Northeastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy

(NAQS) An International Focus Group


We invite You to the second meeting of the International Focus Group on North-Eastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy: October 24th, 2018 in Zagreb (Croatia)

Climatic event 1,5 ka BP (Late Antiquity and Migration Period crisis) - its significance and place in Holocene climatostratigraphy

This meeting will accompany the 5th Geoarcheological conference: Late Antiquity and Migration Period in the light of geoarchaeological records  from the eastern Mediterranean, eastern Adriatic and adjacent regions

The conference and second NAQS meeting will be held at the Library of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb University, 23th - 24rd October 2018 (see:

During the second NAQS meeting there will be discussed results of the newest researches concerning nature, significance and potential place in Holocne climatostratigraphy so called Bond climatic event no. 1 (1500 BP) which is correlated with Late Antiquity and Migration Period. This rapid climatic event occurred between 300-600 AD in Europe, North Africa and also in Asia. During second day of the meeting, a field workshop for students and young scientists from Croatia and neighboring countries will be organized (near Crikvenica, Adriatic sea coast).

The second INQUA-NAQS meeting will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, Ivana Lučića 3 St., Croatia (hall on the 2nd floor of the Faculty Library). We invite all who are interested in this subject to participate in the meeting and to give a short presentation (15 minutes) of your paleoclimatic or paleoenvironmental research. All necessary information on meeting will be published soon on the official web page of NAQS (

Pleae, sent registration form by e-mail together with title of your presentation, abstract (maximum 1 page) and basic personal data (name and surname, academic degree, name of the Institution and data for correspondence) to prof. Leszek Marks ( or dr. Fabian Welc ( before August 31st, 2018. Participation in the conference and the meeting is free and accommodation is on the cost of participants.


We hope to meet you in Zagreb,  Leszek Marks and Fabian Welc


NAQS - Northeastern African Quaternary Stratigraphy is an international focus group active in the framework of INQUA Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (INQUA-SACCOM). One of the main goals of the NAQS is scientific discussion concerning development of a uniform and formal Late Pleistocene and Holocene climatostratigraphic division for the area of Northeastern Africa. Read more »

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