The thesis deals with the economic interdependences of the city of Tell el-Amarna within Egypt itself, the Mediterranean area and the Ancient Near East on the basis of the relevant pottery
The settlement of Komariv is associated with extensive production of glass vessels, which required corresponding know-how and employed Roman production methods. The initial studies in this project focus on the site itself and an analysis of the glass fragments salvaged from there.
The Lossow project builds on research results obtained in Lossow during the first funding period. The task now is to analyze pottery finds to determine the extent to which production centers and distribution regions were connected with central places.
Anhand von Survey-Keramik aus dem nordsyrischen mittleren Euphrattal, dem weiteren Umland der antiken Metropole Tuttul (Tall Bi’a) nahe des heutigen ar-Raqqa, sollen mittels archäometrischer Analysen Verbreitungsgebiete von Keramik definiert werden. Die Aussagen zur Distribution sollen Informationen zu den raumwirksamen wirtschaftlichen Strukturen und Handelsverbindungen ermöglichen. Die Region, die etwa 120 km des Talbereiches umfasst, wurde unter Leitung des Projektleiters im Rahmen eines von der Gerda Henkel-Stiftung finanzierten Projektes untersucht – die gesamte signifikante Keramik befindet sich in Berlin.
This project studies a pottery workshop and the associated ceramics in Musawwarat es-Sufra, a unique sacral site of the Meroitic period (3rd century BC to 4th century AD) in Sudan. A propos this material, the project investigates a wide range of aspects concerning the production, distribution and use of Meroitic pottery.
This research project explores the emergence and distribution of Nabataean fine ceramics in the 2nd century BC – 4th century AD. It is investigated to what extent the typical type of ceramic is to be classified as an identity marker of Nabataean culture and society.
Despite of the abundant epigraphic sources from the urban center Nikaia/Nicaea and its extensive and well-connected agricultural hinterland, archaeological information on the regional rural landscape and settlement pattern are very scarce. The historic-geographic definition of the chora of Iznik has been based almost exclusively on the epigraphic evidence, shedding light on the socio-economic role of the village communities in the territorial organization. The research questions addressed in the framework of the project concern the archaeological definition of the local rural settlement history, sites typology and function (villae, farms, and villages), land use and resource exploitation, production and distribution of food and ceramic commodities from the Hellenistic to the Late Antique period. For this purpose a body of integrated landscape archaeological methods including remote sensing techniques, archaeomorphological analysis, extensive and intensive fieldwork in test areas, as well as GIS-based mapping and spatial analysis is used.
This project developed hydrological models that facilitate a differentiated understanding of actual water balance conditions before and as a result of implementation of water management measures in the western Mediterranean region.
This research project examined and evaluated the foundations and regulations of Roman law concerning water usage and distribution. The legal regulatory options were investigated and compared based on an analysis of juridical, gromatical and literary sources.
Within the scope of this research project, technical and legal water management structures on the Iberian Peninsula that have survived from the Roman and Moorish periods were systematically collected, categorized and chronologized.