CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation


Biweekly Colloquium: “Mobility, territoriality and transformations in Northern Italy from the Bell Beaker period to the Terramare and Frattesina”

Nov 25, 2019 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Leibnizstr. 1, room 204

Dr. Claudio Cavazzuti • Museo delle Civiltà (Rome, Ministry of Culture)

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Workshop "Millet and what else? The wider context of the adoption of millet cultivation in Europe"

Nov 27, 2019 to Nov 28, 2019

Millet And what else? Inernational Workshop

International workshop:
“Millet and what else? The wider context of the adoption of millet cultivation in Europe”

27-28 November 2019
Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel, Germany

Workshop program

Within the Collaborative Research Centre 1266 at Kiel University, the ‘Millet Dating Programme’ (2017-2019) produced direct radiocarbon dates on over a hundred grains of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) from archaeological sites across Europe. The results demonstrate that millet cultivation began during the Middle and Late Bronze Age, at slightly different times in different parts of Europe (Filipović et al. in prep.) and earliest in Ukraine (Dal Corso et al. in prep.). Building upon the now available solid chronological basis, we want to explore how the (beginning of) full cultivation of millet across Europe correlates with changes and new tendencies in economy and lifestyle recognised from the archaeological record. Moving beyond the When?, we want to investigate the How? and Why? of the integration of millet into Bronze Age agrarian systems.

This workshop will present and discuss:

  • Aspects of subsistence economy in different regions of Europe in the Middle-Late Bronze Age, and the changes in it that took place when millet became one of the staple crops.
  • Ethnographic and experimental insights into millet cropping systems, from sowing to consumption, including aspects such as the required time/labour and yield-improvement measures.
  • New scientific methods that track the spread, cultivation or consumption of millet, and their integration with conventional approaches.

Dragana Filipović

Confirmed speakers and talks:
László Bartosiewicz
Novelties in animal herding and consumption in Bronze Age Europe Abstract

Blandine Courel
Miliacin in palaeosoils and sediments, a powerful biomarker for telling stories about broomcorn millet Abstract

Oliver Craig
Towards the quantification of millet in ancient diets using stable isotopes

Eiko Endo
Chasing Chinese millets in Ukraine using seed impressions in pottery Abstract

Stefania Grando
Proso millet: cultivation, agronomic practices, and uses Abstract

Mária Hajnalová
Timing the introduction of Panicum miliaceum to the Middle Danube Region – dual evidence Abstract

Monika Hellmund
On the "early" evidence of broomcorn millet in central Germany, primarily Saxony-Anhalt Abstract

Taylor Hermes
Early integration of pastoralism and millet cultivation in Bronze Age Eurasia Abstract

Helmut Kroll
Weedy millets and millet weeds

Marco Madella
Looking away from Europe: A wider perspective on millets in dry lands Abstract

Elena Marinova
Millets in Bulgaria – diachronic overview of their role in the subsistence and critical review of the archaeological finds Abstract

Giedrė Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė
Millet cultivation in the Belarus and the Baltic States Abstract

Aldona Mueller-Bieniek
The Bronze Age in Poland - archaeological and environmental traces of subsistence strategies Abstract

Galyna Pashkevych
Ukrainian dishes from millet Abstract

Adéla Pokorná
Bronze Age agricultural changes in the Czech Republic Abstract

Mauro Rottoli
The successful spread of millets in Northern Italy Abstract

Edward Standall
Molecular and isotopic identification of millet in prehistoric pottery: New results from Bruszczewo, Poland Abstract

Hans-Peter Stika
The start of millet cultivation in Iberia Abstract

Astrid Stobbe
Archaeobotany in Romania – investigations in the Late Bronze Age fortification Corneşti-Iarcuri Abstract

Amy Styring
Detecting the manuring of millet in the past Abstract

Naomi Sykes
Chicken feed: tracking the introduction and incorporation of new plants and animals Abstract

Andrés Teira-Brión
Traditional millet growing in NW Iberia: from the ethnographic insights to the archaeobotanical implications Abstract

Tjaša Tolar
Before and after millet in Slovenia, south of the Alps to the Balkans Abstract

Françoise Toulemonde & Julian Wiethold
Millets in Bronze Age agriculture and food consumption in Northeastern France Abstract

Keynote lecture:
Anthony Harding
Change in the later second millennium BC: plants, pots, and people Abstract

Workshop Organisers:
Dragana Filipović
Marta Dal Corso
Wiebke Kirleis

Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, CAU Kiel



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Lunchtime Seminar: “Horticulturalists”

