Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis

Professorship for Environmental Archaeology (Archaeobotany)

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R.36
Phone: +49 431 880-3173
Telefax: +49 431 880-7300
wiebke.kirleis@ufg.uni-kiel.de

Consultation Hours: Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lectures  UnivIS

Personal Details

Wiebke Kirleis has held the position of professor for Environmetal Archaelogy at the institute for Pre- and Protohistory since May 2014.

The biologist studied Botany, Anthropology and Environmental History at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. She wrote her dissertation entitled "Vegetationsgeschichtliche und archäobotanische Untersuchungen zur Landwirtschaft und Umwelt im Bereich der prähistorischen Siedlungen bei Rullstorf, Ldkr. Lüneburg" (PDF) at the “Institut für historische Küstenforschung” (Institute for Historical Coastal Research) in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony. As a postdoc she worked on the botanical remains of the largest excavated Linear Pottery settlement "Rosdorf-Mühlengrund" (Prähist.Zeitschr.) in Southern Lower Saxony at a seminar for Pre- and Protohistory of the University in Göttingen. With a grant from the program for promoting equal opportunities for women in research and teaching in Berlin, she began research at the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments in Brandenburg and at the archaeological State museum in Wünsdorf, on the landscape development in Northern Brandenburg during the Holocene. Furthermore she was contributing to the collaborative research centres in SFB 586 "Differenz und Integration: Wechselwirkungen zwischen nomadischen und seßhaften Lebensformen in Zivilisationen der Alten Welt" at the MLU Halle-Wittenberg and for SFB 552 "Stability of Rainforest Margins, STORMA" at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. From 2008-2014 she was employed as junior professor for Environmental Archaeology at the graduate school Human Development in Landscapes and the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at Kiel University.

Wiebke Kirleis is board member of the Cluster of Excellence Roots and speaker of the Roots technical platform. She is in the board of the Johanna-Mestorf-Akademie. Further, she is co-speaker of the research programme CRC1266 Scales of Transformation. She was was board member of the Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" until 2018.

Research Focus

The environmental history of the Holocene is the main research priority. These areas and aspects are emphasized therein:

  • Environmental and Landscape Archaeology
  • History of crop and cultivated plants
  • Interactive human-environment-relationships
  • Vegetational history
     

The geographical focus of these topics, within Europe, are specifically the lowlands of Northern Germany, including Marsch and Geest and the loess regions of Central Germany, as well as the Middle East, the Near East and South East Asia with a special focus on Indonesia.

Methods:

The determining methods of her own research and teachings are:

  • Archaeobotany: carbonised and non-carbonised fossilized botanical remains
  • Palynology: pollen, spores, algae and macroremains from sediment and peat cores from Central Europe, the Mediterranean and South East Asia-Indonesia
  • Anthracology: Macro- and Microremains from archaeological excavations and sediment cores
     

Memberships:

Full member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI); Elected member of the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK) of the DAI, Elected member of the Archäologische Kommission für Niedersachsen e.V.; Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft e.V., Hannover; Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Schleswig-Holstein; Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA), UK;

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Positions

seit 05/2014 Professor for Environmental Archaeology/Archaeobotany, Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at the CAU Kiel
05/2008–04/2014 Junior professor for “Environmental Archaeology”, Graduate school „Human Development in Landscapes“ and Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at the CAU Kiel
07/2006–04/2008 Scientific collaborator at the Collaborative Research Centre 552, “STORMA”, depart. Palynology and climate dynamics, University Göttingen, Subproject C7: „Stabilität von Randzonen tropischer Regenwälder in Raum und Zeit: Holozäne Dynamik von Regenwald, Klima, Feuer und Landnutzung auf Sulawesi, Indonesien.“
01–07/2006 Grant holder at the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments in Brandenburg and at the Archaeological State Museum in Wünsdorf, Project: “Vegetationsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur holozänen Landschaftsentwicklung im Einzugsgebiet des Wittwesees, Nordbrandenburg.“
05–12/2005 Scientific assistant to the Collaborative Research Centre 586, “Differenz und Integration”, Universities Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig, Subproject B4: „Nomaden und Staat – wechselnde Kräfteverhältnisse in Mesopotamien, Arbeitsbereich I: Aramäische Stämme und das syrischmesopotamische Altsiedelland vom 12.–9. Jahrhundert v. Chr.“ (Prof. Dr. F. Blocher, Halle), Topic: „Palynologische Annäherung: Löste ein Klimawandel die Wanderungsbewegungen der nomadisch lebenden Aramäer ins syrischmesopotamische Altsiedelland aus?“
03/2002–04/2004 Scientific collaborator at the seminar for Pre- and Protohistory at Göttingen University, Project: „Ackerbau und pflanzliche Ernährung im südöstlichen Niedersachsen im frühen Neolithikum am Beispiel verkohlter pflanzlicher Funde aus der linearbandkeramischen Siedlung von Rosdorf- Mühlengrund, Landkreis Göttingen“
 

