34th International Geological Congress (IGC), Australia 2012
At the 34th IGC, held at Brisbane, Australia from 2 to 10 August 2012 IGCP567 organises a thematic symposium (36.3) on Natural hazards and ancient societies, convened by Patrick Nunn (Australia), Bruce McFadgen (New Zealand), Iain Stewart (U.K.) and Manuel Sintubin (Belgium).
This session addresses multidisciplinary approaches to understanding natural hazards and human culture change during recent millennia. Key hazards are tectonic in origin (earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions) but other extreme natural phenomena are relevant. Archaeological and historical records can improve chronologies of many hazardous events, and how events affected past societies. Ancient myths and legends may provide supporting detail. It is, however, important to understand how such events get encoded in oral traditions and written records. Understanding how natural hazards affected former societies can extend our knowledge about the resilience and adaptability of modern human communities to future hazard threats.
- September 2011: Third Circular
- February 17th, 2012: Deadline for abstract submission
- April 30th, 2012: Presenter’s registration deadline / Early Bird registrations close
- July 1st, 2012: Standard Congress registrations close
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