Northeastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy

(NAQS) An International Focus Group

 

Invitation for the first meeting

 

‘Looking on the Holocene climatic markers (8.2, 5.9, 4.2 ka BP and others) and tracing their impact on past cultures and civilizations in the Nile Basin and beyond’

Poznań (Poland), May 30-31th, 2017

 

We invite you cordially to the first meeting of the International Focus Group on North-Eastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy on May 31, 2017. This workshop will accompany the annual meeting of 5th conference on Polish research of the prehistory of north-east Africa. New discoveries and ideas, held on May 30, 2017. There will be discussed results of the newest researches, conducted by Polish archaeological missions on Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene sites in the valleys of the Nile and Atbara in Sudan and on the Western Desert of Egypt.

 

The International Focus Group on North African Quaternary Stratigraphy (NAQS) operates under the umbrella of Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (SACCOM) of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). The main goal of NAQS is a discussion and proposal of the consistent Late Pleistocene and Holocene climatostratigraphic division for the area of Northeastern Africa. NAQS will also organize international conferences, conferences and field workshops focusing on issues connected with late Quaternary climatostratigraphy of the Northeastern Africa region reflected in lake, paleolakes (playa) sediments and wide range of geoarchaeological data with special attention devoted to Egypt and Sudan.

 

The INQUA-NAQS meeting ‘will be held at the Institute of Archeology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań (Rubież 46 street). We invite all who are interested in this subject to participate in the meeting and togive a short presentation (15 minutes) of your paleoclimatic, paleoenvironmental and geoarcheological research in Egypt, Sudan and adjoining areas. After scientific session, a discussion on a climatostratigraphic subdivision of Late Pleistocene and Holocene in Northeastern Africa is planned. All necessary information on meeting will be published soon on the official web page of NAQS (www.geoarcheologia.uksw.edu.pl).

 

Please, fill the attached registration form and send it by e-mail together with your abstract (maximum 1 page) to Leszek Marks (leszek.marks@uw.edu.pl) or Fabian Welc (f.welc@uksw.edu.pl) before May 1, 2017. Participation in the conference is free and accommodation is on the cost of participants.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. We hope to meet you in Poznań

 

Leszek Marks and Fabian Welc

 

NAQS - Northeastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy is an international focus group active in the framework of INQUA Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (INQUA-SACCOM). One of the main goals of the NAQS is scientific discussion concerning development of a uniform and formal Late Pleistocene and Holocene climatostratigraphic division for the area of Northeastern Africa. Read more »

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