Academic Education

06/2002 Gained the title Dr. rer. Nat. at Göttingen University
07/1998–06/2000 Scientific collaborator at the Institute for Historic Coastal Research (NIhK) in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Dissertation: „Vegetationsgeschichtliche und archäobotanische Untersuchungen zur Landwirtschaft und Umwelt im Bereich der prähistorischen Siedlungen bei Rullstorf, Landkreis Lüneburg“
03/1998 Diploma in Biology at Göttingen University
1990–1998 Studies in Biology at Göttingen University (Botany, Anthropology, Environmental History/Pre- and Protohistory)


Academic self-administration at the CAU in Kiel

  • Board member of the Cluster of Excellence "Roots", Speaker of the Roots Technical Platform
  • Co-speaker of CRC 1266 "Scales of Transformations"
  • Board member of Johanna-Mestorf-Akademie (JMA)
  • Member of the Haushalts- und Planungsausschuss (HPA) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2018-2020)
  • Professorial representative of the UFG in the department for Geography, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • 2015-2017 Managing director of the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at Kiel University
  • Director at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at Kiel University
  • Member of the board for the Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" until 2018
  • Substitutionary member of the convention of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2014-2018)
  • Substitutionary member of the Haushalts- und Planungsausschuss (HPA) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2014-2016)
  • Substitutionary member of the equality committee of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2014-2016)
  • Substitutionary member of the committee for awarding scholarships (Landesstipendien Schleswig-Holstein) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2012-2014)


Memberships

  • Full member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
  • Elected member of the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK) of the DAI
  • Gewähltes Mitglied der Archäologische Kommission für Niedersachsen e.V.
  • Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft e.V., Hannover
  • Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Schleswig-Holstein
  • Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA), UK

Publications

2020

  • Wieckowska-Lüth, M., Kirleis, W., 2020:The use of the Mesolithic coastal hinterland – an example from the palaeoecological investigations from Lake Skogstjern, Telemark, southeastern Norway. In: Schülke, A. (ed.): Coastal Landscapes of the Mesolithic. Human Engagement with the Coast from the Atlantic to the Baltic Sea. London, Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203730942

2019

  • Filipović, D., Brozio, J.P., Kaczmarek, J., Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019: Food transformed? Taphonomical investigation into a potentially symbolic role of crops at two Neolithic settlements in northern Germany. Praehistorische Zeitschrift. https://doi.org/10.1515/pz-2019-0014
  • Zanon, M., Unkel, I., Andersen, N., Kirleis, W., 2019: Palaeoenvironmental dynamics at the southern Alpine foothills between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age onset. A multi-proxy study from Bande di Cavriana (Mantua, Italy), Quaternary Science Reviews 221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105891
  • Effenberger, H., Nickol, M., Kirleis, W., 2019: Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum revisited - a practical approach to decode past plant-related activities, Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology.  https://doi.org/10.1080/14614103.2019.1673574
  • Kirleis, W., 2019: Labour organisation between horticulture and agriculture: two separate worlds? In: Koch, J.K., Kirleis, W., (eds.), Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 449-465.
  • An, J., Kirleis, W., Jin, G., 2019: Changing of crop species and agricultural practices from the Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age in the Zhengluo region, China, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11, 6273–6286. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00915-3
  • Dannath, Y., Friedland, N., Kirleis, W., 2019. Ritus, Rausch und Randerscheinungen. Die Pflanzenreste der spätslawischen Inselburg Olsburg im Großen Plöener See (Schleswig-Holstein). Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 49, 443-464.
  • Hofman, R., Shatilo, L., Ohlrau, R., Rud, V., Burdo, N., Dal Corso, M., Dreibrodt, S., Kirleis, W., Videiko, M., Müller, J., 2019: Governing Tripolye: integrative architecture in Tripolye settlements, PlosOne 14(9): e0222243, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222243.
  • Ţerna, S., Vornicu-Ţerna, A., Hofmann, R. Dal Corso, M., Shatilo, L., Vasilache-Curoşu, M., Rud, V., Knapp, H., Kirleis, W., Rassmann, K., Müller, J., 2019: Stolniceni – Excavation results from the 2017 campaign. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 21, 209–281. https://doi 10.12766/jna.2019.9
  • Brozio, J.P., Müller, J. , Filipović, D., Kirleis, W., Schmölcke, U., Meyer, J., 2019: The Dark Ages in the North? A transformative phase at 3000–2750 BCE in the western Baltic: Brodersby-Schönhagen and the Store Valby phenomenon. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 21, 103–146. https://doi.org/10.12766/jna.2019.6
  • Jan Piet Brozio, Dragana Filipovic, Ulrich Schmölcke, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller, 2018: Mittel- bis Jungneolithische Siedlungshinterlassenschaften zwischen 3300–2600 v. Chr., Prähistorische Zeitschrift 93/2, 185-224. https://doi.org/10.1515/pz-2018-0007
  • Filatova, S., Gyulai, F., Kirleis, W., 2019: Environmental Imposition or Ancient Farmers’ Choice? A Study of the Presence of “Inferior” Legumes in the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin (Hungary), in: Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska- Lüth, M., Zanon, M. (eds.), How's life? Living conditions in the 2nd and 1st millennia BCE. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 37-84.
  • Filipović, D., Mewis, F., Saalow, L., Schmidt, J.-P., Kirleis, W., 2019: Waste disposal in the Bronze Age: plants in pits at Wismar-Wendorf, northern Germany, in: Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska- Lüth, M., Zanon, M. (eds.), How's life? Living conditions in the 2nd and 1st millennia BCE. Leiden: Sidestone Press; 103-130.
  • Cornille, A., Antolin, F., Garcia, E., Vernesi, C., Fietta, A., Brinkkemper, O., Kirleis, W., Schlumbaum, A., Roldan-Ruiz, I., 2019: A Multifaceted Overview of Apple Tree Domestication, Trends Plant Sci 24/8, 770-782. 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.05.007
  • Dal Corso, M., Hamer, W., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, L., Knitter, D., Dreibrodt, S., Saggau, P., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Knapp, H., Benecke, N., Videiko, M., Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019: Modelling landscape transformation at the Chalcolithic Tripolye mega-site of Maidanetske (Ukraine): Wood demand and availability, The Holocene 29 (10).  Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W. Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1622-1636. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857229
  • Filipović, D., Brozio, J. P., Ditchfield, P., Klooß, S., Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019: Middle-Neolithic agricultural practices in the Oldenburger Graben wetlands, northern Germany: First results of the analysis of arable weeds and stable isotopes. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W. Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1587-1595. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857224
  • Brozio, J. P., Müller, J., Furholt, M., Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt, S., Feeser, I., Dörfler, W., Weinelt, M., Raese, H., Bock, A., 2019: Monuments and economies: What drove their variability in the middle-Holocene Neolithic? The Holocene 29  (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W. Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1558-1571. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857227
  • Knitter, D., Brozio, J. P., Dörfler, W., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Hamer, W., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., Nakoinz, O., 2019: Transforming landscapes: Modeling land-use patterns of environmental borderlands. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W. Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1572-1586.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857233
  • Müller, J., Kirleis, W., 2019. The concept of socio-environmental transformations in prehistoric and archaic societies in the Holocene: An introduction to the special issue, The Holocene 29  (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W. Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1517-1530. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857236
  • Kirleis, W., 2019: Atlas of Neolithic plant remains from northern central Europe. Barkhuis Publishing, Groningen, pp. 243.
  • Dannath, Y., Heske, I., Kirleis, W., 2019: Ein weiter Blick in die Landschaft. Entdeckungen an einem Standort der Stichbandkeramik. Archäologie in Niedersachsen 22, 50-54.

