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Thursday, 3 November

11:00 15:00 Arrival of guests check-in at Hotel Hospiz (Neckarhalde 2)
20:00 Welcome dinner at Weinstube Forelle (Kronenstraße 8)

Friday, 4 November

10:00 10:15 Katerina Harvati and Gerhard Jäger
Welcome and Introduction to the DFG Center
10:15 10:30 Hugo Reyes-Centeno and Lumila Menéndez
Symposium Overview
10:30 12:30 Earliest colonisation of the Americas
session chaired by Katerina Harvati
10:30 11:00 Susan Mentzer, University of Tübingen
Geoarchaeological perspectives on issues of survey, stratification, and technocomplex definitions in the search for Clovis and pre-Clovis sites in caves and rockshelters
11:00 11:30 Gustavo Politis, National University of Central Buenos Aires
Clocking the arrival of Homo Sapiens into the Southern Cone of South America
11:30 12:00 Kurt Rademaker, Northern Illinois University
Bioarchaeology of Andean highlanders: a view from Cuncaicha rockshelter
12:00 12:30 Session Discussion
12:30 Lunch (catered)
13:45 Symposium Photo
14:00 20:00 Settlement of the Americas
Session chaired by Johannes Krause
14:00 14:30 André Strauss, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Diachronic cranial morphological diversity in South America: a functional approach
14:30 15:00 Lumila Menéndez, University of Tübingen
Spatial patterns of cranial diversification in the southern cone of South America: The role of non-random factors
15:00 15:30 Rolando González-José, National Patagonian Research Center
The settlement of the New World as inferred from craniofacial and genomic data: a critical review
15:30 16:00 Discussion
16:00 17:00 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibit
Döbereiner Chala Aldana
Title TBA
Sophia Haller von Hallerstein
Paleo-ecology and diet in the Pucuncho Basin
Tatiana Feuerborn
Genetic identification of canid in high altitude Paleoindian Peruvian site
Michael Francken and Judith Beier
The human remains from Cuncaicha Rock Shelter, Peru
Sarah A. Meinekat
The site formation of Cuncaicha Rockshelter, Peru
20:00 Dinner at Ludwigs Uhlandstraße 1 (by invitation)

Saturday, 5 November

10:00 12:00 Population expansions and contacts in the Americas I
Session chaired by Igor Yanovich
10:00 10:30 Chiara Barbieri, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Reconstructing demographic change and population movements through the Amazonia to Pacific corridor
10:30 11:00 Pieter Muysken, Radboud University
Language history and language contact in the indigenous languages of Lowland South America
11:00 11:30 Willem Adelaar, Leiden University
Combining internal reconstruction and contact reconstruction for a longitudinal perspective of linguistic prehistory in the Andes
11:30 12:00 Discussion
12:00 13:00 Lunch (catered)
13:00 15:00 Population expansions and contacts in the Americas II
session chaired by Gerhard Jäger
13:00 13:30 Johanna Nichols and Christ Bentz, University of California – Berkeley and University of Tübingen
Morphological complexity as evidence for population isolation
13:40 14:10 Matthias Urban, Leiden University
Diachronic perspectives on maritime vocabulary in languages of Pacific Meso- and South America
14:10 14:40 Kirsten Bos, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Disease exchange in the Colonial Americas
14:40 Discussion and closing
16:00 Optional: Tour of paleoanthropology laboratories and osteology collections

Sunday, 6 November

10:00 Optional: Trip to Blaubeuren and prehistoric cave sites of the Swabian Jura