CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

D1: Population agglomerations at Tripolye-Cucuteni mega-sites

D1 Grafik Siedlungsplan
Fig. 1. Südlicher Teil des Siedlungsplans des ukrainischen Fundplatzes Maidanetske nach geomagnetischer Prospektion. (Ohlrau 2015)

This project deals with the processes of formation and collapse of the Chalcolithic Cucuteni-Tripolye mega-sites with regard to social conditions and consequences, spatial behaviour, the organisation of subsistence and economy and the use of environmental resources. Such processes will be explored in three different regions, covering single mega-sites and their surroundings with a concentration on surveying, excavation, formal analyses of social space and palaeo-environmental reconstructions.
 

D1 Grafik Phytolithen
Abb. 2. Phytolithen. (Kirleis/Dal Corso 2016)

Research activities 2016-2019


Publications:

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 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W.Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1622-1636. DOI 

Dal Corso, M.Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska-Lüth, M., Zanon, M. (eds.) 2019How's Life? Living Conditions in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BCE, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 04Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Dal Corso, M., Out, W.A.,Ohlrau, R., Hofmann, R., Dreibrodt, S., Videiko, M., Müller, J.Kirleis, W. 2018. Where are the cereals? Contribution of phytolith analysis to the study of subsistence economy at the Trypillia site Maidanetske (ca. 3900-3650 BCE), central Ukraine. Journal of Arid Environment 157, 137-148.
DOI 

Dreibrodt, S., Hofmann, R., Sipos, G., Schwark, L., Videiko, M., Shatilo, L., Martini, S., Saggau, P., Bork, H.-R., Kirleis, W., Duttmann, R., Müller, J. 2020. Holocene soil erosion in Eastern Europe-land use and/or climate controlled? The example of a catchment at the Giant Chalcolithic settlement at Maidanetske, central Ukraine. Geomorphology 367, 107302. DOI

Dreibrodt, S., Hofmann, R., Sipos, G., Schwark, L., Videiko, M., Shatilo, L., Martini, S., Saggau, P., Duttmann, R., Bork, H.-R.Kirleis, W.Müller, J.2019. Climate driven history of Holocene erosion in Eastern Europe - the example 1 of a catchment at a giant Chalcolithic settlement at Maidanetske, central Ukraine. EarthArXivDOI

Hofmann, R.Müller, J.Shatilo, L., Videiko, M., Ohlrau, R., Rud, V., Burdo, N., Dal Corso, M., Dreibrodt, S., Kirleis, W. 2019. Governing Tripolye: Integrative architecture in Tripolye settlements. PLoS ONE 14 (9): e0222243. DOI

Hofmann, R.Shatilo, M., Ohlrau, R., Dal Corso, M., Dreibrodt, S., Videiko, M., Rassmann, K., Kirleis, W.Müller, J. 2018. Tripolye – Strategy and Results of an ongoing Ukrainian-European Project. Vita Antiqua 2018 (10), 146-154.

Hofmann, R., Ţerna, S., Ursu, C-E.Brandtstätter, L., Tiede, H., Mainusch, W., Authenrieth, S. 2016. Spatial organization and population size of small Cucuteni-Tripolye settlements: Results of geomagnetic surveys in Baia and Adâncata, Suceava County, Bucovina, Eastern Romania. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 18, 157-189.  DOI 

Kirleis, W.Dal Corso, M. 2016. Trypillian Subsistence Economy: Animal and Plant Exploitation, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100-3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 195-206.

Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt, S. 2016.The Natural Background: Forest, Forest Steppe or Steppe Environment, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100-3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 171-179.

Korvin-Piotrovskiy, A.G., Hofmann, R., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M.Y., Brandtstätter, L. 2016. Pottery Kilns in Trypillian settlements. Tracing the division of labour and the social organisation of Copper Age communities, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100-3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 221-252.

Müller, J. 2016. Human Structure Social Space: What We Can Learn From Trypillia, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M., (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 301-304.

Müller, J., Arponen V.J.P., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R. 2017. The Appearance of Social Inequalities: Cases of Neolithic and Chalcolithic Societies. Origini 38 (2015-2), 65-86.

Müller, J.Hofmann, R., Brandtstätter, L., Ohlrau, R., Videiko, M. 2016. Chronology and Demography: How Many People Lived in a Mega-Site?, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 133-170.

