Conference Reports

Suzanne A. G. Leroy, Iain Stewart, F.F. Gorbatsevich, Afia Akhtar
2003 Episodes  
Camel caravan in the Sahara of Mauritania. Introduced here around AD 100, camels rapidly replaced horses and oxen as the climate became drier in the following centuries. (Photo: S. Leroy) Remains of the 13 th century city of Chinguetti, in the Mauritanian Sahara, the seventh holiest city in Islam and a World Heritage Site since 1996. It was created as a stop-over for the caravan trade( mainly salt), and was built on the site of the 7 th century town of Abbere that had disappeared beneath be
more » ... ared beneath be desert sands. Chinguetti's heydays were between the 17 th and 19 th centuries but several levels are now under sand With the help of international wrapped up by a last plenary session: either a more philosophical approach, or a social one. A representative of a series of insurance companies gave his own analysis of risk. Owing to our academic sponsors (PAGES, INQUA, The British Academy, the IUGS Geoindicators Initiative, IUGS-SOTSPI), a programme of 35 posters could also be set up for our younger scientists or scientists who were not fluent enough in English. Enough time was allowed in the programme for detailed discussions of these results. Our social programme allowed also the scientists to meet informally around an ice breaker at the Beldam Art Gallery (Brunel), a sumptuous conference dinner at the Royal Institution (Central London) and a boat trip on the Grand Union canal (near the campus). More on our web site:
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