Research & Projects

Those who understand the past can manage the future. The conduct of humans in the interplay between society and environment is the focus of JMA research.

From Iceland to Anatolia, from Sulawesi to the Andes, from Ethiopia to Spain – the “exploration of landscapes and the reconstruction of social space” is conducted at JMA within the wide base of a global research approach. The core area focuses on European and Near Eastern prehistory and antiquity, which is integrated in a holistic concept of culture and environmental observations: This is one of the strengths of humanistic science that commits itself to a culture of knowledge across borders.

Numerous projects conduct interdisciplinary research that represent research in the field of archaeology/environmental and life sciences since five years. Currently 68 projects exhibit the success of the principle of interdisciplinary research and PhD teaching conducted by the Johanna Mestorf Academy. In principle “Landscape” as designed social space under specific environmental conditions becomes a vehicle for past and future developments.

News

Publications

  • March 26, 2018

    New Publication
    Taylor et al 2018 - Nature Scientific Report

    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

    New Publication
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    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.

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