ACACIA Conference in Königswinter (Germany)

Date: October 1st–3rd 2003

[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

We regret to inform that this conference is only for invited guests.
Wir bedauern sehr mitteilen zu müssen, das an der Konferenz aufgrund zeitlich/räumlicher Beschränkung nur eingeladene Gäste teilnehmen können.


First Circular - Preliminary Programme

Dear Collegues,

we cordially invite you to the ACACIA-Conference which will take place in Königswinter (near Cologne/Bonn) from October 1st –3rd , 2003. Attached you find the preliminary programme, which includes several main papers and short communications/discussions in parallel workshops.

Participants are kindly asked to return the following informations:

  • Date/Time of Arrival
  • Date/Time of Departure
  • Accomodation at the Conference-Centre
         - single room
         - double room (to be shared with another participant)

The responses will help us to prepare the final programme and to plan
the necessary accommodations.

Deadline for the reply is July, 31st 2003 (by mail, fax or telephone)

Thanks for coming and for your help

Dr. Werner Schuck
(For the Organizing Committee)



Arrival   Tue., 30th September - Wed., 1st October
[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III [PartIV]]
    Arrival of the participant
Day 1   Wednesday, 1st October
[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

Part I: Climatic Change and Desertification
13.00 Uhr
13.30 - 14.00 Uhr
  Vegetation Dynamics and the Climate System
M. Claussen (Potsdam, Germany)
14.00 - 14.30 Uhr
  Radiocarbon Calibration and Palaeoclimatology
B. Weninger (Cologne, Germany)
14.30 - 15.00 Uhr
  Climatic and Environmental Change in North-East Africa
O. Bubenzer / St. Kröpelin (Cologne, Germany)
15.00 - 15.30 Uhr
  The Ecological, Geomorphological and Archaeological Aspects of the Western Desert of Egypt: A Basis for Land Use Potentials
N. Embabi (Kairo, Egypt)
15.30 - 16.00 Uhr
  Vegetational Change in Southwest and North-East Africa
A. Linstädter / F.Darius (Cologne, Germany)
16.00 - 16.30 Uhr
  Coffee Break
16.30 - 18.30 Uhr

Workshop 1 (O. Bubenzer / R. Kuper)
Reconstructing Holocene Land Use Potentials: Geomorphological and Archaeological Evidence

  • Vegetation changes in desert areas of North Tropical Africa and Arabia during the Holocene
    A.-M. Lézine (Paris, France)
  • Soil pattern, soil relicts and relicts and potential land use of central east Sahara (SW-Egypt)
    F. Alaily (Berlin, Germany)
  • Remote Sensing in Egypt: Detecting Ancient Sites through Modern Vegetation
    S. Parcak (Cambridge, Great Britain)



Workshop 2 (M. Bechhaus-Gerst / J. Richter)
Archaeology, Landscape and Genetics: Pattern of Medium and Large Temporal Depth

  • Introductory Paper
    M. Bechhaus-Gerst / J. Richter (Cologne/Germany)
  • Early Khoe Economic History Revisted : Language and Archaeology in Southern Africa
    R. Voßen (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Ethnoarchaeological research amongst Khoekhoen descendants in South Africa
    L. Webley (Kimberley, South Africa)
  • Linguistic Hypotheses on the Origin of Namibian Khoekhoe-Speakers
    W. Haacke (Windhuk, Namibia)
  • The Study of the Crop History of Ensete
    G. Rossel (Kinshasa / Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Putting together Archaeology and Historical Linguistics: The Case of Pottery
    F. Jesse / R. Klein-Arendt (Cologne, Germany)
  • Meat or Milk? Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence for the peridynastic Use of Cattle in the Eastern Sahara
    M. Bechhaus-Gerst / B. Keding (Cologne, Germany)



Workshop 3 (S. Berzborn / B. Dieckmann)
Ethnicity and Land-Law-Conflicts in arid Africa

  • Strategies of handling ethnic identiy in the Richtersveld land claim, South Africa: local and external perspectives
    S. Berzborn (Cologne, Germany)
  • Continuities and Discontinuities of Warfare in Pastoral Societies: Militarisation and the Escalation of Violence in East and Northeast Africa
    M. Bollig / M. Oesterle (Cologne, Germany)
  • Tajectories in Community Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa: What Scope for Land Rights?
    M. Tayler (Gaborone, Botswana)
  • Pastoralism, small arms and light weapons and Conflict in the North Rift of East Africa: The new factors exacerbating the pastoral conflict
    K. Mkutu (Bradford, UK)


