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Cultural dynamics and the transformation of landscapes in a changing continent

Dynamiques culturelles et transformation des paysages dans un continent en mutation

From the Big Dry » to the Holocene in East Africa

Du « Big Dry » à l’Holocène dans l’Est africain

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Published on Monday, June 17, 2019 by Céline Guilleux


Cette rencontre, qui sera également l’occasion de rendre hommage au Professeur Xavier Gutherz, se tiendra du 25 au 28 septembre prochain à l’université de Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Les deux premiers jours du colloque seront consacrés à la présentation de travaux conduits actuellement dans les vallées du Nil et du Rift. Les deux jours suivants seront consacrés à celle de synthèses régionales permettant d’embrasser la thématique du colloque à l’échelle du continent africain. 




We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference entitled “Cultural Dynamics and Landscape Transformation in a Rapidly Changing Continent : from the Big Dry to the Holocene in Eastern Africa” which will take place at the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès in France from the 25th to the 28th of September 2019. This meeting is also an opportunity to pay tribute to Professor Xavier Gutherz, who has made a major contribution to African prehistory through his work.

This conference will officially be a « Séance ouverte de la Société Préhistorique française ».

The first two days of the conference will focus on archaeological work currently carried out in the Nile Valley and the East African Rift. The second part of the conference will be focused on the presentation of syntheses that touch upon the conference theme at the scale of the African continent, and for which some of the most prominent scholars in their respective fields will participate.

For further information (conference’s theme, detailed programme, …) :


Very important point : for those interested in attending, admission to this 4-day « Séance Ouverte de la Société Préhistorique française » session is free ! But, for optimal organization, you will need to register online on this website. Thank you in advance :


We look forward to seeing many of you in Toulouse !

Organizing Committee

  • Jessie Cauliez,
  • François Bon,
  • Laurent Bruxelles,
  • Isabelle Crevecoeur,
  • Lamya Khalidi,
  • Joséphine Lesur,
  • David Pleurdeau,
  • Chantal Tribolo


  • Amphi F417 - Maison de la Recherche - Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès - 5 Allées Antonio Machado
    Toulouse, France (31)


  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Friday, September 27, 2019


  • archéologie, Préhistoire, Afrique


  • Jessie Cauliez
    courriel : jessie [dot] cauliez [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Jessie Cauliez
    courriel : jessie [dot] cauliez [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Cultural dynamics and the transformation of landscapes in a changing continent », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Monday, June 17, 2019, https://calenda.org/631294

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