Excellence Cluster Topoi (2011–2019)

represented by the directors:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Graßhoff
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Excellence Cluster Topoi, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer
Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie, Fabeckstraße 23–25, 14195 Berlin, Germany



Daniel Schwarz and Tobias Florek

Disclaimer | Haftungsausschluss

Content of online information

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References and links
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Copyright and trade marks
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Copyright – The Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi
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Data Protection

Personal data

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In the event that any parts of the Cluster’s internet site may contain the possibility to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses), provision of any such information will be entirely voluntary on the part of the user.

Newsletter Neotopia

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User analysis of the website

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The IP address is immediately anonymised as soon as it is processed and saved. Piwik is configured as recommended by the Independent State Centre for Data Protection (ULD) and complies with all current data protection regulations.

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