Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Prehistoric Demography - CROSSDEM - is a workshop designed to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines, including archaeology, environmental sciences, anthropology, and genomics, to identify common ground for the study of prehistoric population history and demography. In its upcoming edition as a joint venture of the Universities of Aarhus and Cologne, CROSSDEM 2021 will focus on (a) the intersection of quantitative/eco-informatics models with premodern demography and social transmission as well as on (b) the integration of actualistic/ethnographic information with understandings of past demography and cultural evolution. The CROSSDEM 2021 keynotes will address these topics.


Dates: 17-19th March 2021

Location: Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University/Moesgård Museum, 8270 Højberg, Denmark

Please note that we will facilitate both remote presentation and digital audiences, and that we strongly encourage – for both public health and environmental reasons – the local or regional organization of CROSSDEM satellite meet-ups in case national travel and congregation restriction still apply in March.

Organising/Scientific Committee

Professor Felix Riede

Junior Professor Andreas Maier 

Dr.  Isabell Schmidt 

Jesper Borre Pedersen, M.A.


CROSSDEM 2021 is generously funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Prof. Felix Riede (grant agreement 817564) under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and by the German Research Foundation (Project-ID 57444011) CRC 806 “Our Way to Europe”, University of Cologne.