CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

F5: Social Dimensions of Technological Change

Experimental manufacture
Fig. 1. Experimental manufacture of an asymmetrical bifacial sickle known from the Danish Bronze Age. (photo: Berit V. Eriksen)

Technology represents an important medium for socio-environmental interactions  particularly in times of change. Either the introduction of new technologies is seen as a response to change, or technological innovation is itself seen as a trigger or a direct cause of a societal or environmental transformation. The main aim of the project is to investigate culturally-specific and general anthropologic patterns as well as individual decisions regarding how technologies are contested, chosen and rejected and how this relates to phenomena of transformation in socio-environmental interactions. This will be approached by involving international guest researchers to create dialogues with the PIs in the CRC.

Research activities 2017-2019


Modern reconstruction of the funnel-beaker megalith Wangels
Fig. 2. Modern reconstruction of the funnel-beaker megalith Wangels (Ostholstein) on the area of the CAU (photo: K. Winter). F5 considers megatlihs as being ritual, social and architectual aspects of imperial and innovative technonologies.

 

Publications:

Bech, J.H., Eriksen, B.V., Kristiansen, K. 2018Bronze Age Settlement and Land-Use in Thy, Northwest Denmark, Vol. I-II, Jutland Archaeological Society Publications Vol. 102. Højbjerg: Aarhus University Press.

Brozio, J.P., Dörfler, D., Eriksen, B.V., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hartz, S., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Lübke. H., Meadows, J., Müller, J., Schmölcke, U. 2016. TransformationsDimensionen – Wildbeuter, Bodenbauer und frühe Metallurgen im Fokus – Sonderforschungsbereich 1266. Ein neues Großprojekt der Uni Kiel. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig-Holstein  2016 (22), 18-21.

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 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1558-1571.  DOI

Eriksen, B.V. 2018. Bronze Age flint-working at Bjerre, Thy, in: Bech, J.H., Eriksen, B.V., Kristiansen, K. (eds.). Bronze Age Settlement and Land-Use in Thy, Northwest Denmark, Vol. I-II, Jutland Archaeological Society Publications Vol. 102. Højbjerg: Aarhus University Press., 281-347.

Eriksen, B.V., Grimm, S.B., Krüger, S. 2017. Pioneers of the North: Transitions and Transformations in Northern Europe evidenced by High-Resolution Datasets (c. 15,000-9,500 BCE). Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavischer Archäologie Jahresbericht 2016, 80-81.

Filipović, D., Brozio, J.P., Ditchfield, P., Klooß, S., Müller, J., Kirleis, W. 2019. Middle-Neolithic agricultural practices in the Oldenburger Graben wetlands, northern Germany: First results of the analysis of arable weeds and stable isotopes. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1587-1595. DOI 

Hamer, W., Knitter, D., Grimm, S.B., Serbe, B., Eriksen, B.V., Nakoinz, O., Duttmann, R. 2019. Location Modeling of Final Palaeolithic Sites in Northern Germany. Geosciences 9 (10), 430. DOI

Hartz, S., Müller, J. 2017. Riesenbecher reloaded. Die mediale Bedeutung einer Fundkategorie und ein einzigartiger Kermikbefund von Göhl LA 142, in: Eriksen, B.V., Abegg-Wilk, A., Bleile, R., Ickerodt, U. (eds.). Interaktion ohne Grenzen.  Beispiele archäologischer Forschungen am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts Interaction without borders: Exemplary archaeological research at the beginning of the 21st century. Archäologischen Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein: Schleswig, 35-48.

Hartz, S., Müller, J. 2018. Einfach nur zwei große Töpfe? Zur Bedeutung zweier »Riesenbecher« aus Ostholstein. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig-Holstein 2017 (23), 30-37.

Hartz, S., Müller, J. 2018. Spätneolithische Transformationsprozesse: Die Bedeutung von Quern-Neukirchen LA 28 (Tegelbarg) für die Rekonstruktion einer Übergangszeit. Offa. Berichte und Mitteilungen zur Urgeschichte, Frühgeschichte und Mittelalterarchäologie 71/72, 149-154.

