CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

F2: Socio-environmental Transformations and Interdependencies


Profile of a Neolithic pit
Fig. 1. Profile of a Neolithic pit, covered by culluvial layers and soils. (photo: S. Dreibrodt)

The focus of project F2 concentrates on the role of environmental change for cultural development during phases of cultural transformations. Two approaches will be applied by using pollen-, geochemical-, and microfacies-analyses of varied spatial and temporal scales. On-site and near-site studies of sediments, buried soils, colluvial deposits and archaeological features will provide information on local living conditions, human activity and environmental change with high spatial resolution. To identify trans-regional human-environmental interdependencies, a comparison of annually laminated lake sediments on a transect spanning different ecological and cultural zones from Northwest Germany to Southeast Poland is envisaged.

Varves of Late Bronze Age lake sediments
Fig. 2. Varves of Late Bronze Age lake sediments. (thin section, photo: S. Dreibrodt)


Phase 2 - Research activities 2020-2024

Phase 1 - Research activities 2016-2020



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

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