2018

  • Wiebke Kirleis, 2018: The cultural significance of plants. In: Annette Haug et al. (eds.), Past landscapes: the dynamics of interaction between society, landscape and culture. Sidestone, Leiden, 169-182.
  • Filipović, D., Meadows, J., Wiethold, J., Jahns, S., Bittmann, F., & Kirleis, W. (2018). Before and after: Millet cultivation and the transformation of prehistoric crop production in northern Germany. Antiquity, 92(365), E3. doi:10.15184/aqy.2018.225
  • Sofia Filatova, Chris Gissel, Dragana Filipović, Wiebke Kirleis, 2018: Chapter 9, The plant economy at the Bronze Age site of Kakucs-Turján: first archaeobotanical results. In: Mateusz Jaeger, Gabriella Kulcsár, Nicole Taylor, Robert Staniuk: Kakucs-Turján, a Middle Bronze Age multi-layered forti­ed settlement in Central Hungary. Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa 18. Habelt, Bonn, 175-187.
  • Mateusz Jaeger, Gabriella Kulcsár, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller, Robert Staniuk, Nicole Taylor, 2018: Chapter 1, Kakucs Archaeological Expedition. In: Mateusz Jaeger, Gabriella Kulcsár, Nicole Taylor, Robert Staniuk (eds.): Kakucs-Turján, a Middle Bronze Age multi-layered fortifi­ed settlement in Central Hungary. Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa 18. Habelt, Bonn, 13-21.
  • Felix Biermann, Yasmin Dannath, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefan Magnussen und Normen Posselt, 2018: Die erste Tielenburg? Die mittelalterliche Wehranlage an der Tielenau bei Pahlen (Dithmarschen). In: Burgen und Schlösser 3/2018, 2-27.
  • Felix Biermann, Yasmin Dannath, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefan Magnussen und Normen Posselt, 2018: Verschwunden und wiedergefunden – die spätmittelalterliche Burg von Pahlen in Dithmarschen. In: Dithmarschen. Landeskunde, Kultur, Natur 3/4, 2-8.
  • Capuzzo G, Zanon M, Dal Corso M, Kirleis W, Barcelo JA (2018) Highly diverse Bronze Age population dynamics in central-southern Europe and their response to regional climatic patterns. PLoS One 13 (8):e0200709. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200709
  • Marta Dal Corso, Welmoed A Out, René Ohlrau, Robert Hofmann, Stefan Dreibrodt, Mikhail Videiko, Johannes Müller, Wiebke Kirleis, 2018: Where are the cereals? Contribution of phytolith analysis to the study of subsistence economy at the Trypillia site Maidanetske (ca. 3900-3650 BCE), central Ukraine. Journal of Arid Environments 157, 137-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.06.009
  • Magda Wieckowska-Lüth, Steinar Solheim, Almuth Schülke, Wiebke 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, 839-851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.045
  • Susanne Jahns, Almuth Alsleben, Felix Bittmann, Arthur Brande, Jörg Christiansen, Yasmin Dannath, Henrike Effenberger, Thomas Giesecke, Klaus-Dieter Jäger, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefanie Klooß, Klaus Kloss†, Helmut Kroll, Elsbeth Lange†, Aleksandar Medović, Reinder Neef, Hans-Peter Stika, Dirk Sudhaus, Julian Wiethold, Steffen Wolters: Zur Geschichte der nacheiszeitlichen Umwelt und der Kulturpflanzen im Land Brandenburg. In: Beiträge zur Archäozoologie und Prähistorischen Anthropologie. Langenweißbach: Beier & Beran, 9-35.
  • Luise Schaller, Wiebke Kirleis, 2018: Die subfossil-feuchten Pflanzenreste aus dem spätneolithischen Fundplatz Quern-Neukirchen LA 28 (Tegelbark), Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg. Offa 71/72, 2014/15, 221-228.
     

2017

  • Ingo Lütjens, Anna Elena Reuter, Wiebke Kirleis: Archäologische und archäobotanische Untersuchungen zu eisenzeitlichen Siedlungen in Wittenborn, Kr. Segeberg. In: B. Erksen, A. Abegg-Wigg, R. Bleile, U. Ickerodt (Hrsg.): Interaktion ohne Grenzen, Bd. 1, Festschrift Claus von Carnap-Bornheim. Wachholtz, Schleswig, 137-152.
  • Magdalena Wieckowska-Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis, Walter Dörfler: Holocene history of landscape development in the catchment of Lake Skogstjern, southeastern Norway, based on a high-resolution multi-proxy record. The Holocene,Vol. 27(12), 1928–1947. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617715691
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Elena Marinova, Soultana Valamoti, Stefan Dreibrodt, Andreas G. Heiss: Subsistence strategies in change: The integration of environmental and archaeological evidence on prehistoric land-use. Quaternary International 436, Part B, 1-3. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.03.05
  • Johannes Müller, Robert Hofmann, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefan Dreibrodt, Réné Ohlrau, Marta Dal Corso, Welmoed Out, Walter Dörfler, Knut Rassmann, Michael Videiko: Maidanetske 2013. New excavations at a Trypillia mega-site. Studien zur Archäologie Ostmitteleuropas. Habelt Verlag.
  • Jan Piet Brozio, Walter Dörfler, Berit V. Eriksen, Sonja Grimm, Daniel Groß, Sönke Hartz, Wiebke Kirleis, Jutta Kneisel, Harald Lübke, John Meadows, Johannes Müller, Ulrich Schmölcke: TransformationsDimensionen - Wildbeuter, Bodenbauer und frühen Metallurgen im Fokus. Sonderforschungsbereich 1266: Ein neues Großprojekt der Universität Kiel. Archäologische Nachrichten Schleswig-Holstein 2016, 18-21.
  • Matthias Lindemann, Alissa Foltin, Wiebke Kirleis: Zur Gründung der Dorfwurt Wesselburen in Dithmarschen. Archäologische Nachrichten Schleswig-Holstein 2016, 86-93.
  • Marta Dal Corso, Cristiano Nicosia, Claudio Balista, Michele Cupitò, Elisa Dalla Longa, Giovanni Leonardi, Wiebke Kirleis: Bronze Age crop processing evidence in the phytoliths assemblages from the ditch and fen around Fondo Paviani, northern Italy. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 26 (1), 5-24. doi:10.​1007/​s00334-016-0573-z

 

2016

  • Carl Heron, Shinya Shoda, Adrià Breu Barcons, Janusz Czebreszuk, Yvette Eley, Marise Gorton, Wiebke Kirleis, Jutta Kneisel, Alexandre Lucquin, Johannes Müller, Yastami Nishida, Joon-ho Son, Oliver E. Craig: First molecular and isotopic evidence of millet processing in prehistoric pottery vessels. Nature Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 38767. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep38767
  • Wiebke Kirleis: Das Phänomen der Mega-Siedlungen im 4. vorchristlichen Jahrtausend in der Ukraine. In: Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft (RTG), Band 28, Hannover, 41-53.
  • Stefanie Klooss, Elske Fischer, Welmoed Out, Wiebke Kirleis: Charred root tubers of lesser celandine (Ficaria verna HUDS.) in plant macro remain assemblages from Northern, Central and Western Europe. Quaternary International 404 A, 25-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.014
  • Wiebke Kirleis: Stichwort Wald (Paläobotanik, Grad der Be- und Entwaldung im Vorderen Orient). In: M. P. Streck (ed.): Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie Band 14, 7./8. Lieferung. De Gruyter, Berlin, 638-640.
  • Martin Hinz, Wiebke Kirleis: Stability in a changing world: insights from settlement intension patterns and archaeobotany. In: L. Laporte, C. Scarre (eds.), The Megalithic Architectures of Europe. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 207-215.
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Stefan Dreibrodt: Chapter 9, The Natural Background: Forest, Forest Steppe, or Steppe Environment. In: J. Müller, K. Rassmann, M. Videiko (eds.), Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE. Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2, Routledge, London, 171–180.
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Marta Dal Corso: Chapter 11: Trypillian Subsistence Economy: Animal and Plant Exploitation. In: J. Müller, K. Rassmann, M. Videiko (eds.), Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE. Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2, Routledge, London, 195–205.
  • René Ohlrau, Marta Dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller: Chapter 12: Living on the Edge? Carrying Capacities of Trypillian Settlements in the Buh-Dnipro Interfluve. In: J. Müller, K. Rassmann, M. Videiko (eds.), Trypillia-Megasites and European Prehistory 4100–3400 BCE. Themes in Contemporary Archaeology 2, Routledge, London, 207–220.

