Robert Martin studied prehistoric archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin. Since November 2016 he participates in the PhD program “Landscape Archaeology and Architecture” (LAA) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). Besides this, he cooperates with the research group (D-6) Atlas of Innovations. The subject of the dissertation is the process of glass innovation in the second millennium BC. In establishing a catalogue of the various forms of glass objects and their specific spatial distribution the thesis tries to establish various aspects of innovation. One crucial aspect is to find a plausible explanation for the geographical and temporal instability of this innovation.