CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

A2: Integrative Modelling of Socio-Environmental System Dynamics

Selected study areas for the first analytical steps
Selected study areas for the first analytical steps

The development of an integrative modelling framework to analyze and simulate the spatial and temporal dynamics of transformation, adaptation and reorganization processes in human-nature environments of prehistoric and archaic societies constitutes the main focus of project A2. Based on the data and expert knowledge gained conceptual and computerized models will be set up  in order to simulate the spatio-temporal patterns of development and transformation processes in human-organized landscapes in Europe and the Mediterranean.


Arponen, V.P.J., Dörfler, W., Feeser, I., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hinz, M., Knitter, D., Müller-Scheesel, N., Ott, K., Ribeiro, A. 2019Environmental determinism and archaeology: Understanding and evaluating determinism in research design. Archaeological Dialogues 26 (1), 1–9. DOI 

Dal Corso, M., Hamer, W., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, L., Knitter, D., Dreibrodt, S.,  Saggau, P., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Knapp, H.,  Benecke, N., Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019Modelling landscape transformation at the Chalcolithic Tripolye mega-site of Maidanetske (Ukraine): Wood demand and availability. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Knitter D., Bebermeier W., Krause J., Schütt B. 2018. Critical Physical Geography in Practice: Landscape Archaeology. In: Lave R., Biermann C., Lane S. (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 179–200. Abstract  

Knitter, D., Brozio J.P., Dörfler, W., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Hamer, W., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., Nakoinz, O., 2019Transforming Landscapes: Land-use Patterns of Environmental Borderlands. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies.  DOI

Knitter, D., Brozio, J.P., Hamer, W.Duttmann, R., Müller, J., Nakoinz, O.2019. Transformations and Site Locations from a Landscape Archaeological Perspective: The Case of Neolithic Wagrien, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Land 8 (4), 1–17.

Knitter, D., Ludwig, B., 2017Mapping and Analyzing the Micro-Region Pergamon -- An example of Reproducible Research. In: Roosevelt, C. (ed), Spatial Webs: Mapping Anatolian Pasts for Research and the Public. Proceedings of the 12th International Anamed Annual Symposium, 29-30 November Istanbul, Turkey.

Knitter, D.Nakoinz, O.2018. The Relative Concentration of Interaction—A Proposal for an Integrated Understanding of Centrality and Central Places. Land 7(3), 86. DOI