CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

F2: Socio-environmental transformations and interdependencies

Profile of a Neolithic pit
Profile of a Neolithic pit, covered by culluvial layers and soils (picture: Stefan 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
Varves of Late Bronze Age lake sediments (thin section, picture: Stefan Dreibrodt)


Publications:

 

Arponen, V.P.J., Dörfler, W.Feeser, I., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hinz, M., Knitter, D., Müller-Scheesel, N., Ott, K., Ribeiro, A. 2019Environmental determinism and archaeology: Understanding and evaluating determinism in research design. Archaeological Dialogues 26 (1), 1–9. DOI  

Briel, M., Klooß, S., Hartz, S., Feeser, I., Schmölcke, U., Müller, A., 2018. „Glück im Unglück“ – neue Ergebnisse von einem altbekannten mittelsteinzeitlichen Fundplatz am Rande des Satrupholmer Moores (Satrup LA 2, Kr. Schleswig-Flensburg). Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig-Holstein 2017 (23), 18–29.

Brozio, J.P., Müller, J., Furholt, M., Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt, S.Feeser, I.Dörfler, W., Weinelt, M., Raese, H., Bock, A.-L., 2019. Monuments and Economies − What drove their Variability in the Middle Holocene Neolithic? The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Dal Corso, M., Hamer, W., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, L., Knitter, D., Dreibrodt, S.,  Saggau, P., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Knapp, H.,  Benecke, N., Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019Modelling landscape transformation at the Chalcolithic Tripolye mega-site of Maidanetske (Ukraine): Wood demand and availability. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI  

Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska-Lüth, M., Zanon, M., forthcoming 2019How's Life? Living Conditions in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BCE. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

Dörfler, W.,  2017. Von der Dichte des naturnahen Waldes und den „Flaschenhälsen" der Wildpopulationen. In: Lechterbeck, J. and Fischer, E. (eds.), Kontrapunkte - Festschrift Manfred Rösch.Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 300. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt, 95–113. 

Dreibrodt, S., Furholt, M., Hofmann, R., Hinz, M., Cheben, I., 2017. P-ed-XRF-geochemical signatures of a 7,300 year old Linear Band Pottery House ditch fill at Vráble-Ve’lké Lehemby, Slovakia - House inhabitation and post-depositional processes. Quaternary International 438, 131–143. DOI  

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

Groß, D., Lübke, H., Schmölcke, U., Zanon, M., 2018. Early Mesolithic activities at ancient Lake Duvensee, northern Germany. The Holocene 29 (2), 1–12. DOI  

Groß, D., Piezonka, H., Corradini, E., Schmölcke, U., Zanon, M.Dörfler, W.Dreibrodt, S.Feeser, I., Krüger, S., Lübke, H., Panning, D., Wilken, D., 2019. Adaptations and transformations of hunter-gatherers in forest environments: New archaeological and anthropological insights. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Groß, D., Zander, A., Boethius, A., Dreibrodt, S., Grøn, O., Hansson, A., Jessen, C., Koivisto, S., Larsson, L., Lübke, H., Nilsson, B., 2018. People, lakes and seashores: Studies from the Baltic Sea basin and adjacent areas in the early and Mid-Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 185, 27–40. DOI  

Hofmann, R., Shatilo, M., Ohlrau, R., Dal Corso, M., Dreibrodt, S., Videiko, M., Rassmann, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., 2018. Tripolye – Strategy and Results of an ongoing Ukrainian-European Project. Vita Antiqua 10, 146–154.

Kneisel, J., Brinkmann, J., CorradiniE., Erkul, E., Feeser, I.,Panning, D., Pickartz, N., Rabbel, W., Schaefer, S., Stümpels, H., 2018. Mang de Bargen bei Bornhöved - Kleine Region, große Fragen. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig Holstein 2018 (24), 48–56.  

Kneisel, J., Dörfler, W.Dreibrodt, S., Schaefer-Di Maida, S., Feeser, I., 2019. Cultural change and population dynamics during the Bronze Age: Integrating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence for Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI  

Knitter, D., Brozio J.P., Dörfler, W., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Hamer, W., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., Nakoinz, O., 2019Transforming Landscapes: Land-use Patterns of Environmental Borderlands. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Oflaz, A., Dörfler, W., Weinelt, M., forthcoming 2019. An Overview of Olive Trees in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Mid-Late Holocene: Selective Exploitation or Established Arboriculture? In: Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska-Lüth, M., Zanon, M. (eds.), How's Life? Living Conditions in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BCE. Leiden: Sidestone Press. 

Pickartz, N., Hofmann, R., Dreibrodt, S., Rassmann, K., Shatilo, M., Ohlrau, R., Wilken, D., Rabbel, W., 2019. Deciphering archeological contexts from the magnetic map: Determination of daub distribution and mass of Chalcolithic house remains. The Holocene. Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. DOI

Seguin, J., Bintliff, J. L., Grootes, P. M., Bauersachs, T., Dörfler, W., Heymann, C., Manning, S.W., Müller, S., Nadeau, M.-J., Nelle, O., Steier, P., Weber, J., Wild, E.-M., Zagana, E., Unkel, I., 2019. 2500 years of anthropogenic and climatic landscape transformation in the Stymphalia polje, Greece. Quaternary Science Reviews 213, 133–154.  DOI 

Zanon, M., Davis, B.A.S., Marquer, L., Brewer, S., Kaplan J.O., 2018. European Forest Cover During the Past 12,000 Years: A Palynological Reconstruction Based on Modern Analogs and Remote Sensing. Front. Plant Sci. 9:253. DOI

News
Publications
Fieldworks
Links