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Call for Papers – Conference Session Late Glacial Landscape Use

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Some scholars may be interested in contributing to this session on hunter-gatherer landscape use at the upcoming Landscape Archaeology Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, in August. The deadline for abstract submission is April 1st. So far presenters in this session tend to focus on northern North America during the Late Glacial, but we would be particularly interested in featuring research on the Late Glacial from Northern or northwestern Europe.

François Lanoë

Late Glacial Northern Landscapes: an Integrative Approach to Paleolandscape and Human Land Use Reconstructions

Organisers: Joshua D. Reuther, François Lanoë

The Late Glacial (about 16,000 to 11,000 years ago) human colonization and population expansion across northern Eurasia and northern North America (Eastern Beringia) occurred during a time of vast climatic and environmental changes. Prior to the Late Glacial, northern landscapes were dominated by a relatively homogeneous biome, characterized by dry and cold conditions, and sparsely or not populated. As temperature rose and humidity increased, glaciers gradually receded, sea level rose, and vegetation and fauna adapted to changing biotopes following complex patterns. Landscapes previously inhabited by humans radically changed in their nature and structure; some land connections such as the Bering Land Bridge began to disminish, while other landscapes opened up to colonization. This session focuses on the reconstructions of north Eurasian and Beringian landscapes and environments, as well as changes in Late Glacial faunal communities and human land use and technological systems.

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