HDRG workshop: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

06.12 - 07.12.2019  
Montreal, Canada
Contact person:
Ariane Burke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PAGES-affiliated Hominin Dispersals Research Group (HDRG) will hold a workshop on Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction from 6-7 December 2019 in Montreal, Canada.


C-2059, Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences, Pav. Lionel-Groulx
Universite de Montreal, 3150 Rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal, QC, H3T 1N8, Canada


This two-day workshop is primarily designed to give the working groups in Workpackage 1 (paleoenvironmental reconstruction) and Workpackage 2 (paleoclimate simulations) a chance to present the data they have generated thus far.

Day 1 will consist of presentations by each of the working groups followed by discussions focusing on exploring synergies between the working groups and between working groups and archaeologists.

Day 2 will focus on deliverables and will be an opportunity to work towards producing draft publications. The goal is for participants to come away from the workshop with clear objectives and timelines for releasing data for Workpackage 3 and for publication of WP1 & 2 results.


Day 1: Working group results

9:00-9:45: Producing regional climate models. Masa Kageyama & Mathieu Vrac (videoconference).
9:45-10:15: Loess and dust transport modelling for the Last Glacial in Western Europe. James King lab.
10:15-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-11:30: Modelling European palaeoshorelines during the Last Glacial. Liliana Perez lab & Colin Wren. 
11:30-12:00: Discussion/synthesis
12:00-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:15: Pollen records and vegetation reconstructions for Last Glacial Western Europe. Anne de Vernal, Matthew Peros and Jena Zumaque.
14:15-15:00: Modeling palaeo-monsoon conditions in Africa. Francesco Pausata.
15:00-15:30: Discussion
15:30-16:15: Public talk - "Le contexte environnemental de l'occupation du site Gravettien ancien de Amiens-Renancourt 1." (The environmental context of the recent-final Gravettian occupation of Amiens-Renancourt 1 site." Olivier Moine, P. Antoine, S. Coutard, G. Guérin, C. Hatté, C. Paris, S. Saulnier-Copard.

Day 2: writing workshops

10:00-10:30: Coffee
10:30-12:00: Break up into working groups to discuss & plan data dissemination/publication.
12:00-13:00: Lunch
13:00-15:00: Writing workshop.
15:00-15:30: Final discussion: progress to date and planned working group publications.

Further information

Contact group leader Ariane Burke: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.