 

2015

  • Jutta Kneisel, Marta Dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis, Nicole Taylor, Verena Tiedtke: The Third Food Revolution? Common Trends in Economic and Subsistence Strategies in Bronze Age Europe. In: J. Kneisel et al. (eds.), The Third Food Revolution? Dr. Rudolf Habelt Gmbh, Bonn, 275-286.
  • Jutta Kneisel, Marta Dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis, Heiko Scholz, Nicole Taylor and Verena Tiedtke (Eds.), The Third Food Revolution? Setting the Bronze Age Table: Common Trends in Economic and Subsistence Strategies in Bronze Age Europe. Proceedings of the International Workshop "Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes III (15th-18th April 2013) in Kiel. Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 283, Dr. Rudolf Habelt Gmbh, Bonn.
  • Marta Dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis, Analisi palinologica da un bacino umido vicino a Fondo Paviani (Verona). In: G. Leonardi/V. Tinè (eds.), Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2 – Brevi Note, Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Padova 2015, 631-637
  • Michele Cupitò, Giovanni Leonardi, Elisa Dalla Longa, Cristiano Nicosia, Claudio Balista, Marta Dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis (2015). Fondo Paviani (Legnago, Verona): il central place della polity delle Valli Grandi Veronesi nella tarda Età del bronzo. Cronologia, aspetti culturali, evoluzione delle strutture e trasformazioni paleoambientali. In: G. Leonardi/V. Tinè (eds.), Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2 – Brevi Note, Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Padova 2015.
  • Stefanie Klooß, Ingo Feeser, Wiebke Kirleis: Getreide, Milch und Rinder - Wirtschaft und Ernährung. In: Walter Dörfler, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller (Hrsg.): MEGALITHsite CAU. Ein Großsteingrab zum Anfassen. Wachholtz, Lübeck, 52–59.
  • Walter Dörfler, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller (Hrsg.): MEGALITHsite CAU. Ein Großsteingrab zum Anfassen. Wachholtz, Lübeck, 80 S.
  • Hannes Knapp, Oliver Nelle, Wiebke Kirleis: Charcoal usage in medieval and modern times in the Harz Mountains Area, Central Germany: Wood selection and fast overexploitation of the woodlands. Quaternary International 366, 51–69. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.01.053
  • Annegret Larsen, Yasmin Dannath, Wiebke Kirleis: Was kam im mittelalterlichen Spessart auf den Teller? Und was sagt uns das über die Landschaft? Spessart 1/2015, 3-7.

 

2014

  • Nicki Whitehouse, Wiebke Kirleis: The world reshaped: practices and impacts of early agrarian societies (editorial), Journal of Archaeological Science 51, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2014.08.007
  • Nicki Whitehouse, Wiebke Kirleis (guest editors) and Chris Hunt (ed.): "The world reshaped: practices and impacts of early agrarian societies" Special Issue, Journal of Archaeological Science 51.
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Elske Fischer: Neolithic cultivation of tetraploid free threshing wheat in Denmark and northern Germany: implications for crop diversity and societal dynamics of the Funnel Beaker Culture. In: Bittmann, F. et al. (eds.), Special issue: Farming in the forest. Ecology and economy of fire in prehistoric Agriculture. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23, Supplement 1, 81-96. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-014-0440-8
  • Jan-Piet Brozio, Walter Dörfler, Ingo Feeser, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefanie Klooß, Johannes Müller: A Middle Neolithic Well from Northern Germany: A Precise Source to Reconstruct Water Supply Management, Subsistence Economy, and Deposition Practices. Special Issue, The world reshaped: practices and impacts of early agrarian societies. Journal of Archaeological Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.03.029
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Stefanie Klooß: More than simply fallback food? Social context of plant use in the northern German Neolithic. In: Chevalier, A., Marinova, E. and Peña-Chocarro, L. (eds.): Plants and people. Choices and diversity through time. (Earth Serie; 1) Oxbow Books, Oxford, 326-335.
     

