Graduate School

To gain an understanding of human development, one needs to accurately describe the interactions between mankind and both the physical and perceived environment. At Kiel University, this is exemplified by numerous graduate projects in the natural sciences that have been and are tackling archaeological problems, while, at the same time, cultural studies and archaeology provide important clues and directions for scientific analysis.

Intensified cross-linkages between academic disciplines, graduate researchers’ growing needs for analytical equipment and an efficient infrastructure, as well as an increasingly internationalized research environment, made it necessary to set up the multi-disciplinary Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" (GSHDL). This school makes new research and communication structures available to our graduate students, enabling them to conduct innovative research. The School is part of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal German Government.

Homepage GSHDL



  • January 08, 2018

    New Publications

    Examples of settlement plans in Central and Southeast Europe.

    Recent palynological research on subsistence transformations in the costal zones of Mesolithic Norway

    October 23, 2017

    New PublicationsMüller_2017_Bild    Developments of Population Agglomerations, Social inequality and Centralized Control in Neolithic to Iron Age times