Tournament of lectures
SCIENCE OF THE PAST – MESSAGE FOR THE FUTURE
Contribution of archeology, biology, genetics, geology and palaeontology
08th February 2018.
Special place, interesting times: the island of Palagruža and the prehistory of the Adriatic
22nd February. 2018.
Living on the edge: prehistoric hunters, gathers and fishermans in Dalmatia
22nd March 2018.
East Adriatic karst confluences – the specifies and the shifts
23rd April 2018.
Anywhere (arheo) seeds everywhere
03rd May 2018.
Ino Čurik & Vladimir Brajković
Archeogenetics: science that mend the past and genetics
24th May 2018.
Human feeding in prehistoric times: the transition from hunting to cattle breeding on the Adriatic
14th June 2018.
Origin, domestication and spreading of beans: evidence stored in DNA
20th September 2018.
Genetic Demographics of Healing Sage: Travel to the Past
11th October 2018.
Analysis of human remains from the Illyrian necropolis of Kopila
25th October 2018.
Jadranka Mauch Lenardić
The largest and smallest mammals of Quarter Croatia
08th November 2018.
Vlatka Čubrić Čurik
Domestication of cattle: new discoveries that reveal genomics
22nd November 2018.
Marta Pappalardo & Giovanni Boschian
People, animals and caves facing a rising sea-level
In addition to linking diverse scientific specialist, one of the most important goals of the Premises project is to raise public awareness of the importance of science and the value of new knowledge emerging from scientific research. The cycle of lectures is designed to overlay the gap between the specialized world of scientists, whose work is often misunderstood, and the wider public. All lecturers are prominent experts dealing with various scientific problems related to the study of the past: archeologists, archeozoolos, archeobotanists, archeogenetics, paleontologists, geomorphologists and others. Each of them will present some of the most attractive results of their research in an accessible way.
Project # 692249 from H2020-TWINN-2015 funded by the European Union. Full Name of the Project: Smart Integration of Genetics with the Sciences of the Past in Croatia: Minding and Mending the Gap / Smart Integration of Genetics with the Science of the Past in Croatia: Premostiti jaz
Abbreviated name: MendTheGap. The science of the past covers a number of disciplines that deal with physical, biological and cultural circumstances and processes that have created and changed our planet and its living world, including the human species, in the past. These scientific disciplines form the backbone of an international project titled Intelligent Integration of Genetics with the Science of the Past: Observing and Bridging the Gap. The project is based on the collaboration of scientists from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), the University of Pisa (Italy) and the Croatian East-Trans-Archaeological Multi-Interdisciplinary Initiative (CrEAMA). The CrEAMA initiative brings together Croatian experts from different scientific profiles, archeologists, biologists, genetics, geologists and paleontologists, as well as six institutions: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Anthropology, Croatian Natural History Museum and Vela Luka Cultural Center. The purpose of the CrEAMA initiative is to tighten the linkage of various instances in different ways dealing with the past. Its ultimate goal is to create a research group capable of implementing an integrated approach to the sciences of the past. Such a group will have a significant innovative strength and ability to contribute to solving the issues that make us present.