Conference schedule

Meetings, sessions and workshops attended by ROCEEH members


Ecosystem isolation and connection: rise and demise of biota in the Pontocaspian region Interim colloquium of RCMNS and EU PRIDE final conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug 27-29, 2018

  • Session 3: Neogene and Quaternary Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Southern Caucasus
    (Jordi Agusti & Angela A. Bruch)

10th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference EPPC in Dublin, Ireland, Aug 12-17, 2018

  • Session 25: Cenozoic plant diversity gradients in time and space and their impact on early humans (ROCEEH/NECLIME)
    (Angela A. Bruch, Alexandra-Jane Henrot, Louis François, Natalia Rudaya & Torsten Utescher), (deadline for abstracts is Jan 31 2018)

CAA in Tübingen (March 19-23, 2018)

ROCEEH is coorganizer of the 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international conference.

ROCEEH is organizing several sessions and workshops:

  • Session 10: Expanding horizons: confronting issues of scale, resolution, and representation in the study of human expansions
    (Benjamin Davies & Nicholas Conard)
  • Session 17: Early human land use strategies during Middle and Late Pleistocene glacial and interglacial times in Europe
    (Angela A. Bruch & Michael Bolus)
  • Session 27: Map management and Webgis applications for archaeological data base solutions (pdf)
    (Espen Uleberg, Mieko.Matsumoto, Michael Märker, Christian Sommer & Volker Hochschild)
  • Session 36: Advantages and Limitations of Spatial Applications in Archaeology
    (Geraldine Queneherve, Michael Maerker & Felix Bachofer)
  • Workshop 9: The ROAD database as data management and search tool
    (Zara Kanaeva & Andrew W. Kandel)
  • Workshop 6: Remote sensing with open source tools for geoarcheological survey
    (Felix Bachofer & Christian Sommer)


ROCEEH was co-organizing the 18th Annual Meeting of the NECLIME (Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia) Consortium was held in Yerevan, Armenia, at the Botanical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, from September 18 to 24, 2017.

In the context of the NECLIME conference, a three-day workshop was organized by ROCEEH (in the frame of the PlantBITES project) that introduced young scientists from Georgia and Armenia into quantitative techniques of palaeoenvironmental reconstructions developed in NECLIME.




ROCEEH is Co-organizing a workshop of the of the INQUA IFG “Modelling Environmental Dynamics and Hominin Dispersals Around the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (METHOD)”
Université degli studi di Sassari, Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Italy, 13-15.09.2016

Training Lab 2015-I C. Hertler: Data availability, management and storage – Working with databases


DCH 2015 Berlin, October 28-30
ROCEEH is coorganizer of the Digital Humanities Conference.

Session 4: Sebastian Vogel, Michael Märker, Florian Seiler
                  The SALVE Research Project: Sarno River plain – Ancient Life in the
                  Vesuvian Environment

Session 5: Volker Hochschild, Michael Märker
                  ROAD - A Plattform for Interdisciplinary Research on Early Humans

Session 8: Michael Märker, Geraldine Quénéhervé, Felix Bachofer
                  Landscape Reconstruction and Archaeological Site Prediction in the
                  Lake Manyara Area, Northern Tanzania

CAA in Siena (30.03.-03.04.2015)

ROCEEH is organizing two sessions:

5G  How to reveal geographic relations in Databases on cultural heritage
      (Michael Märker, Espen Uleberg, Volker Hochschild, Mieko Matsumoto)

5L  Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process
      (Michael Märker, Christine Hertler, Iza Romanowska)


UISPP at Burgos Spain, 01.-07.09.2014.

A2d    Contextualizing Schöningen (Miriam Haidle)
A2f.    Pleistocene human dispersals: climate, ecology&social behavior (Angela Bruch)
A21a: Neanderthals on their own terms: new perspectives for the study 
          of Middle Paleolithic behaviour. (Michael Bolus & Michael Märker)
A21b "Technological change and behavioral variability in the MSA" (Regine Stolarczyk)
A21c  Movements in and Out for Africa: Assemblage variability and population
         dynamics in Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia during the MSA and Middle
         Paleolithic (Knut Bretzke & Nicholas Conard)
B13   Mathematical approaches for the study of human-fauna interactions  
         in the Pleistocene (Christine Hertler, Rebekka Volmer & Ercison Hölzchen)
B37   Lithic, Evolution, Science (Miriam Haidle)
B53  The archaeology of early fire use (Miriam Haidle)

CAA in Paris, France (22th - 25th April 2014)

with Session S24/ Friday 25.04.
Modelling approaches to study Early humans in space and time
Convener: Michael Märker, Christine Hertler and Yasuhisha Kondo 

and Session S13/ Friday 25.04.
Databases on cultural heritage and their geographic visualization
Convener: Michael Märker, Espen Uleberg, Volker Hochschild 

EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria (27th - 02nd May 2014)
with Session SSP4.2 "Always look on the bright side… - Environmental constrains of early human expansions" by Finn Viehberg, Angela Bruch, Minoru Yoneda

9th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference in Padova, Italy (26th - 31st August 2014)

with Session "Cenozoic vegetation quantification with models and proxy data (a NECLIME and ROCEEH contribution)" by L. François, A. A. Bruch, T. Utescher


EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria (07th - 12th April 2013)

with Session SSP4.1 " Should I stay or should I go - the role of climate in early expansions of humans" by Finn Viehberg, Angela Bruch, Minoru Yoneda

14th Congress of Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy RCMNS in Istanbul, Turkey (08th - 12th September 2013)

ROCEEH / VW workshop " The role of the Southern Caucasus on early human evolution and expansion -  refuge, hub, or source area?" in Tbilisi, Georgia by Angela Bruch, David Lordkipanidze (15th - 20th October 2013)



International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference (IOPC), Tokyo, Japan (23rd - 30th August 2012)

Meeting European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), Bordeaux, France (21st - 22nd September 2012)

Interim Colloquium Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy (RCMNS), Bucharest, Romania (27th - 30th September 2012)

Conference Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia (NECLIME), Sofia, Bulgaria (1st - 4th October 2012)