The 143rd-1 RIHN seminar

You are warmly invited to the upcoming RIHN Seminar:

Date: April 28th, 2017 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Dr. Antony Brown (University of Southampton/Invited Scholar RIHN)
Title: Riverine and Wetland environments: From niche construction to nutritional archaeology
Language: English
Abstract: Wetlands and lake sediments are known to provide high-quality environmental proxy data on past environments and human activity, including data on lifeways and foodways. However, new molecular techniques such as sedaDNA and biomarkers are greatly extending this potential. Both are currently being used in a project on ancient lake settlement in Scotland and Ireland, Europe. One of the most useful concepts for many archaeological sites is niche construction theory and its use will be illustrated by an example from Magdalenian (17-12 Ka) riverine sites in southern France and Northern Spain. The human niche, can also be thought of in nutritional terms and this leads to an example from the European Palaeolithic and preliminary discussion of current work on Jomon and Yayoi nutritional archaeology.
Contact: KONDO Yasuhisa, RIHN Center E-mail

RIHN Seminar Series

1.Riverine and Wetland environments: From niche construction to nutritional archaeology

13 April, 2017 at RIHN Lecture Hall

2. The geomorphology of The Anthropocene and implications for sustainable river and slope systems

30 October, 2017 at RIHN Lecture Hall