.