Dec 04, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Olshausenstraße 75, Room 26

Dynamics of Plant Economies in Ancient Societies
Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, Dr. Dragana Filipovic

Late Mesolithic and Neolithic Transformations on the Northern and Central European Plain
Dr. Sönke Hartz, Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Dr. Jan Piet Brozio

The Dynamics of Early Farming Communities of the Northwestern Carpathian Basin
Prof. Dr. Martin Furholt, Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Bork, Dr. Maria Wunderlich, Dr. Nils Müller-Scheeßel

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Conference „Leave no stone unturned ! Megaliths in conference“

Dec 03, 2019 to Dec 05, 2019

Akademie Sankemark, Akademieweg 6, 24988 Oeversee

Conference to conclude the project Megalithic Routes in Schleswig-Holstein

The conference takes place from 03. - 05.12.2019 in the Akademie Sankelmark.

They are everywhere: In movies and on television, in
Europe and Schleswig-Holstein, in research and presentation,
in tourism and monument protection. Megalithic
tombs such as Stonehenge and the Brutkamp are the
oldest forms of architecture in our cultural landscape –
and they still fascinate us today! Register now for this
three day conference including an excursion to Denmark
or Dithmarschen!

Registration deadline: 15.11.2019


Registration: Garnet Friedrichsen (

Further information (german) or contact Birte Anspach ( or Christian Weltecke (

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Manifestation of economy changes in the Middle Bronze Age Moravia”

Dec 09, 2019 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Leibnizstr. 1, room 204

Dr. Klára Šabatová • Masaryk University

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Lunchtime Seminar: “Mediterranean Pre-State and State Societies”

Dec 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Olshausenstraße 75, Room 26

Supra-regional Crises: Abrupt Climate Change around 4200 years BP
Dr. Mara Weinelt, Dr. Jutta Kneisel, Dr. Christoph Rinne, Prof. Dr. Ralph Schneider, Dr. Artur Ribeiro

Interregional Comparison of Iron Age Transformations (New Project for Phase 2)
Dr. Oliver Nakoinz, Dr. Simon Stoddart

Humans and Landscape between the 7th and 1st Centuries BCE in the Eastern Mediterranean (New Project Title)
Prof. Dr. Annette Haug, Prof. Dr. Josef Wiesehöfer, Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel, Prof. Dr. Patric-Alexander Kreuz, Dr. Claas Lattmann

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Time and temporality: integrating new scientific chronologies into approaches to European prehistory”

Jan 13, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Leibnizstr. 1, room 204

Dr. Seren Griffiths • University of  Central Lancashire

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Lunchtime Seminar: “Agriculturalists and First Metallurgists”

Jan 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Olshausenstraße 75, Room 26

Population Agglomerations at Tripolye-Cucuteni Mega-sites
Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Bork, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, Dr. Marta Dal Corso, Dr. Robert Hofmann

Third Millennium Transformations in the German Lower Mountain Range
Dr. Christoph Rinne, Prof. Dr. Martin Furholt

The Bronze Age in North Central Europe
Dr. Jutta Kneisel

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Archaeological colloquium: „Eine gemeinsame Ideologie des Todes? Die spätneolithischen Galeriegräber im westlichen Deutschland und die allées sépulcrales des Pariser Beckens“

Jan 20, 2020 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 4, R. 28

Eleonore Pape, M.A.  Göttingen

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Lunchtime Seminar: “Complex Foragers” and “Theory and Modelling”

Jan 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Olshausenstraße 75, Room 26

Complex Foragers:

Pioneers of the North
Dr. Berit Valentin Eriksen, Dr. Mara-Julia Weber, Dr. Sonja Grimm

Transitions of Specialized Foragers
Dr. Harald Lübke, Dr. John Meadows, Dr. Sönke Hartz, Dr. Ulrich Schmölcke, Dr. Daniel Groß


Theory and Modelling:

Theories of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies
Prof. Dr. Annette Haug, Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott, Prof. Dr. Henny Piezonka, Dr. Maria Wunderlich, Dr. Vesa Arponen

Integrative Modelling of Socio-Environmental System Dynamics
Dr. Oliver Nakoinz, Prof. Dr. Rainer Duttmann, Dr. Daniel Knitter

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Words are not enough. Materiality of funerary rituals in Roman Pompeii”

Feb 10, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Leibnizstr. 1, room 204

Prof. William van Andringa • University of Lille​​​​​​​

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