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Laboratory for Past Disaster Science - phase 1

Project: Research

  • Riede, Felix (Project manager)
  • Dev, Satya (Participant)
  • Oppenheimer, Clive (Collaborator)
  • Grattan, John (Collaborator)
  • Nordvig, Mathias (Participant)
  • Torfing, Lisbeth H. (Participant)
  • Hoffmann, Thomas (Participant)
  • Dietrich, Jan (Participant)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Aberystwyth University
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Description

Volcanic eruptions and prehistoric culture change. Cross-cultural context for the Laacher See-eruption and its impact on Late Glacial foragers in southern Scandinavia.
This projects aims to clarify the extent to which the Laacher See volcanic eruption (10,966 BC) impacted on the culture-history of contemporaneous Late Glacial hunter-gatherer populations in South Scandinavia. By investigating local changes in the archaeological record in relation to this eruption, and by matching these local patterns to global trends seen in the responses of traditional societies to similar events, a more robust interpretative context will be provided to better understand this as well as other cases where such societies were affected by volcanic eruptions.
This project is funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (11-106336)..
AcronymLaPaDiS
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/07/201130/06/2013

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