This project aims to assess the transformation of central and decentral structures to govern tank-cascade systems in central Sri Lanka since the antique Anuradhapura Kingdom as a complementary case study to the project of the research group (A-3) Water Management.
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.
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.
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.
This project is interested in questions about the ontological and phenomenological status of the material remains that archaeologists study.
The dissertation project focuses on the study of early Christianity (3rd-6th century) in the region of Thrace.
The purpose of this research is the study of the burial traditions of the Yamnaya culture, which present a complex differentiation and several regional variants.
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).
The projekt aims at understanding the regional features of the pottery found at Tacht-e Soleiman by classifying them into their cultural and archaeologic context. The main focus is on the Early Islamic Period.
Via Britannica: Continuity and change and the Roman infrastructure in Britain from the end of the 4th to the 9th century (B-1-3-2)Dissertation
This dissertation examines the role and fate of the Roman infrastructure in sub-Roman and Early Anglo-Saxon England. Buildings, roads, entire towns left by the Roman power are not only mute remnants of the Empire but can also play an important role as governance resources for emerging polities of Early Medieval Britain.