Janina Körper is studying ancient climate conditions.
It is well known that climate conditions affect human living conditions. Janina Körper’s studies focus on the question how climate may have changed in the past 6000 years and thus affected living conditions. Therefore, she employs global climate models and develops regionalization techniques to gain regional information on past climates at the study sites of Research Groups A-I and A-II.
Maik Blättermann studied business management and geography. He is a doctoral fellow in research group A-I and is working with Anton Gass on a tandem project on geoarchaeological landscape reconstruction in Zhetysu, Kazakhstan, which will combine archaeological and geographical results in a single project. This will help improve our understanding of the history of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age settlement and spatial utilization in the Zhetysu region of southeastern Kazakhstan and of the changes to the landscape and climate that took place in this period.