Communinty. Exchange. Research

The German Quaternary Association (Deutsche Quartärvereinigung, DEUQUA e.V.) is the official union of German speaking Quaternary scientists. The aim of the Association is to support Quaternary science, to present it to the public, to intensify contacts to the applied sciences, and to provide advice to public and political authorities on issues related to Quaternary science. Furthermore, the Association supports networking among Quaternary scientists and related organizations worldwide.

E&G Quaternary Science Journal

DEUQUA publishes the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access journal E&G Quaternary Science Journal twice per year.


EGQSJ publishes peer-reviewed articles and express reports, as well as thesis abstracts related to Quaternary geology, paleo-environments, paleo-ecology, soil science, paleo-climatology, geomorphology, geochronology, archaeology, and geoarchaeology focussing on, but not limited to, research from central Europe.



W3 Professorship at Kiel University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany, invites applications for a new Professorship Geoarchaeology and Environmental Hazards (W3) at the Institute for Ecosystem Research in the Section of Geography to be filled for the summer term 2020. The new professorship will integrate and develop ecosystem and geoarchaeological concepts and methods. A focus will be placed on the quantitative reconstruction, analysis and modelling of geomorphological, archaeo-sedimentological, and archaeo-pedological dynamics and long-term processes in cultural landscapes.

Please find all details in the PDF files below.

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From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge

Submission of abstracts is still possible for the conference "From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge" from 18-20 November 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Abstract deadline is September 16. Please see the conference homepage for all details: northseatocelticedge.org/home.php

Job announcements!

The new Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative explores social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development (and which are still active today). Research is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. The ROOTS ‘Reflective Turn’ will enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and enquiries within and between research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame.
The Research Associates and Doctoral positions participate in the ROOTS Young Academy. The ROOTS Young Academy brings together young experts from an array of disciplines, which support ROOTS research with innovative research ideas. The Young Academy provides young researchers with excellent conditions for a successful career and personal development.
The subcluster “Environmental hazards and impacts” invites applications for the following positions to begin as early as possible:


a) One Research Associate Position:

  • Research associate position in Landscape Archaeology of the Wadden Seas

b) Four Doctoral Positions

  • 01PhD Doctoral Position: Testing the Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis (NPIH)
  • 02PhD Doctoral Position: Hazards of Neobiota in the Anthropocene
  • 03PhD Doctoral Position: Pollution and contamination in geoarchaeological environments
  • 04PhD Doctoral Position: Identification of hazards in paleoenvironmental archives

Deadline is October 4th 2019. Please find all details on the cluster website or in the PDF file provided below.

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