CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

A1: Theories of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies


A1: Theories of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies
Fig. 1. The elements of subproject A1 in interaction with other subprojects, clusters, and the key concept of the CRC.

Project A1 integrates the development of reflective methods, the identification of paradigms and the development of middle-range theories into the work of the CRC 1266. A close connection of theoretical and empirical perspectives was the focus of the project work in the first phase. In the second phase of the CRC, an extension of the research subject will increasingly put the focus on pattern recognition. By integrating both philosophical and ethnoarchaeological perspectives, new case studies and methodological approaches will be incorporated into the questions and key concepts of the project and the CRC. The focus will lie, among others, on material expressions of distinct social mechanisms and on perspectives of the application of analogies.


Research activities 2020-2024



Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott

Institute of Philosophy

Leibnizstraße 6, R. 316
Phone: +49 431 880-2822

Subproject A1


Dr. Artur Seang Ping Ribeiro

Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Leibnizstraße 3, R. 138
Phone: +49 431 880-5472
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

Subprojects A1 and F1

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