Modern origins in the Mediterranean : interdisciplinary approach

IMéRA, January 14th-15th 2016 

Modern origins in the Mediterranean : interdisciplinary approach

Par Abdeljalil Bouzouggar, Fellow IMéRA-LabexMed 2015-2016

One of the most keenly debated issues in human evolutionary research concerns the Origin of the “Modern” Behaviour and dispersal of Homo sapiens. Mediterranean region knew the occurrence of early Homo sapiens with Middle Palaeolithic/Middle Stone Age finds at some key sites in both sides of this area.

A broader theme identified by the Abdeljalil Bouzouggar’s project for his residency at IMéRA (September 14th 2015-February 12th 2016) concerns the modern origins in the Mediterranean from an interdisciplinary perspective. With the help of the IMéRA staff and in collaboration with the LAMPEA (Europe Africa Prehistory Mediterranean Laboratory) at Aix Marseille University and the University of Oxford (UK), an international workshop was held in IMéRA on the theme of “Modern Origins in the Mediterranean : an interdisciplinary approach” in January 14th-15th 2016. In addition to IMéRA and Bouzouggar’s host laboratory (LAMPEA) specialists and keynote speakers from various countries and prestigious institutions attended the meeting and gave talks. Continuer la lecture de « Modern origins in the Mediterranean : interdisciplinary approach »