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Conturines - way to the cave entrance

·       Wednesday, September 10th 2014:

o   arrival

o   Registration of ICBS participants

o   In the evening : get together, welcome drink and dinner

·        Thursday, September 11th 2014:


o   9:00 Opening with Robert Rottonara (Mayor Corvara) and Oscar Alfreider (President tourism association Alta Badia)


o   9:30 – 10:00 Guiseppe Santi: Cave bears in Italy: Updates and new perspectives


o   10:00 – 10:30 Mario Rossi: The evolution of cave bears: old hypotheses and new perspectives


o   10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break


o   10:45 – 11:15 Michael Hofreiter: 20 years of cave bear DNA sequences at the 20th cave bear symposium


o   11:15 – 11:45 Axel Barlow: Cave bear genomics


o   11:45 – 12:15 Gloria Gonzalez-Fortes: Studying the Cave Bear Populations in North of Spain from Complete Mitochondrial Genomes


o   12:15 – 12:45 Johanna L.A. Paijmans: Genetic variability and population history of Eurasian wolverines since the Late Pleistocene


o   12:45 – 14:30 Lunch at Hotel Marmolada


o   14:30 – 15:00 Martin Sabol: A high-alpine record of cave bears from Slovakia


o   15:00 – 15:30 Adrian Marciszak: Brown bear Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 in Poland


o   15:30 – 16:00 Erik Ersmark: Rise and fall of the Scandinavian brown bear


o   16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break


o   16:15 – 16:45 Ana García-Vázquez: Love or Hate? On Brown and Cave Bears in the Iberian Peninsula


o   16:45 – 17:15  Doris Nagel: Populations variations in extant and fossil spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta)


o   17:15 – 17:45 Lana Laughlan:  The Fossil Gauerblick Cave Fauna


o   17:45 – 18:15 Ina Wunn: Neanderthal Man, Territoriality, and Religion


o   19:30  Dinner at the Hotel


·       Friday, September 12th 2014:

EXCURSION: we recommend hiking shoes, rain shield, warm clothing, backpack

Conturines Cave: 3 hours hiking tour to the cave entrance or helicopter flight to the cave

Alternative program:

1)    South Tyrol Museum of Archeology/Bozen (5000 years old human mummy “Ötzi: http:/www.iceman.it/en

2)    Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor: http://www.museumladin.it/en/the-museum.asp

In the evening dinner at Hotel Marmolada

At 20:30 you can join a public talk of Gernot Rabeder at San Cassiano: "Der ladinische Bär und die Conturineshöhle"

·       Saturday, September 13th 2014:

o   Morning: poster session

o   Visit of the Museum Ursus ladinicus in St. Kassian

o   Hiking tour at Pralongia: Dr. Prinoth from Museum ladin Ursus ladinicus will give us an introduction to the geology and history of this region.

o   Evening event at the mountain restaurant “Punta Trieste” (2000m)

     Descent to Corvara 30min. walk or by cross country vehicles


·        Sunday, September 14th 2014 Day of Departure

Entrance Conturines cave
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