CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

D1: Population Agglomerations at Tripolye-Cucuteni Mega-sites


D1 Grafik Siedlungsplan
Fig. 1. Southern part of the settlement plan of the Ukrainian site Maidanetske after geomagnetic prospection. (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
Fig. 2. Phytolithen. (Kirleis/Dal Corso 2016)


Research activities 2020-2024





Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Bork

Institut for Ecosystem Research

Olshausenstraße 75, R. 107
Phone: +49 431 880-3953
Telefax: +49 431 880-4083

Subprojects C2, D1 and F2


Dr. Marta Dal Corso

Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Olshausenstr. 80-h, R. 02
Phone: +49 431 880-6580
Telefax: +49 431 880-7300

Subproject D1

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