Müller, J., Hofmann, R., Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt S., Ohlrau R., Brandtstätter, L., Dal Corso M., Rassmann, K.,  Burdo, N., Videiko M. 2017Maidanetske 2013. New excavations at a Trypillia mega-site. Майданецьке 2013. Нові Розкопки Великого Трипільського Поселення [English & Ukrainian language], Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa 16. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf: Habelt GmbH.

Müller, J.Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R. 2016. From Domestic Households to Mega-Structures: Proto-Urbanism?, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 253-268.

Müller, J., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, M. 2018. The social constitution and political organisation of Triolye mega-sites: hierarchy and balance, in: Meller, H., Gronenborn, D., Risch, R. (eds.). Überschuss ohne Staat - Politische Formen in der Vorgeschichte, 10. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag, 19-21 Oktober 2017 Halle (Saale) / Surplus without the state - political forms in Prehistory, 10th Archaeological Conference of Central Germany,19-21 October 2017 Halle (Saale), Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle 18. Halle: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, 247-262. 

Müller, J., Pollock, S. 2016. Trypillia and Uruk, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 281-288.

Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.) 2016Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge.

Müller, J., Videiko, M. 2016. Maidanetske: New Facts of a Mega-Site, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory: 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 71-94.

Ohlrau, R. 2020Maidanets'ke. Development and decline of a Trypillia mega-site in Central Ukraine, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 07Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Ohlrau, R., Dal Corso, M.Kirleis, W.Müller, J. 2016. Living on the Edge? Carrying Capacities of Trypillian Settlements in the Buh-Dnipro Interfluve, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, K. (eds.). Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory: 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 207-220.

Ohlrau, R., Rud, V. 2019. Testing Trypillian site development via geomagnetic survey - New 'mega-structures' and plans of smaller sites, in: Mischka, D., Mischka, C., Preoteasa, C. (eds.). Beyond excavation: geophysics, aerial photography and the use of drones in Eastern and Southeastern European archaeology, Proceedings of the international colloquium, 5-8 December 2016 Piatra-Neamţ, Romania, Bibliotheca Memorie Antiquitatis 40, Erlanger Studien zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 3. Piatra-Neamț: Editura „Constantin Matasă”,  87-113.

Pickartz, N., Hofmann, R., Dreibrodt, S., Rassmann, K., Shatilo, M., Ohlrau, R., Wilken, D., Rabbel, W. 2019. Deciphering archeological contexts from the magnetic map: Determination of daub distribution and mass of Chalcolithic house remains. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W.Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1637-1652. DOI

Rud, V., Hofmann, R., Kosakivskyi, V., Zaitseva, O., Müller, J. 2019. Trypillia mega-sites west of Southern Buh River: Preliminary results of Bilyi Kamin site investigation in 2018. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 21, 27-60. DOI

Rud, V., Zaitseva, O., Hofmann, R., Rauba-Bukowska, A., Kosakivskyi, V. 2019. Unique pottery kiln construction? The interpretation of massive clay objects from the Trostianchyk site of the Trypillia culture. Sprawozdania archeologiczne 71, 281-300. DOI

Shatilo, L. 2017. Ornaments and Signs on the Sledge Models from Talianki (Excavation 2012) – Art Decor or a source of information?, in: Ursu, C.-E., Poruciuc, A., Lazarovici, C.-M. (eds.). Papers presented at the international symposium “From Symbols to Signs. Signs, Symbols, Rituals in sanctuaries”, 9-11 September 2016 Suceava, Romania, In Memoriam Gheorge Dumitroaia. Suceava: Editura Karl. A. Romstorfer, 177-185.

Ţerna, S., Vornicu-Ţerna, A., Hofman, R.Dal Corso, M.Shatilo, L., Vasilache-Curoşu, M., Rud, V., Knapp, H., Kirleis, W., Rassmann, K., Müller, J. 2019. Stolniceni – Excavation results from the 2017 campaign. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 21, 209-281. DOI

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Bork

Institut for Ecosystem Research

Olshausenstraße 75, R.107
Phone: +49 431 880-3953
hrbork@ecology.uni-kiel.de

Subproject D1, F2

STAFF

Dr. Marta dal Corso

Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R. 37
Phone: +49 431 880-2338
mdalcorso@ufg.uni-kiel.de

Subproject D1

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