Dr. Nicole Taylor

Scientific Coordinator

Leibnizstraße 3, R. 136
Phone: 880-5926

Consultation Hours: Monday 10:00-12:00 am
Current Lectures UnivIS

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

2009 - 2013 Early Stage Researcher in the EU/Marie-Curie Project “Forging Identities: the mobility of culture in Bronze Age Europe. PhD thesis: Burning Questions: Identity and Late Bronze Age Cremation Cemeteries.
2006 - 2008 studied Field Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London; M.A. dissertation title: “Will the hand-planner ever become obsolete?: Digital planning and the role of the excavator”
2003 - 2006 studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Jesus College, University of Cambridge; B.A. dissertation title: “Do the plant-macrofossils support the open-area/midden-area distinction at the site of Százhalombatta-Földvár?”


Work experience

since 2009 Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben
2002 - 2008 Site Assistant at Cambridge Archaeological Unit
2007 - 2008 Post-excavation assistant on the Mucking Project with Cambridge Archaeological Unit
2005 Volunteer at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
2003 - 2007 Field-schools and excavations in UK, Denmark, Iceland

Research Foci

The focus lies specifically with European Bronze Age. Of special interest are the individual and his mobility which can be ascertained through methods of burial mound and stable isotope analysis. Another priority is the construction of theories and methods in archaeology.

Selected Publications

Please note the additional list of publications (PDF) and further information academia.edu.


In print

  • Taylor, N. Forthcoming. Burning Questions. Identity and Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Cremation Cemeteries. Universitätsforschungen zu Prähistorischen Archäologie. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.
  • Lucy, S.J., Jefferies, R. and Taylor, N. Forthcoming. Mucking, Essex – Excavations by Margaret and Tom Jones (1965-78). The Roman Cemeteries. CAU Landscape Archives Series: Historiography and Fieldwork (No. 3). Oxford: Oxbow.

Article / Contributions

In print

  • Taylor, N. Forthcoming. Fanning the flames of change: A new approach to cremation cemeteries and identity. In Suchowska-Ducke, P. and Vandkilde, H. (eds.) Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe. Proceedings of an international conference and the Marie Curie ITN ‘Forging Identities’ at Aarhus University June 2012. BAR International Series. Oxford: Archaeopress.


  • Taylor, N. 2013. Broken Mirrors? Archaeological Reflections on Identity. In V.G. Ginn, R.A. Enlander and R. Crozier (eds.) Exploring Prehistoric Identity in Northwest Europe: our construct or theirs? Oxford: Oxbow.



  • Kneisel, J., Kirleis, W., Dal Corso, M., Taylor, N. and Tiedtke, V. (eds.) 2012. Collapse or Continuity? Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes.Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie Band 205. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH.