Archaeological researches on Taiwan and neighbouring countries A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire Master Archéométrie de l’Université Bordeaux Montaigne

INQUA Congress 2019

8 octobre 2018 : les inscriptions sont ouvertes / Registration is Now Open


Congrès, colloques, réunions


du 25 au 31 juillet 2019




Climate change, sea level rise, ice-ages, human evolution, the migration of peoples, cultures, plants and animals, and the formation of the landscape and habitats of today are all subjects that elicit passion and interest among the public. The little-known term that incorporates all these scientific strands is ‘The Quaternary.’


The Quaternary is a geological period, which began 2.6 million years ago and is characterised by ice-ages: cycles of colder, glacial conditions in mid- to high-latitudes interspersed with the warmer ‘inter-glacial’ periods in which we live today. It is the period during which humans evolved and includes the whole history of our species. In fact, so influential have humans become to the Earth’s processes that geologists have proposed a new geological sub-division for the latter years of the Quaternary – the Anthropocene – which is distinguished by the unmistakeable imprint of human activities on the geological record such as the extinctions caused by humans and evidence of nuclear energy and plastic production.


Programme Themes
The organisers invite preliminary suggestions for sessions. A list of topics already under consideration can be seen below, suggestions both within and outside this list are welcome, especially in novel and developing areas of Quaternary science. Contact the Chair of the Scientific Programme, Keith Bennett.


Specific topics under consideration within the Congress theme “Life on the Edge”:
- Future water, palaeohydrology and water resources
- Extinction
- Human-environment interaction in the Quaternary: sources of evidence
- BRITICE –CHRONO: the timing of the collapse of the British-Irish Ice Sheet
- The collapse of the last great ice sheets: a model for future change?
- Applied Quaternary geoscience
- Quaternary engineering geology and geotechnics
- The Anthropocene: real or imagined?
- Modelling future climate trends
- Global sea-levels of the 21st Century
- Sedimentary archives of climate change
- Archaeological records in Quaternary archives
- Proxy records of climate and environmental change
- Interglacial climates and environments
- The monsoon: past, present and future
- Climates of the Southern Hemisphere
- Hazards, disasters and responses from a Quaternary science perspective
- Oceans, Ice caps and environmental change
- Environmental impacts of volcanic eruptions


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