Dr. Maria Wunderlich

ROOTS full member

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R. 24
Phone: +49 431 880-3798
Telefax: +49 431 880-7300

My research is centred around comparative approaches and social archaeology with a focus on the intersection between archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology. Working in Northeastern India as well as Central Europe, I am interested in the dynamics involved in the socio-political organisation of societies, and forms of non-hierarchical social organisation. I am focusing on the research of Neolithic communities, as well as ethnoarchaeological approaches with an emphasis on human-environmental dynamics and settlement structures and organisation. Deriving from my PhD studies, I am also engaged in the research of the social implications and forms of megalithic monuments, both in recent and in prehistoric contexts. 

Keywords: Ethnoarchaeology, Neolithic, social archaeology, Northeast India, Central Europe, social organisation, kinship


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