Prof. Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz

Professur für Archäozoologie und Isotopenforschung

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R.11
Telefon: +49 431 880-3376
Telefax: +49 431 880-7300

Sprechstunde: Mittwoch 14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Wintersemester 2018/2019: Forschungsfreisemester
Lehrveranstaltungen im UnivIS

curriculum vitae


Evolution of Foddering Practices in the Southern Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic. Harvard University 2007-08.

Research area

Zooarchaeology and Stable Isotope Science

Scientific experience    

since 2010 Professor (W2), Zooarchaeology and Stable Isotope Science, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel

Scientific education

2008-2010 Post-Doc, Archaeology Center, Stanford University
2000-2007 Doctoral student, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
1995-1999 BA in Anthropology, Brandeis University, USA

selected publications

please look up for current publications on


  • Makarewicz, C.: Assorted strategies of production and risk reduction in Late PPNB caprine herding systems: Zooarchaeological and isotopic case studies from el-Hemmeh and Ba’ja. Jordan’s Prehistory: Past and Future Research.

accepted by Paleorient

  • Makarewicz, C.: Pig domestication processes and caprine husbandry at Neolithic Wadi Shu’eib, Jordan: a zooarchaeological approach.


  • White, C. and Makarewicz, C.: Harvesting practices and early Neolihtic barley cultivation at el-Hemmeh, Jordan.
  • Makarewicz, C.: Xiongnu pastoral systems: integrating economies of subsistence and scale. In Xiongnu Archaeology – Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the First Steppe Empire in Central Asia, U. Brosseder and B. K. Miller (eds.) Bonn Contributions to Asian Archaeology 5, Bonn.


  • Arbuckle, B., Makarewicz, C.: The early management of cattle (Bos taurus) in Neolithic central Anatolia, Antiquity 83, 669-686
  • Makarewicz, C.: Complex caprine harvesting practices and diversified hunting strategies: integrated animal exploitation systems at Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B’ Ain Jammam, Anthropozoologica 44 (1): 1-24
  • Makarewicz, C., Tuross, N.: Variation in goat diet through the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic: diachronic shifts in human approaches to caprine management at Basta. In Transitions in Prehistory: Papers in Honor of Ofer Bar-Yosef. J. Shea and D. Liebermann, eds. American School of Prehistoric Research, Cambridge, MA.


  • Kirsanow, K., Makarewicz, C., Tuross, N.: Stable organic oxygen (d18O) and hydrogen (dD) isotopes in caprine dentinal collagen records seasonal variation, Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 3159-3167


  • Makarewicz, C., Tuross, N.: Foddering by Mongolian pastoralists is recorded in the stable carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopes of caprine dentinal collagen, Journal of Archaeological Science 33: 862-870
  • Makarewicz, C., Goodale, N., Rassmann, P., White, C.,Miller, H., Haroun, J., Carlson, E., Pantos, A., Kroot, M., Kadowaki, S., Casson, A., Williams, J.T., Austin, A.E., Fabre, B.: El-Hemmeh: A multiperiod Pre-Pottery Neolithic site in the Wadi el-Hasa, Jordan. Eurasian Prehistory 4 (1-2): 183-220


current projects

  • The El-Hemmeh Project, Jordan, PPNA, PPNB
    The el-Hemmeh Archaeological Project is a multidisciplinary research project investigating several critical shifts in the economic and social practices of hunter-gatherers and agropastoralists that dramatically transformed human lifeways ten thousand years ago in the Near East. project homepage
  • Wadi Faynan 16, PPNA, Jordan
    (with Johannes Haenel and Nils Eberle, Project Assistants)
  • Beidha, Jordan, PPNB in collaboration
    (with Prof. Dr. Ben Arbuckle, Baylor University)
  • Oldenburg, Germany, Mesolithic Oldenburg, Germany, Mesolithic project homepage
    (Alice Berger, University College London)
  • Jerash, Jordan
    (Verena Kerres, CAU Kiel)
  • Bordesholm Monastery
    (Nils Eberle, Johannes Haenel, Benjamin Ostwald)

Research information system CAU (publications)