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Early dietary diversity in Africa

Excavation in Sudan

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.

Onomasts met at the Graduate School

Onomastic Symposium Kiel 2014

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).


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    To gain an understanding of human development, one needs to detail the interactions between mankind and both its physical and perceived environment. Graduate training and research already emphasizes interdisciplinary research involving both Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences on this topic at Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU). This is exemplified by numerous graduate projects in Natural Sciences that have been, and are, tackling archaeological problems, while, at the same time, cultural studies and archaeology provide important clues and directions for scientific analysis.