This project aims to investigate the location of Göbekli Tepe against the background of its regional and natural embedding.
Diachronic analysis of the interactions between landscape characteristics and settlement patterns in the surroundings of the Neolithic site Göbekli Tepe (A-1-9-1)Dissertation
Within this doctoral project the relationship between environment and settlement strategies in the hinterland of Göbekli Tepe in prehistoric and historic times is investigated.
One of the main research topics of this project is the analysis of urban development. Thus the colonization of a marginal habitat and its determining factors was an important focus of research.
The dissertation proposal deals with the metallurgy, their impact on the cultural landscape of Elba and the mining slavery in the 1st millennium BCE.
This project intends to offer a critical overview of the studies published so far and chronological results on dealing with marble extraction, export, distribution and the influence of these industrial circumstances on the city and their environment.
The land and its people. Quantifying environment impact on identity in the late iron age of Europe through modelling techniques (B-4-COFUND-2)Third-party funded project
This project focuses on Central and South-East Europe during the Late Iron Age, a time considered the dawn of large group identity in the region. It represents a pilot study that aims to build into a wider project with a larger data sample.
The aim of this project is to systematically examine the little studied strategies of water management in ancient cities of Sicily from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This project investigates the history of early Christianity in the Kalykadnos valley and adjacent areas. To fulfill this task a cross-disciplinary approach has been chosen. A variety of sources – ranging from literary to epigraphic and archaeological material – is taken into account.
Gesellschaftliche Bedingungen technologischer Entwicklungen im Neolithikum und frühen Chalkolithikum Turkmenistans (Z-BerGSAS-X-5)Dissertation
This dissertation project, based on a practice-theoretical background, is dedicated to the investigation of daily practice of the inhabitants of Neolithic and Eneolithic Monjukli Depe in Turkmenistan.
Travelling Things: Thinking on the character of ‘Roman imports’ in Central Germany’s ‘Barbaricum’ (B-4-4-1)Dissertation
The aim of this study was to investigate the character of the “Roman import” phenomenon. In the past, “Roman imports” were usually discussed as objects in anthropocentric conceptualized contexts like trade contacts, mercenary services, gift exchanges, predatory economies and ethnic identities. In his dissertation project, by contrast, Stefan Schreiber offers a thinking perspective, that ‘Roman import’ should not be seen merely as a scientific construction, or an empirical category. Instead, he takes a symmetrical point of view. From a theoretical neo-materialistic perspective, Stefan Schreiber argues that things are not objects but assemblages (cf. DeLanda). They are heterogeneous and fluid entities. Therefore, to analyze things means to analyze not their stable essences but their intra-active enactments (cf. Barad) and entanglements.