13 septiembre 2007

Calpe 07: People in the Mediterranean: a history of interaction

CALPE CONFERENCE 2007 - People in the Mediterranean: a history of interaction - GIBRALTAR 27 - 30 September 2007 - Email Us

Conference Programme

27th September




Official Opening


Opening Lecture

Jacques Blondel: CEFE-CNRS UMR 5175, 34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France
The design of Mediterranean landscapes: a millennial story of humans and ecological systems



11:00 Naama Goren-Inbar: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Paleoenvironment reconstruction and Hominin adaptation at the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel
12:00 Geraldine Finlayson: The Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar
Neanderthals and the Mediterranean environment
1300 Clive Finlayson: The Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar and University of Toronto, Canada
Of Dukes, Dehesas and Dromedaries
14:00 Lunch

José Manuel Recio Espejo: Departamento de Ecología Aplicada, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
Human activities and Mediterranean wetlands: palaeoecological reconstruction

16:30 Tea

Dominik Faust: Department of Physical Geography, University of Dresden, Germany
The last 15ka of environmental change in the western Mediterranean – Man or Climate, or...?


Melinda Zeder: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
Domestication and Early Agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins, Diffusion, and Impacts

19:00 Discussion
20:30 Welcome Reception

28th September

09:30 José Carrión: Department of Plant Biology, University of Murcia, Spain
Vegetation change and cultural transitions in a Mediterranean montane region with a long history of human settlement


11:00 R. Scott Anderson: Northern Arizona University, USA
Fire histories in Mediterranean-type ecosystems: comparisons of the Old and New Worlds
12:00 Suzanne Leroy: Institute for the Environment, Brunel University, London, UK
Was the end of the Roman period of intense agricultural activities in Turkey precipitated by environmental catastrophes?
13:00 Neil Roberts: Department of Geography, University of Plymouth, UK
Mediterranean landscape disturbance and recovery: an historical case study from Turkey
14:00 Lunch

Juan M. Pleguezuelos: Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Granada, Spain Snake charming in Morocco: the Aissaouas and their impact on poisonous snakes

16:30 Tea

Uriel Safriel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Land use dynamics and biodiversity in Israel


John Fa: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey, UK
Mediterranean Biodiversity: Uniqueness, Fragility and Solutions



29th September


Geoff Bailey: Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK
Coastlines and world prehistory. Is the Mediterranean atypical?




Arturo Morales: Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
20,000 years of fishing in the Strait: The archaeological fish assemblages from the southern Iberian Peninsula ?


Sebastiano Tusa: Soperintendenza del Mare, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Human adaptation to the coastal environment in Sicily between the Mesolithic and the middle Bronze Age

13:00 Dario Bernal: Facultad de Historia, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Rome and the Sea. The exploitation of marine resources in the area of the Strait of Gibraltar in the Ancient World.
14:00 Lunch
15:30 Darren Fa: The Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar & Free Espinosa Torres: Dept. de Biologia Marina, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
On the road to extinction? Long-term impact of human activities along the Mediterranean coastal zone and their effect on littoral species, with particular reference to the endangered limpet Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791



Closing Lecture Joaquín Rodríguez Vidal : Departamento de Geodinámica y Paleontología, Universidad de Huelva, Spain Human adaptation to the changing geomorphological face of Gibraltar




Conference Dinner

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