The projects are the result of intensive cooperation between university lecturers and doctoral students. It becomes apparent that especially young scientists with the additional interdisciplinary training as offered in the frame of the JMA Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” significantly contribute to progress in our science sector in order to reconstruct pre-modern societies.

In the framework of cooperation projects with international partners and the German Archaeological Institute, the formation of societies and the environment have been successfully analysed. Single studies as well as more global approaches demonstrate the significance of dealing with early cultures – also for our current world. It only becomes understandable in investigations on the behaviour of humans and “the creation” of landscapes how we “act” and “react” in various societal or ecological circumstances.