Working Group on Geoarchaeology
We define Geoarchaeology as the geosciences and geographical methods and techniques applied to prehistory, archaeology, and history. Our aim is to promote geoarchaeology in an open-minded way and from an interdisciplinary point of view.
- Presentation of the Working Group on Geoarchaeology (Fouache et al. 2010)
The IAG/AIG Working Group on Geoarchaeology WGG was formed in 1997, and the board was renewed in every four years. In the 7th International Conference on Geomorphology held in Melbourne in July 2009, Kosmas Pavlopoulos was appointed as chairman of the Group; Morgan de Dapper (founder of the WGG) as honoured Chairman; Patricia Fanning and Sanja Faivre as vice-presidents. The latest board was renewed in September 2013 (see Board).
Main objective for 2013–2017
- To structure an international network of national associations, and scientists (geomorphologists, geologists, archaeologists, palaeoenvironmentalists etc…) involved in the field of geoarcheology and to increase the distribution of the electronic newsletter.
- To promote regional area of interest from the viewpoint of geoarchaeology.
- To publish a collective geoarchaeological field book.
- To organized at least two intensive field trips for young geoarchaeologists.
- To continue to encouraged regional syntheses in geoarchaeological studies.
The aim of the Newsletter is to broadcast all information that WGG members (institutions or individual scientists) wish to announce in the field of geoarchaeology, such conferences, field trips, publications, call for papers and projects. The Newsletter is circulated once a year in the HTML and PDF formats. You can also download back issues.
Recent publications of the WGG
- Quaternary International Vol. 308-309
- - special issue 'Geoarchaeology: a toolbox of approaches applied in a multidisciplinary research discipline', edited by Sorcha Diskin, Vanessa Heyvaert, Kosmas Pavlopoulos and Brigitta Schütt, October 2013.
- Quaternary International Vol. 216 Issues 1–2 - special issue ‘Landscape Evolution and Geoarchaeology’, edited by Eric Fouache, Kosmas Pavlopoulos, and Stathis Stiros, April 2010.
- Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Vol. 53 No. 2 - special issue ‘Palaeo-environmental dynamics and archaeological sites’, edited by Kosmas Pavlopoulos and Eric Fouache, June 2009.
Recent conferences where the WGG members convened a geoarchaeology session
EGU = European Geosciences Union
- XIX INQUA Congress: 'Quaternary perspectives on climate change, natural hazards, and civilization' (Nagoya, Japan, July 26 - August 2, 2015)
- IAG Regional Conference: Gradualism vs catastrophism in landscape evolution' (Bernaul, Russia, July 2-4, 2015)
- EGU 2015 (Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015)
- EGU 2014 (Vienna, Austria, April 27 - May 2, 2014)
- 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France, August 27-30, 2013)
- EGU 2013 (Vienna, Austria, April 7-12, 2013)
- EGU 2012 (Vienna, Austria, April 22-2, 2012)
- International Conference ‘Geomorphic processes and geoarchaeology’ (Russia, August 20-24, 2012)
- IAG/AIG Regional Conference 2011: 'Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments' (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 18-22, 2011)
- EGU 2011 (Vienna, Austria, April 3-8, 2011)
- The XVIII INQUA-Congress: 'Quaternary sciences - the view from the mountains' (Bern, July 20-27, 2011)
- EGU 2010 (Vienna, 2-7 May 2010)
- International Conference of Geobiology (Wuhan, China, June 5-8, 2010)
- International Colloquium on Geoarchaeology 'Landscape Archaeology Egypt and the Mediterranean World' (Cairo, Egypt, September 19-20, 2010).
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