Early Iron in South Asia (PLUS-10)

Additional project

The project aims to compile and catalogue archaeological evidence on early iron smelting in Sri Lanka and thus takes up research aims and questions already addressed in the framework of the research group (A-5) Iron.

Long Living Landscapes (PLUS-9)

Additional project

Cultural landscapes predominate the earth surface. Terraced landscapes are a prominent example for long existing agriculturally used landscapes. Due to their ages with first known implementation during Bronze Age, their high stability and their wide distribution across the Mediterranean terraces are in the focus of this research.


Additional project

The project is concerned with the procurement and use of cobalt ore in the production of vitreous materials, notably glass, in the workshops the Late Bronze Age Egyptian settlement of Tell el-Amarna. Research methods include chemical analysis using pXRF, LA-ICP-MS and spatial analysis.

Destined to fail? (PLUS-2)

Additional project

The project aims at reconstructing parts of the late history of Pi-Ramesse by analyzing aspects of the material culture unearthed during the excavations and combining the evidence with written sources from the 12th and 11th centuries BC.

The Glass, Faience and Food in Late Bronze Age Societies (A-6-COFUND-1)

Third-party funded project

This project aimed to establish an in-depth understanding of the administration and control of high-temperature (glass, faience and food) industries on an urban level and the socio­ economic relationship between the elite and the non-elite members of society in Late Bronze Age (LBA) Egypt and Mesopotamia (c. 1650-1050 BC).

Early-Islamic Pottery from Tacht-e Soleiman (C-3-0-3)


The project researches the Islamic pottery found at Tacht-e Soleiman in Iran and aims at understanding production and provenance. The mains focus lies on the archaeometric identification of a local pottery production.