Scientific editorial office

Dr. Anke Wesse | Tel. 049(0)431/880.3372 | Room: 150

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Reports and Notifications on Prehistory, Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology
Edited by Johannes Müller and Ulrich Müller; Institute for Pre- and Protohistory of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel,
Claus von Carnap-Bornheim; Archaeological State Museum of the foundation for „Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen“, Schloß Gottorf as well as the Archaeological State Office Schleswig-Holstein, Schleswig.
The scientific contributions are peer-reviewed by external reviewers.
The Offa-periodical is published by Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster



Research by the institute for Pre- and Protohistory of the Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel
the Archaeological State Museum of the Archäologischen Landesmuseum of the foundation for „Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen“, Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig,
the Archaeological State Office Schleswig-Holstein, Schleswig.
Edited by Johannes Müller and Ulrich Müller; Institute for Pre- and Protohistory of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel.
The Offa-books are published by Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster.

List of the Titles 65 (1987) - 88 (2012)


Advances in Archaeobotany

Advances in Archaeobotany Vol. 1This series was launched under the umbrella of the dutch science publisher Barkhuis to provide a platform for the publication of pioneering archaeobotanical research and related interdisciplinary approaches.


René Cappers (Groningen Institute of Archaeology)
Wiebke Kirleis und Welmoed A. Out (Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology and Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" of the University Kiel)

For more info see



PDF flyer series / PDF flyer volume 1

Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation

As part of the eponymous DFG priority program 1400 which was established at the institute in 2008, serials have been produced since 2011 in which theses and congresses are published that are mainly on the Funnel Beaker Societies in Europe and closely linked to the SPP. Edited by Johannes Müller; Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, Kiel

Verlag Rudolf Habelt, Bonn

List of the published volumes

Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie

The UPA publication series was originally started by five German university institutes to allow young scientists and examinees to publish their research and theses under favourable conditions. Publications have spanned the whole of human history from the Palaeolithic to the Modern Age and 19 different cities from 5 countries are now included in the series. The authors and the corresponding departments at the institutes are responsible for typesetting and make-up, as well as the delivery of PDFs that are ready to print. The print is financed either by the author, the institute involved or Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH , who also ensure distribution. (Leaflet for authors).

The Institute also publishes two sub-series (within the framework of the UPA) that differ visually from the original UPA-series through their cover design. One is the series Neolithikum und Chalkolithikum in Zentralbosnien (The Neolithic and Chalcolithic in Central Bosnia), in which current research results of the Okolište project are published. The other is Human Development in Landscapes in which the international workshops conducted by the graduate school in Kiel are published.

UPA volumes by the institute

UPA volumes by the Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes


Studies in the Archaeology of Eastern Central Europe

Studia nad Pradziejami Europy Środkowej

This series (first published in 2001) was born out of the desire to find a way to rapidly publish the established cooperative work of German and Polish archaeologists. The editors are: Janusz Czebreszuk from Poznań, Sławomir Kadrow from Krakow and Johannes Müller from Kiel. The results of current research conducted in Eastern Central Europe are published in English and in a timely manner in conference proceedings. Doctoral theses, as well as the most recent results of the Polish-German excavation project at Brusczcewo, are also published in the series. These bilingual (Polish-German) volumes emphasize our close cooperation but also constitute a rarity in the archaeological world of publishing. The covers are colour-coordinated by their content: conference proceedings are blue, theses are green and excavation results are (appropriately) sand coloured. The volumes are published in Poland or Kiel and have been released on commission by Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt since the third volume.

List of the published volumes


Arkæologi i Slesvig / Archäologie in Schleswig


The symposium „Arkæologi i Slesvig/Archäologie in Schleswig“ was initiated in 1991 by archaeologists working in Sønderjylland and the former region of Schleswig. Every two years, current excavations and research approaches are presented and discussed at the Jaruplund Højskole, not far south from the German-Danish border. Following the symposium, a small, partly colored publication featuring papers in German and Danish, and supplemented by English summaries, is published. A double-blind peer-review ensures a good quality of the papers. A team of three Danish archaeologists (Lilian Matthes, Pernille Kruse und Mette Nissen) from the Museum Sønderjylland-Arkæologi Haderslev and two German archaeologists (Tobias Schade and Michaela Schimmer), as well as one graphic designer (all from the Institute of Prehstoric and Protohistoric Archaeology at Kiel University) organize the symposium and the edition of the symposium´s proceedings.

The event and the print are sponsored by the Museum Sønderjylland-Arkæologi Haderslev and the Archaeological State office of Schleswig-Holstein (Archäologisches Landesamt), as well as the Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf.


  • Symposium Jarplund 16, 2016
  • Symposium Jarplund 15, 2014
  • Symposium Jarplund 14, 2012
  • Symposium Jarplund 13, 2010 (with an index)
  • Symposium Jarplund 12, 2008
  • Symposium Jarplund 11, 2006
  • Symposium Jarplund 10, 2003
  • Symposium Jarplund 9, 2001
  • Symposium Jarplund 8, 2000
  • Symposium Løgumkloster 7, 1999
  • Symposium Wohlde 6, 1998
  • Symposium Hjemsted 5, 1996
  • Symposium Wohlde 4, 1995
  • Symposium Wohlde 3, 1993
  • Symposim St. Jyndevand 2, 1992
  • Symposium Wohlde 1, 1991

Journal of Neolithic Archaeology

The Journal of Neolithic Archaeology provides a scientific information platform on the archaeology of the Neolithic period. The articles are mainly in German and English, and for all articles English summaries and figure captions are available.

The Journal was originally founded in 1999 as a pioneering web-based open access online journal. Since 2003, the Journal has been edited by an international team of archaeologists.

JNA Homepage

Historische Archäologie

In spring 2009 we are introducing the online journal “Historische Archäologie” to offer a new and open access medium. “Historische Archäologie” wishes explicitly to present research and analysis from the late medieval period and the modern period in all its aspects. Its time frame ranges from the 14th/15th century until today. Geographically the journal focuses on papers from German-speaking Europe and adjacent states.

With our decision to publish online and open access we are not only responding to the prompting of research institutions such as the DFG, but also see the journal very much as part of the opposition to the commercialisation of the scientific journal market.

Homepage Historische Archäologie