CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

D2: Third millennium transformations of social and economic practices in the German Lower Mountain Range

Network analysis
Network analysis based on the quantitative occurrence of Corded Ware pottery forms, pottery ornamentation styles, tools, weapons and ornaments. The line thickness represents similarity (Furholt 2014).

Project D2 explores the transformation of ritual practices, economic patterns and the use of the environment by communities during the 3rd millennium BCE in the area of the German Lower Mountain Range, which is archaeologically connected to the transition to Corded Ware groups. The main question is to what degree the marked changes in ritual practices and material culture are connected to changes in the economy and land-use. This will be mainly explored through analyses of social networks, nutrition, mobility patterns and land-use, using available archived materials, mainly from graves, but with a special focus on the scarce settlement data.

 

Graphic bone bed
Gallery grave Niedertiefenbach (Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen). Three dimensional representation of the bones documented in ten layers during the excavation of 1961 (Rinne).


Publications:

Feeser, I., Dörfler, W., Kneisel, J., Hinz, M., Dreibrodt, S., 2019. Human impact and population dynamics in the Neolithic and Bronze Age: Multi-proxy evidence from north-western Central Europe. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Fuchs, K., Rinne, C.Drummer, C., Immel, A., Krause-Kyora, B., Nebel, A., 2019. Infectious diseases and Neolithic transformations: Evaluating biological and archaeological proxies in the German loess zone between 5500 and 2500 BCE. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Krause-Kyora, B., Susat, J., Key, F., Kühnert, D., Bosse, E., Immel, A., Rinne, C., Kornell, S.-K., Yepes, D., Franzenburg, S., Heyne, H.O., Meier, T., Lösch, S., Meller, H., Friederich, S., Nicklisch, N., Alt, K.W., Schreiber, S., Tholey, A., Herbig, A., Nebel, A., Krause, J. 2018. Neolithic and Medieval virus genomes reveal complex evolution of Hepatitis B. eLIFE Genomics and Genomics, Microbiology and infectious disease. Short report May 10, 2018. DOI 

Rinne, C., Fuchs, K., Muhlack, J., Dörfler, C., Mehl, A., Nutsua, M., Krause-Kyora, B., 2016. Niedertiefenbach. Ein Galeriegrab der spätneolithischen Wartberggruppe südwestlich von Niedertiefenbach (Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen). Praehistorische Zeitschrift 91 (2), 284–316. DOI

Rinne, C., Fuchs, K., Schade-Lindig, S. (2019) Niedertiefenbach reloaded. The builders of the Wartberg gallery grave, in Müller, J., Hinz, M. and Wunderlich, M. (eds) Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe. Proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel. Vol. 2. Bonn: Habelt. Frühe Monumentalität und Soziale Differenzierung. 18, pp. 1073–1082.

Rinne, C., 2017: Ein jungneolithisches Erdwerk aus Südniedersachsen – Der „Kleine Heldenberg“ bei Salzderhelden, Stadt Einbeck, in: Rinne, C., Reinhard, J., Roth Heege, E., Teuber, S. (eds.), Vom Bodenfund zum Buch - Archäologie durch die Zeiten: Festschrift für Andreas Heege. Historische Archäologie Sonderband 1, 63–81.

Rinne, C., Fuchs, K. and Krause-Kyora, B. (2016) ‘Niedertiefenbach. Ein Galeriegrab der spätneolithischen Wartberggruppe südwestlich von Niedertiefenbach (Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen)’, Praehistorische Zeitschrift 91 (2), pp.284–316, doi:DOI.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Dr. Christoph Rinne

Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R.136a
Phone: +49 431 880-3378
crinne@ufg.uni-kiel.de

Subprojects D2, F1

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