Day 2   Thursday, 2nd October
[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

Part II: Cultural Change in Prehistory - Perspectives of Archaeology and Linguistics
09.00 - 09.10 Uhr
  Outlines of the prehistoric occupation of the Eastern Sahara
R. Kuper (Cologne, Germany)
09.10 - 09.30 Uhr
  Neolithic Developments in North Africa and the Near East
I. Caneva (Rome, Italy)
09.30 - 10.00 Uhr
  Animal Domestication in Northern Africa
A. Gautier (Gent, Belgium)
10.00 - 10.30 Uhr
  The Linguistic Reconstruction of Cultural Change in North-East Africa
M. Bechhaus-Gerst (Cologne, Germany)
10.30 - 11.00 Uhr
  Holocene human occupation and vegetation history in northern Namibia
R.Vogelsang / B. Eichhorn / J.Richter (Cologne, Germany)
11.00 - 11.30 Uhr
  Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 Uhr
  Linguistic Evidence of Cultural Change in South-West Africa: The Case of the Rumanyo Speaking People in Northern Namibia
W. Möhlig (Cologne, Germany)
12.00 - 12.30 Uhr
  The Problem of Bantu Expansion in Linguistic and Archaeological Perspective
H.-P. Wotzka (Cologne, Germany)
12.30 - 14.00 Uhr

Part III: Lower Nile Valley: Aspects of a special Landscape- / Culture-Complex
14.00 - 14.30 Uhr
  State, Landscape and Rural Organization: Pharaonic Egypt in the 3rd millenium B.C.
J.-C. Morena-Garcia (Lille, France)
14.30 - 15.00 Uhr
  Migration into the Egyptian Nile Valley: The linguistic and archaeological evidence 2000 BC - 200 AD
R. El-Sayed (Cologne, Germany)
15.00 - 15.30 Uhr
  Rain in Ancient Egypt: A linguistic approach to an often neglected climatic factor
C. Jung (Mühlheim/Main)
15.30 - 16.00 Uhr
  Coffee Break
16.00 - 18.30 Uhr

Workshop 2 (M. Bechhaus-Gerst / J. Richter)
Archaeology, Landscape and Genetics: Pattern of Medium and Large Temporal Depth



Workshop 3 (S. Berzborn / B.Dieckmann)
Ethnicity and Land-Law-Conflicts in arid Africa




Workshop 4 (O. Bubenzer / R. Kuper / M. Herb)
Animals and Landuse: Evidence from the Lower Nile Valley and the Deserts

  • Egyptian Scources. The historical evidence of textual and pictorial data: Basic factors of interpreting
    M. Fitzenreiter (Berlin, Germany)
  • Egyptian Scources Desert as landscape
    H. Altenmüller (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Egyptian Scources. Deserts - Animals - Corrals: The economic importants of desert animals in Egypt.
    M. Herb (Cologne, Germany)
  • Animals and the Desert: Evidence from Egypt and Sudan
    N. Pöllath / H. Riemer (Munich/Cologne, Germany)



Day 3   Friday, 3rd October
[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

Part IV: The Colonisation, Development and Preservation of Africas Arid Areas
09.00 - 09.30 Uhr
  Building a racial Utopia: Total Control, Bureaucratic Development and Segregation in German South-West Africa
J. Zimmerer (Coimbra, Portugal)
09.30 - 10.00 Uhr
  Imagining the past:Herero and Kavango representations of colonial history
A. Eckl / L. Förster (Cologne, Germany)
10.00 - 10.30 Uhr
  Mortality Transition in North-Central Namibia, 1930 - 2000
H. Siiskonen (Joensuu, Finland)
10.30 - 11.00 Uhr
  Ethnicisation, Militancy and Capitalization of the Periphery: Transformations of Socio-Economic Strategies in Arid Africa
M. Bollig / M. Rössler (Cologne, Germany)
11.00 - 11.30 Uhr
  Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 Uhr
  Communal Land Rights in South Africa: Past, Present and Future
B. Cousins (Cape Town, South Africa)
12.00 - 13.00 Uhr
  The Future of Africa's Arid Lands: Conservation, Militarization and Exploitation
M. Bollig (Cologne, Germany)
13.00 - 14.30 Uhr
14.30 - 16.30 Uhr

General Discussion of Workshops and Conference

All Participants of Workshops and Conference

16.30 - 17.00 Uhr
  Coffee Break
17.00 Uhr
  End of the Conference / Departure
[Invitiation] [Arrival] [Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] - [Workshops: Day 1 Day 2] - [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]


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