Haug, A., Käppel, L., Müller, J. (eds.) 2018Past Landscapes – The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Haug, A., Müller, J. 2018. From Theories, Concepts and Practices on Human Development in Landscapes, in: Haug, A., Käppel, L., Müller, J. (eds.). Past Landscapes – The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 13-16. Sidestone Press

Hofmann, R., Müller, J., Shatilo, L., Videiko, M., Ohlrau, R., Rud, V., Burdo, N., Dal Corso, M., Dreibrodt, S., Kirleis, W. 2019. Governing Tripolye: Integrative architecture in Tripolye settlements. PLoS ONE 14 (9): e0222243. 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.

Kadrow, S., Müller, J. (eds.) 2019. Habitus? The Social Dimension of Technology and Transformation, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 03. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

Kleijne, J.P., Furholt, M., Müller J. (eds.) 2018. Think global, act local. Bell Beakers in Europe, Proceedings of the Bell Beaker Workshop Kiel 2017. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology  2018, Special Issue 4.

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 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1572-1586.  DOI

Knitter, D., Brozio, J.P., Hamer, W., Duttmann, R., Müller, J., Nakoinz, O. 2019. Transformations and Site Locations from a Landscape Archaeological Perspective: The Case of Neolithic Wagrien, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Land 8 (4), 1-17.

Müller, J. 2016. Demography and Social Agglomeration: Trypillia in a European Perspective, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 7-16.

Müller, J. 2016. Human Structure Social Space: What We Can Learn From Trypillia, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M., (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 301-304.

Müller, J. 2016. From the Neolithic to the Iron Age – Demography and Social Agglomeration: The Development of Centralized Control?, in: Fernandez-Götz, D.K.M. (eds.). Eurasia at the Dawn of History. Urbanization and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 106-124.

Müller, J. 2018. Social memories and site biographies: construction and perception in non-literate societies, in: Bakels, C.C., Bourgeois, Q.P.J., Fontijn, D.R., Jansen, R. (eds.). Local communities in the Big World of prehistoric Northwest Europe, Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 49. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 9-17.

Müller, J., Diachenko, A. 2019. Tracing long-term demographic changes: The issue of spatial scales. PLoS ONE 14 (1): e0208739. PlosOne 

Müller, J., Hofmann, R., Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt S., Ohlrau R., Brandtstätter, L., Dal Corso M., Rassmann, K.,  Burdo, N., Videiko M. 2017Maidanetske. New excavations at a Trypillia mega-site. Майданецьке 2013. Нові Розкопки Великого Трипільського Поселення [English & Ukrainian language], Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa 16. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf: Habelt GmbH.

Müller, J., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R. 2016. From Domestic Households to Mega-Structures: Proto-Urbanism?, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K., Videiko, M. (eds.). Trypillia Mega-sites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2. London/Ney York: Routledge, 253-268.

Müller, J., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, M. 2018. The social constitution and political organisation of Triolye mega-sites: hierarchy and balance, in: Meller, H., Gronenborn, D., Risch, R. (eds.). Überschuss ohne Staat - Politische Formen in der Vorgeschichte, 10. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag, 19-21 Oktober 2017 Halle (Saale) / Surplus without the state - political forms in Prehistory, 10th Archaeological Conference of Central Germany,19-21 October 2017 Halle (Saale), Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle 18. Halle: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, 247-262. 

Müller, J., Kirleis, W. 2019. The concept of socio-environmental transformations in prehistoric and archaic societies in the Holocene: An introduction to the special issue. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1517-1530. DOI

Müller, J., Windler, A. 2016. Soziale Ungleichheit und die Entwicklung spätneolithischer und chalkolithischer Gesellschaften im westpontischen Raum, in: Nikolov, V., Schier, W. (eds.). Der Schwarmeerraum vom Neolithikum bis in die Früheisenzeit (6000-600 v. Chr.). Kulturelle Interferenzen in der zirkumpontischen Zone und Kontakte mit ihren Nachbargebieten, Prähistorische Archäologie in Südosteuropa Band 30. Rahden/Westf.: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, 93-107.

Spataro, M., Furholt, M. (eds.) forthcoming 2019Detecting and explaining technological innovation in prehistory, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 08. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

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