A research team coordinated by Welmoed Out and the environmental archaeologist Marco Madella from Barcelona has found out that humans in Africa already exploited domestic cereals 7,000 years ago and thus several centuries earlier than previously known. The research results have been published in PLoS ONE.
Graduate School student Kathrin Marterior organized the onomastic symposium “Multilingual Language Landscapes? The Problem of the Slavic-German Mixed Toponyms” at Kiel University in mid-October. Participant Karlheinz Hengst (Leipzig) has written a detailed report (in German).