Johanna Mestorf Award 2019

The ‘Johanna Mestorf Award’ for Socio-Environmental Research and Landscape Archaeology

This award for outstanding dissertations dealing with an area of socio-environmental research and landscape archaeology of past societies is open to young researchers of all scientific fields. It is endowed with a prize of € 3.000 by the Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA), the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ (GSHDL), the CRC 1266 ‘Scales of Transformation’ (CRC) and the new Cluster of Excellence ‘ROOTS’ at Kiel University.


A young researcher with an outstanding dissertation that was completed not more than two years before the time of application can be nominated for the award by professors and supervisors within the JMA/GSHDL/CRC/ROOTS as well as by associated national and international partners of the Graduate School through the submission of a letter of recommendation. The prize may be shared and should benefit the scientific research of the awardee(s), but the use of the prize is optional within this framework. For the current announcement period, submission deadline for recommendations is 17 February, 2019.
The prize can only be awarded in the presence of the awardee. The presentation of the Johanna Mestorf Award will take place on 11 March, 2019 at the open workshop “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes VI” in Kiel.


PD Dr. Mara Weinelt
Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at Kiel University
Leibnizstr. 3
24118 Kiel, Germany


  • January 9, 2019


    A recent study shows numbers for the population development in Europe and the Near East from 6000 to 1000 B.C.

    January 7, 2019


    "Past Landscapes": New edited volume by the Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes"

    November 23, 2018

    Mesolithic_The Holocene

    New Publication New SFB 1266 - B2 publication in The Holocene: Early Mesolithic activities at ancient Lake Duvensee

    November 15, 2018


    New Publication Archaeobotanical results from the Middle Bronze Age Carpathian Basin: Plant Economy in Kakucs-Turján

    November 15, 2018

    Step by step isotopes

    New Publication Step by step - The Neolithisation of Northern Central Europe in the light of the stable isotope analyses

    November 2, 2018


    New Publication CRC1266 announces "Millet Dating Programme" in Antiquity Project Gallery

    May 14, 2018

    Stone Age Hepatitis

    New Publication Current CRC 1266 aDNA research: Stone Age hepatitis B virus decoded

    March 26, 2018

    Taylor et al 2018 - Nature Scientific Report
    New Publication Hermes T.R., Frachetti M.D., Bullion E.A., Maksudov F., Mustafokulov S., Makarewicz C.A., 2018: Urban and nomadic isotopic niches reveal dietary connectivities along Central Asia’s Silk Roads, Nature Scientific Reports, Article number: 22995. doi: 10.1038/srep 54888.

    March 21, 2018

    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: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.01.021.

    January 08, 2018
    New Publication
    Examples of settlement plans in Central and Southeast Europe.
    M. Wieckowska-Lüth, S. Solheim, A. Schülke, W. Kirleis, 2018: Towards a refined understanding of the use of coastal zones in the Mesolithic: New investigations on human–environment interactions in Telemark, southeastern Norway. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 17 (2018) 839-851. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.045

    October 23, 2017

    New PublicationsMüller_2017_Bild
    Müller J., 2017: From the Neolithic to the Iron Age – Demography and Social Agglomeration. The Development of Centralized Control, in Fernández-Götz M. and Krause D. (eds.), Eurasia at the Dawn of History. Urbanization and Social Change, New York, Cambridge University Press, 106–124.