December 1, 2020
12 - 1 p.m.
“PaleoTexas” [Team: Daniel Breecker (project lead – JSG), Jay Banner (JSG), Christopher Bell (JSG), Jonathan Jarvis (TARL), Lee Ann Kahlor (Advertising and Public Relations, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies), Melissa Kemp (Integrative Biology), Adam Rabinowitz (Classics), Timothy Shanahan (JSG), Stacie Skwarcan (JSG), and Darrel Tremaine (ESI)]
“Resources, Stress, and Population Dynamics in Premodern Urban Societies” [Team: Adam Rabinowitz (project lead – Classics), Jay Banner (JSG), Tim Beach (Geography), Deborah Bolnick (UConn), Michael Holleran (Architecture), Jonathan Jarvis (TARL), Melissa Kemp (Integrative Biology)Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach (Geography), Lourdes Rodriguez (Pop Health), Astrid Runggaldier (Art & Art History Mesoamerica Center), Rick Smith (Dartmouth), David Stuart (Art & Art History, Mesoamerica Center), Rabun Taylor (Classics), Fred Valdez (Anthropology), and Dennis Wylie (Center for Biomedical Research Support)]
Melissa Kemp and her students will present on findings on the connections and feedbacks between, climate, human societies, and biodiversity in Central Texas over the past 20,000. The Premodern Socieites team led by Adam Rabinowitz will present an analysis of watershed management and demographic dynamics in the Maya region, the landscape around Rome, and the Greek and Roman cities of the lower Danube.