Pasts of the Earth – The Man and Landscape interactions

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“Pasts of the Earth – The Man and Landscape interactions during the historical times” Interdisciplinary cooperation between Archeology and Earth Sciences, Polish–Hungarian scientific collaborations

Dissemination Conference
Conference in occassion of Hungarian Science Festival


There was a sucessful international dissemination conference called „Pasts of the Earth – The Man and Landscape interactionas during the historical times" which was hold in occassion of Hungarian Science Festival and delt with the interdisciplinary cooperation betwen Archeology and Earth Science sin case of Polish and Hungarian scientific collaborations.
The conference was organized by the Eszterházy Károly University (Institute of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Eger), the Eötvös Loránd University (Institute of the Archeological Science. Budapest), the Dobó István Castle Museum (Eger), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest) and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU, Kraków) at 18th of November in 2016 in our institute.
During this conference, the audience could get some scientific information about actual Paleolithic, Mezolithic and Neolithic archeological investigations and their Earth Science investigations and paleobotanical research works in the Bükkalja Foothill Areas, the Mátraalja Foothill Areas and the Zemplén Mountains. Our presenters came from Poland and Hungary who were members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences mainly.


The conference was opened by Erika Pénzes-Kónya Erika (Dean of the Nature Science, EKE); Dr. Csaba Patkós (Head of the Institute of the Geography and Environmental Sciences, EKE), Mázyás Berecz (Head of the Dobó István castle Museum); Prof. Pál Raczky (ELTE RI, Budapest) and Prof. Janusz K. Kozłowski (PAU, Krakkó). The language of the conference was Hungarian and English.
The scientific orginezers and narrators of this conference were Anna Dobos PhD. (EKE, Eger) and Zsolt Mester PhD. (ELTE, Budapest).
The organization of this international conference was based a common cooperation among the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (EKE, Eger), the X. Earth Science Class of the HAS (Physical Geographical, Geological and Paleonthological Committes) and II. Philosophical and Historical Science Class of the HAS (Archeological Scientifical Committee).
The main themes of the conference were the connection between Man and the Landscape in Hungarian pediments or the Great Hungarian Plain. The main investigated historical period were the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods and the investigated geological period was the Quaternary period.
The meeting gave a possibility for showing actual scientific results for our collegues in Geography, Archeology, Botany and Paleonthology and our students and scientists could speak about their field works, scientific results amd new methods as well.
The conference was important to organize further investigations and publications among scientists too.

We would like to thank for the conference organizers - for our collegues (Edina Simon, Katalin Antal-György and Ildikó Katona) and our students on Geography and Environmental Sciences (Gábor Bence Szladky, Gyula Sigér, Viktória Kinga Kovács, Mercédesz Németh, Dorina Kirják and Boglárka Tóth) their working and helping. The coffee breaks and Lunch time were guaranteed by collagues of the Senator House (Eger).
The scientific programme was funded by the Lyceum Pro Scientiis Foundation and the Agria Geografia Foundation.
Thank our Institute and Dr. János Ollé, PhD (the Vice-Rector for Science, Research and International Affairs, EKE) the possibility to organizing this international conference at Eszterházy Károly University.

The official conference programme is accessible at the following link:


Location of the Conference:
Eszterházy Károly University, Institute of Geography and Environmental Sciences
H-3300 Eger, Leányka út 6., D-building, Room 231

10:00-10:30 Opening ceremony
Dr. Erika Pénzesné Kónya, Head of the Faculty of the Natural Science (EKE, Eger)
Dr. Csaba Patkós (EKE, Institute of Geography and Environmental Science, Eger)
Mátyás Berecz (DIV, Eger)
Prof. Pál Raczky (ELTE, Budapest)
Prof. Janusz K. Kozłowski (PAU, UJ, Krakkó)

