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INTAV is an International focus group within INQUA that has been both a driver and vehicle for one of the major avenues for the advancement of Quaternary science in recent times: developments in the science, methodology, and application of tephrochronology. Tephrochronology is the use of primary tephra layers or cryptotephra deposits as isochronous beds to connect

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Professor Sir Nicholas Shackleton –or ‘Nick’ as he preferred to be called- was one of the foremost Quaternary scientists in the world, his scientific legacy in no need of elaboration. In recognition of his pivotal contributions to palaeoceanography and the verification of the global importance of Milankovitch cycles, Nick was elected to the Royal Society

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The APA meeting in Tokyo 2016 is approaching! It is only one months away! The Eighth Bi-Annual Meeting of the Asian Paleolithic Association will be held at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, between June 24th and 28th, 2016. So far, 110 participants from eleven countries have registered, bringing diverse research topics focusing on a variety

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SEQS (INQUA Section on European Quaternary Stratigraphy) for the 2016-2019 Intercongress period will aim to build a Database of Terrestrial European Stratigraphy (DATESTRA- http://datestra-seqs.strikingly.com/). This is seen as an European Geographic Stratigraphical Database that follows the activities and the projects carried out by SEQS during the previous Intra-Congress periods that allowed scientists from all over Europe

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A glimpse of the EGU General Assembly 2016   The term Anthropocene is more widely used and is on the edge of becoming a fixed term in the Geosciences. So that at this year’s EGU a full session on the topic was hosted (for details see http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/session/21943). The anthropogenic influence on the earth’s system is

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