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Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte

The Commission for Bavarian Regional History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences is a scientific institution for the study of the history of Old Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia. The Institute for Folklife Studies and the Svabian research site Augsburg are affiliated to the Commission. In the following you can inform yourself about the structure and activities of the commission and make use of its...

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Ortsnamen zwischen Rhein und Elbe. Onomastik im europäischen Raum

The aim of the project is to record all older place names of the federal state of Bremen, the federal state of Lower Saxony and the Westphalian part of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, additionally, to compile the historical tradition, to present explanations of names made in previous research and to present its own interpretation. The project is carried by the Göttingen Academy of...

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The role of culture in early expansions of humans

Human evolution is a story of expansions. During the last two million years the genus Homo spread from Africa into Asia and Europe in several waves of migration. New species developed and old groups became extinct (range expansions). As early as three million years ago, hominins had established new ways of dealing with their specific environment through culture. Stone tools produced with the help...

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