03-02-2016 | Conferences

MEDINES 2016 Conference

The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) organizes the International Conference Late Glacial to Early Holocene Socio-ecological responses to climatic instability within the Mediterranean Basin (MEDINES) that will be held at the Rovira i Virgili University (Campus Catalunya), in Tarragona, on the 3-5th February 2016.

This International Congress aims to establish a new reference framework to investigate human environmental interactions in the Mediterranean basin from the Late Upper Palaeolithic to the Neolithic (c. 17,000-6,000 cal BP). This unstable scenario witnessed some of the most significant changes in human prehistory such as the vanishment of the Upper Palaeolithic cultural traditions, the disappearance of hunter-gatherer lifestyles and the spread of farming.