10.30 The begining of the conference: narrators - Anna Dobos PhD. and Zsolt Mester PhD.
10:30–11:00 Mónika Gutay (DIV, Eger), Anna Dobos (EKE, Eger)
Archaeological and Earth Science scientific results in the Mátraalja Foothill Area in case of Palaeolithic archeological sites (Apc, Feldebrő)
11:00–11:30 Mónika Gutay (DIV, Eger), Anna Dobos (EKE, Eger)
Results of the Archaeological and Earth Sciences investigation in case of the Erk-1 Mesolithic archeological site
11:30–12:00 Zsolt Mester (ELTE, Budapest), Janusz K. Kozłowski (PAU, UJ, Krakkó):
Results of the Polish-Hungarian archaeological researches at Palaeolithic sites near Eger

12:00–12:30 Tomasz Kalicki (UJK, Kielce), Dobos Anna (EKE, Eger)
Geoarchaeological and geomorphological investigations at Palaeolithic sites near Eger and in the Bükkalja region
12:30–13:30 Lunch time
13:30–14:00 Enikő Magyari (MTA-ELTE, Budapest), Ildikó Vincze (MTA-ELTE, Budapest)
Changes of the vegetation cover during the Neolithic times in the surroundings of Polgár based on the paleoecological investigations and some recent results of charcoal investigations
14:00–14:30 Magdalena Moskal-del Hoyo (PAN, Krakkó): Archaeobotanical investigations
in the Polgár Island

14:30–15:00 Anna Dobos (EKE, Eger): Geomorphological results of investigations in the Tarna Valley, new possibilities for further arhaeological research works

15:00–15:30 Tomasz Kalicki (UJK, Kielce): Geoarchaeological study of the Zagyva valley in context of the Neolithic occupation at Apc

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00–16:30 Pál Raczky (ELTE, Budapest), Alexandra Anders (ELTE, Budapest): Archaeological investigations in the Neolithic sites of the Polgár Island

16:30–17:00 Małgorzata Kaczanowska (PAU, Krakkó), Janusz K. Kozłowski (PAU, UJ,
Krakkó): Evolution of the lithic industries during the Neolithic in the Polgar Island

17:00–17:30 László Domboróczki (DIV, Eger): Archaeological investigations and importances of the Apc-Berekalja I. Neolithic site

17:30–18:00 Małgorzata Kaczanowska (PAU, Krakkó), Janusz K. Kozłowski (PAU, UJ, Krakkó): Results of the study of the lithic industry at Apc Neolithic site

Each presentation lasted 20–25 minutes + 5–10 minutes discussion.
Thank you for our Hungarian and Polish collegues taking part and giving presentations in this dissemination conference in Eger.
Organizing institutes:

Eszterházy Károly University (EKE), Eger
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
Dobó István Castle Museum (DIV), Eger
Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest
Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), Kraków
Dr. Alexandra Anders, archeologist (ELTE, Budapest)
Dr. Anna Dobos, geographer (Geomorphology and Landscape Geography) (EKE, Eger)
Dr. László Domboróczki, archeologist (DIV, Eger)
Norbert Faragó, archeologist (ELTE, Budapest)
Mónika Gutay, archeologist (DIV, Eger)
Dr. Małgorzata Kaczanowska, archeologist (PAU, Kraków)
Prof. Tomasz Kalicki, geographer and geomorphologist (UJK, Kielce)
Prof. Janusz K. Kozłowski, archeologist (PAU, UJ, Kraków)
Dr. Enikő Magyari, paleobotanist (HAS-ELTE, Budapest)
Dr. Zsolt Mester, archeologist (ELTE, Budapest)
Dr. Magdalena Moskal-del Hoyo, archeobotanist (PAN, Kraków)
Dr. Marek Nowak, archeologist (UJ, Kraków)
Prof. Pál Raczky, archeologist (ELTE, Budapest)
Prof. Krzysztof Sobczyk, archeologist (UJ, Krakkó)
Vincze Ildikó paleobotanist (HAS-ELTE, Budapest)

Dr. Anna Dobos és Dr. Zsolt Mester

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