The Sealinks Project will participate in a one-day conference at the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters in Copenhagen, 31 March, 2014. The conference “Becoming Urban: The Challenge of High Definition” will explore how interdisciplinary approaches can be used to study the rise of urban networks in human history. Dr. Nicole Boivin (University of Oxford) and Professor Mark Horton (University of Bristol), both of the Sealinks Project, will give presentations.
Becoming urban is widely recognized as one of the great ’turns’ of world history. The innovations, cultural entanglements and environmental exchanges afforded by urbanism and the networks which urban development catalysed led to social and material complexity, which make up the core of today’s civilization. Emerging applications of archaeological, isotopic, biomolecular and geoarchaeological methods are now transforming our ability to read the scale and pace of these events and processes.