Research and Projects

Research focus for Central Europe is on the oldest crop farm cultures (Linear Pottery, Funnel Beaker Culture) of the Neolithic, the transformation of farming during the Bronze and Iron Age, as well as the advancements in agricultural economies of the Medieval and Post-Medieval periods. Additionally the significance of plants in Post-Medieval burial rituals is being examined. The first anthropogenic thinning of tropical rainforests is being investigated in Central-Sulawesi, Indonesia. Most of the finds stem from settlement archaeological research carried out by the institute and often sponsored by the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

A list of current and completed research projects can be found here.