This project investigates the changing relationship between the tetrarchic palace of Felix Romuliana near Gamzigrad in Eastern Serbia and its immediate hinterland over time, with a particular focus on developments during periods of socio-political in-/stability in the region.
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.
Julia Schönicke investigates the diversity, (dis-)continuity and (in-)stability of abandonment processes in Göbekli Tepe during the transition from foraging societies to a producing way of life.
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).
Based on the earliest cuneiform sources from late 4th to early 3rd millennium Southern Mesopotamia, this research project aims to provide an examination of the cuneiform evidence related to sheep husbandry, its economic significance, and its administrative aspects.
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 main purpose of this research project is to examine through an archaeometric approach the pottery production from Arslantepe in the Malatya Plain (Eastern Anatolia) and the Upper Euphrates Valley between the Late Chalcolithic 1 and the Early Bronze Age III (4250-2000 BCE) in order to define: the raw material procurement patterns, the complexity level of the production modes, the nature of interactions between the communities of the Malatya plain, the Euphrates valley and the surrounding Anatolian world. In more detail, the aim ist to assess the elements of continuity/discontinuity of such aspects in connection with the significant social, economic and political changes occurred during the two millennia under investigation.
Deir Anba Hadra, also known as monastery of St. Simeon, is located on the West bank of Assuan across from Elephantine island about one kilometer inland on the gebel, overlooking a desert valley. Its ruin, dominated by the monumental residential tower, belongs to the best-preserved specimens of monastic architecture from late antique and early Islamicate Egypt. The ongoing work on the monastery, a cooperation between the German Archaeological Institute, Dept. Cairo, and the Excellence Cluster Topoi further expands on the architectural history of the church, its painted decoration, the economic buildings of the monastery, and archaeo-botanical research.
Die wirtschaftliche Verflechtung von Tell el-Amarna mit anderen Handelsräumen anhand des Keramikspektrums (A-6-9-1)Dissertation
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 thesis focuses on wheel-thrown pottery of Germania Magna from the area between Elbe and Oder.