2013

  • Yasmin Dannath, Annegret Larsen und Wiebke Kirleis: Untersuchungen einer mittelalterlichen Kloake im Burggraben der Burg "Zur Mole", Heimbuchenthal, Landkreis Aschaffenburg, Spessart. Hoppea, Denkschr. Regensb. Botan. Ges. 74, 135-148.
  • Hannes Knapp, Vincent Robin, Wiebke Kirleis and Oliver Nelle: History of wood usage and vegetation in the upper Harz Mountains revealed by a comparison of kiln site, colluvial and peat charcoal analyses. Quaternary International 289, 88-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.03.040
  • Susanne Jahns, Jörg Christiansen, Wiebke Kirleis, Dierk Sudhaus (2013): On the Holocene vegetation history of Brandenburg and Berlin. In: Kadrow S. and Wodarczak P. (eds.), Environment and subsistence - forty years after Janusz Kruk's "Settlement studies..." (= Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa / Studia nad Pradziejami Europy S'rodkowej 11). Rzeszów, Mitel & Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, 311-330.
  • Torsten Haberzettl, Guillaume St-Ongea, Hermann Behling, Wiebke Kirleis: Chapter 10: Evaluating Late Holocene radiocarbon-based chronologies by matching paleomagnetic secular variations to geomagnetic field models: an example from Lake Kalimpaa (Sulawesi, Indonesia), In: L. Jovane, E. Herrero-Bervera, L. A. Hinnov and B. A. Housen (eds.), Magnetic Methods and the Timing of Geological Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 373, 245-260. first published on August 14, 2012, DOI:10.1144/SP373.10
  • Susanne Jahns, Hans-Jürgen Beug, Jörg Christiansen, Wiebke Kirleis, Frank Sirocko: Pollenanalytische Untersuchungen am Rudower See und Rambower Moor zur holozänen Vegetations- und Siedlungsgeschichte in der westlichen Prignitz, Brandenburg. In: I. Heske et al. (eds.): "Landschaft, Besiedlung und Siedlung" Archäologische Studien im nordeuropäischen Kontext. Festschrift Willroth. Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster, 277-293.
  • Stefan Teuber, Gwendolyn Peters, Wiebke Kirleis: Archäologische und archäobotanische Einsichten in die Raumnutzung der mittelalterlichen bis frühneuzeitlichen Stadt Einbeck. In: I. Heske et al. (eds.): "Landschaft, Besiedlung und Siedlung" Archäologische Studien im nordeuropäischen Kontext. Festschrift Willroth. Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster, 83-97.
  • Susanne Jahns, Wiebke Kirleis:Die bronzezeitliche Besiedlung in Pollendiagrammen aus Brandenburg. In: K.-H. Willroth (ed.): Siedlungen der älteren Bronzezeit. Beiträge zur Siedlungsarchäologie und Paläoökologie des zweiten vorchristlichen Jahrtausends in Südskandinavien, Norddeutschland und den Niederlanden, Workshop vom 7.-9.4.2011 in Sankelmark, Studien zur nordeuropäischen Bronzezeit 1, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster, 239-246.
  • Johannes Müller, Hans Rudolf Bork, Jan Piet Brozio, Denis Demnick, Sarah Diers, Hauke Dibbern, Walter Dörfler, Ingo Feeser, Barbara Fritsch, Martin Furholt, Franziska Hage, Martin Hinz, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefanie Klooß, Helmut Kroll, Matthias Lindemann, Luise Lorenz, Doris Mischka, Christoph Rinne: Landscapes as Social Spaces and Ritual Meaning. Some New Results on TRB in Northern Germany. In: Borger-Conference 2009, The Netherlands. 2013, BAR 2474, 51-80.
  • Wiebke Kirleis: Von Pflaumensteinen und Ackerbohnen: Wie Pflanzenreste aus einer Feuergrubenreihe scheinbare räumliche Bezüge von archäologischen Befunden außer Kraft setzen. Festschrift Kroll. Offa 69/70, 113-123.
  • Henrike Roehrs, Stefanie Klooss, Wiebke Kirleis: Evaluating prehistoric finds of Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum in North-western and Central Europe with emphasis on the first Neolithic finds in Northern Germany. Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 5/1: 1-15. DOI 10.1007/s12520-012-0109-0
     

