Science, society and environmental change in the first millennium CE - Workshop: Rivers, flooding and human activity in British catchments
Changes in flood frequency and magnitude and in river channel behaviour and floodplain development through time are controlled both by climatic change and by alterations to catchment hydrology and sediment supply as a result of human activity within the catchment, such as land cover change associated with deforestation and cultivation. This workshop will examine linkages between human activity and flood occurrence, river channel change and floodplain development in selected British catchments during the First Millennium, drawing on the sedimentary records of flooding and anthropogenic alluvium as well as evidence for human activity at catchment and local scales.
Dr. Anna Jones’ workshop will form part of a larger interdisciplinary workshop called Natural Hazards, Population Dynamics, Adaptive Landscapes: The Archaeology of Risk and Resilience.
Anyone interested in coming for the whole day should register their interest with Paolo Forlin email@example.com, for catering purposes.
9:00-11:00 Anna Jones, Institute for Advanced Study fellow. This 2-hour workshop is also part of the IAS project ‘Science, Society, and Environmental Change in the First Millennium CE’.
Rivers, flooding and human activity in British catchments
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Chris Gerrard
The Azores earthquake of 1522: an archaeological approach
11:45-12:15 Paolo Forlin
The archaeology of medieval earthquakes: investigating risk, assessing hazard, exploring resilience
13:00-14:00 Monica Green. This 1-hour talk is also part of the Bioarchaeology
Research Seminar Series.
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14:00-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-15:00 Kristen Hopper
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15:00-15:30 Dan Lawrence
Zooming Out: Complexity and Fragility in the Ancient Near East during the Mid-Late Holocene
15:30-16:00 Chris Davis
Identifying archaeological evidence of past earthquakes in a contemporary disaster scenario: case studies of damage, resilience and risk reduction from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and past seismic events within the Kathmandu Valley
16:00-16:30 Final Discussion
Directions to the Department of Archaeology
Map – the Department of Archaeology is denoted as building No.41
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