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 21, 2019

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    Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

    January 9, 2019

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

    January 7, 2019

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

    November 23, 2018

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

    November 15, 2018

    Kakucs-Turján

    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

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    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


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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

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    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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