2012

  • Stefanie Klooß, Wiebke Kirleis: Die verkohlten Pflanzenreste aus dem mehrperiodigen Grabenwerk Hundisburg-Olbetal bei Haldensleben, Bördekreis, Sachsen-Anhalt. In: Martin Hinz, Johannes Müller, Friedrich Lüth (Hrsg.), Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung, Band 2, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn,377-382.
  • Stefanie Klooß, Wiebke Kirleis: Verkohlte Pflanzenreste aus Megalithgräbern im Südosten der Insel Rügen. In: Martin Hinz, Johannes Müller, Friedrich Lüth (Hrsg.), Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung, Band 2, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, 221-226.
  • Stefanie Klooß, Wiebke Kirleis: Die verkohlten Pflanzenreste aus dem trichterbecherzeitlichen Erdwerk Albersdorf-Dieksknöll, Kr. Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein. In: Martin Hinz, Johannes Müller, Friedrich Lüth (Hrsg.), Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung, Band 2, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, 297-302.
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller, Corinna Kortemeier, Hermann Behling, Santoso Soegondho: The megalithic landscape of central Sulawesi. Combining archaeological and palynological investigations. Dominik Bonatz, Andreas Reinecke, Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz (eds.): Crossing Borders in Southeast Asian Archaeology. Selected papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Berlin, 2010. 2 vol. Singapore, NUS Press, 199-220
  • Elena Marinova, Wiebke Kirleis (guest eds.) and Felix Bittmann (ed.), Special issue: Proceedings of the Symposium 20 "Human Landscapes and Climate Change" at the 8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference held at Budapest, Hungary, July 2010. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21 (4-5)
  • Elena Marinova, Wiebke Kirleis and Felix Bittmann: Human Landscapes and Climate Change during the Holocene, Special Issue, Proceedings of the Symposium 20 "Human Landscapes and Climate Change" at the 8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference held at Budapest, Hungary, July 2010, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 21 (4-5), 245-248. DOI 10.1007/s00334-012-0361-3
  • Magdalena Wieckowska, Walter Dörfler, Wiebke Kirleis: Holocene history of environment and human impact on two islands in the Ostholstein lakeland area, Northern Germany. Special Issue, Proceedings of the Symposium 20 “Human Landscapes and Climate Change” at the 8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference held at Budapest, Hungary, July 2010, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21 (4-5), 303-320. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-011-1337-8
  • Jutta Kneisel, Wiebke Kirleis, Marta Dal Corso, Nicole Taylor and Verena Tiedtke (eds.): Collapse or Continuity? Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes. Proceedings of the International Workshop "Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes II (14th-18th March 2011)" in Kiel, Volume 1, Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 205, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn
  • M. Dal Corso, M. Marchesini, G. Leonardi, W. Kirleis, Environmental changes and human impact during Bronze Age in northern Italy: on-site palynological investigation at Fondo Paviani (Legnago, Verona). In J. Kneisel, W. Kirleis, M. Dal Corso, N. Taylor, V. Tiedtke (eds.), Collapse or Continuity? Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes -- Proceedings of the International Workshop "Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes II" (14th -18th March 2011) in Kiel, vol. 1, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn
  • Jutta Kneisel, Wiebke Kirleis, Marta Dal Corso and Nicole Taylor: Collapse or Continuity? Concluding Remarks on the Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes. In: Jutta Kneisel, Wiebke Kirleis, Marta Dal Corso, Nicole Taylor and Verena Tiedtke (eds.) 2012: Collapse or Continuity? Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes. Proceedings of the International Workshop "Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes II (14th-18th March 2011)" in Kiel, Volume 1, Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 205, Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, 267-279
  • Wieckowska, M., Dörfler, W., Kirleis, W.: Vegetation and settlement history of the last 9000 years recorded in a lake deposit from Großer Eutiner See, Northern Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology,174, 79-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.01003
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Stefanie Klooß, Helmut Kroll, Johannes Müller: Crop growing and gathering in the northern German Neolithic: a review supplemented by first new results. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21, 221-242. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-011-0328-9
     

2011

  • Wiebke Kirleis, Ingo Feeser, Stefanie Klooß: Umwelt und Ökonomie, Frühe Bauern in Norddeutschland, Archäologie in Deutschland 2, 34-37.
  • Wiebke Kirleis, Valério D. Pillar, Hermann Behling: Human-environment interactions in mountain rainforests: palaeo-botanical evidence from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 20, 165–179. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-010-0272-0 (pdf)
     

2010

  • Nele Jantz, Wiebke Kirleis: Von Gruben, Äpfeln und wildem Gemüse. Archäobotanische Untersuchungen an Bodenproben aus der linienbandkeramischen Siedlung Grone bei Göttingen. Archäologie in Niedersachsen 13, 99-102.
  • Simon Haberle, Hermann Behling, Lydie Dupont, Wiebke Kirleis: Tropical palaeoecology and Global Change, Global Change Biology 16:6, 1645-1646. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02231.x (toc)
     

2009

  • Kirleis, W.: Ein Geschichtsbuch der besonderen Art. Vegetationsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu spätholozänen Veränderungen im Rambower Moor. In: Das Rambower Moor. Beiträge zur Natur- und Heimatkunde. Beitr. Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg 9, Lenzen 2009, 39-44.
  • Wiebke Kirleis: Drei neuzeitliche Getreidevorräte aus dem Grabungsgebiet Petersilienwasser in Einbeck, Ldkr. Northeim. In: Stefan Teuber, Einbeck - Petersilienwasser. Befunde und Bebauungsstrukturen des 13. bis 20. Jahrhunderts. Materialhefte zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte in Niedersachsen 41, Rahden/Westf., 397-406.
     

2008

  • Wiebke Kirleis Ulrich Willerding: Die Pflanzenreste der linienbandkeramischen Siedlung von Rosdorf-Mühlengrund, Ldkr. Göttingen, im südöstlichen Niedersachsen. Prähistorische Zeitschrift 83/2, 133–178. (toc)
  • Culmsee, H., Kirleis, W., Moser, G., Pitopang, R. Erasmi, S., Clough, Y., Lorenz, W.: Exploring the tree diversity of primary forests of Lore Lindu National Park (Central Sulawesi), visiting the Sulawesi Throughfall Displacement Experimental plots and Pokekea Megalithic Places. Field guide to the field-trip of the Conference on Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global change, October 10-15, 2008, STORMA, Göttingen, 38 pp.
     

