SAO - Studies on Archeology in East Central Europe

Cover des neuesten BandesIn 2001, the first volume of the series was created, which was founded out of the need to provide a publication organ for the increasingly established cooperation between German and Polish archaeologists. The editors of the series are also at home in Poland and Germany: Janusz Czebreszuk from Poznań, Sławomir Kadrow from Krakow and Johannes Müller from Kiel. Current research results from the East-Central European region will be realized within the framework of English-language conference proceedings in a timely manner; Dissertations are published in the series as well as the previous results from the German-Polish major excavation project Brusczcewo. Their design in the form of bilingual, German-Polish volumes emphasizes the close cooperation and represents an absolute rarity in the archeological world of publication dar. The color design of the bindings is based on the content: blue stands for a conference proceedings, green for graduation and Sandton is - how could it be otherwise - the publication of excavation results reserved. The volumes are produced in Poznań, Kraków or Kiel and appear since volume 3 in commission by Verlag Dr. med. Rudolf Habelt.

List of published volums until 2017 (pdf)


Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa Bd. 18

a Middle Bronze Age multi-layered fortified settlement in Central Hungary

Mateusz Jaeger, Gabriella Kulcsár, Nicole Taylor, Robert Staniuk (eds.)

The Kakucs-Turján archaeological site was investigated by a Polish-Hungarian-German research team of archaeologists and various specialists. This volume contains the first, preliminary results of their work, giving the reader an insight into the complex history of the Bronze Age settlement and its economic activities as reflected in the multi-layered stratigraphy of the site.
The currently analysed materials from Kakucs-Turján may help to indicate the basic parameters of the development and functioning of the Middle Bronze Age Vatya culture; on the one hand strongly based on local tradition, on the other contextualized within a wider network covering the Carpathian Basin.

Bonn, Habelt 2018
ISBN 978-3-7749-4149-6



Studies on Archeology in East Central Europe 16

Maidanetske 2013. New excavations at a Trypilia mega-site

Johannes Müller, Robert Hofmann, Wiebke Kirleis, Stefan Dreibrodt, René Ohlrau, Lennart Brandtstätter, Marta Dal Corso, Welmoed Out, KnutRassmann, Natalia Burdo Mykhailo Videiko

In European prehistory, population agglomerations of more than 10,000 inhabitants per site
are  an  infrequent  phenomenon. The  unexpected  discovery  of  the Trypillia  mega-sites, excavated nearly 50 years ago by Soviet, Ukrainian and Moldavian archaeologists using a multidisciplinary approach, uncovered the remains of more than 2000 houses spread over 250 hectares. These extraordinary mega-sites developed at the border of the North Pontic Forest Steppe zone ca. 4100–3400 BCE.
One of the key mega-sites is Maidanetske in the Uman Region, Central Ukraine. In 2013, an interdisciplinary European team of researchers started new excavations at the site, which were analysed  under  the  frame  of  the  Collaborative  Research  Centre  SFB  1266 “Scales  of Transformation”. The  excavation  provoked  many  questions:  why,  how  and  under  what environmental conditions did Trypillia mega-sites develop? How long did they last? Were
social reasons responsible for transformation processes?

Bonn, Habelt 2017
- eBook available -
ISBN 978-3-7749-4018-5


Studies on Archeology in East Central Europe 14

Bruszczewo IV.
Natural resources and economic activities of the Bronze Age people 
Janusz Czebreszuk, Johannes Müller, Mateusz Jaeger, Jutta Kneisel

The settlement of Bruszczewo was investigated by a German-Polish research team of archaeologists and specialists of various research fields whose work made this publication possible. The established interdisciplinary approach has become a hallmark of investigations at Bruszczewo.
The fourth edited volume in this series on Bruszczewo presents results of the study of many source categories, documenting the multifaceted and highly developed economy and culture of the Early Bronze Age site. The information accumulated over the course of many years of archaeological investigations paints the picture of a community that survived with much success for several centuries. This can be viewed as the result of their ability to skilfully take advantage of a favourable location in the network of information and innovation circulation routes intersecting in Central Europe. Moreover, the community owed most of their success to the effective use of value-added aspects of their interaction with the natural environment that they had exploited.

Bonn, Habelt 2015
ISBN 978-3-7749-3956-1