2007

  • Wiebke Kirleis, Michael Herles: Climatic Change as a reason for Assyro-Aramaean conflicts? Pollen evidence for drought at the end of the 2nd millennium BC. State Archives of Assyria, Bulletin 16, 7–37.
     

2005

  • Wiebke Kirleis: Getreide, Nüsse und Salat ... archäobotanische Ergebnisse aus Gutingi. In: B. Arndt und A. Ströbl, Gutingi - Vom Dorf zur Stadt: Neueste Ergebnisse der stadtarchäologischen Arbeit. Göttingen, 51-58.
     

2004

  • Kirleis, W. & S. Seibt: Die Guten ins Töpfchen, die Schlechten ins Kröpfchen -- erste Hinweise auf Getreideverarbeitung im früh- bis hochmittelalterlichen Gutingi. Archäologie in Niedersachsen 7, 102--104.
  • Wiebke Kirleis: Ein goldgelber Schatz: Der älteste Rispenhirsevorrat Niedersachsens. Archäologie in Niedersachsen 7, 42-44.
     

2003

  • Wiebke Kirleis: Vegetationsgeschichtliche und archäobotanische Untersuchungen zur Landwirtschaft und Umwelt im Bereich der prähistorischen Siedlungen bei Rullstorf, Ldkr. Lüneburg. Probleme der Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet 28, 65–132. (PDF)

Projects

Current Projects

  • Zwischen staatlicher Fürsorge und privater Vorsorge: Eine interdisziplinäre Studie zur Versorgungssicherung im 6. Jahrhundert anhand des Getreidespeichers von Caričin Grad (mit Rainer Schreg, Bamberg)  zur Projektseite
  • Frühe Pflanzennutzung und Beginn des Ackerbaus in der Taiga in Nordwestrussland (Projekt Veksa, Kooperation mit Prof. Dr. H. Piezonka, Kiel)
  • Dynamics of Plant Economies in Ancient Societies, TP F3CRC 1266
  • Population Agglomerations in Tripolye-Cucuteni Megasites, TP D1 with J. Müller and H.-R. Bork, CRC 1266
  • Cultivated and wild plants in Early Bronze Age Bruszczewo, Poland
  • Plant use in the medieval Warft Garding, Eiderstedt
  • Environmental reconstruction in the medieval Warft Wesselbuhren, Dithmarschen
  • SPP 1400 Early Monumentality: Agriculture and Environment as a basis for Early Monumentality (DFG) („Frühe Monumentalität: Agriculture and Environment as a basis for Early Monumentality“) to the project
  • "Early farming in South Norway: pollen analytical investigations at Lake Skogstjern/Skaugsjenna, Bamble (Telemark)", in cooperation with the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo University to the project
  • Archaeobotanical research on Chalcolithic megasites (Tripolje) in the Ukraine at the transition area of forest steppe to steppe vegetation to the project
  • Archaeobotanical research in Kakucs on the Bonze Age in the Hungarian Danubian valley (in cooperation with the University Poznan, Poland and the Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Use of plants in the Linear Ceramic settlement Vrable, Slovakia
  • Archaeobotanical research on Linear Ceramic sites in Brandenburg to the project
  • Olives and other plant remains in the Bronze age Tell Zeytinli, Eastern Turkey (in collaboration with Marcella Frangipane, La Sapienza University Rome, Italy) (PDF)
  • Floral works of post-medieval ducal church vaults in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (in collaboration with Dr. Regina Ströbl, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Monument Authority, Schwerin)
  • Plant use in the Roman Iron age to Migration period settlement sites (in collaboration with Schleswig-Holstein Monument Authority )
  • Plant remains from the Mesolithic site Oldenburg-Eversten (in collaboration with Dr. Jana Fries, Oldenburg i. O., Niedersachsen Monument Authority ) to the project
  • Plant usage in medieval and modern times urban sites: the case study of the Hanseatic town of Einbeck (in collaboration with Dr. Stefan Teuber, Stadtarchäologe, Einbeck, Niedersachsen)
  • Reference Collection of tropical pollen grains and spores (Asia-Indonesia) (ARC Environmental Futures Network, Australia)
  • Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes", GS HDL
     

Completed Projects

  • Habitat Harz (GS HDL, DFG, until 2012) (PDF)
  • Environmental reconstruction of the Bronze Age settlement Fondo Paviani, Terramare-culture, Northern Italy (GS HDL, DFG) to the project
  • Nutrition and Environment in the Middle Ages: Botanical remains out of the moat of castle "Zur Mole", Kirschgraben, Spessart (Botanical Plattform GS HDL, DFG) (PDF)
  • The Environmental History of the Besoa-Valley, Indonesia (Publication)
  • Plant remains and dating of a pit alignment at Hevensen (in collaboration with Dr. Petra Lönne, Kreisarchäologie, Ldkr. Northeim, Niedersachsen)