Dr. Bente Majchczack

ROOTS full member

Olshausenstraße 80a, R. EG. 05
Phone: +49 431 880-6705
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

My research is focused on the settlement dynamics and socio-environmental relations in the North Sea area during the first millennium AD and the Middle Ages. I conduct landscape archaeology with a bundle of geophysical prospection, remote sensing and archaeological methods. I am particularly interested in settlement and cultivation, adaptations within and the abandonment of the coastal areas, interactions with the sea in terms of coastal protection as well as communication and trade connections. My main work area is the German Wadden Sea area and in particular the islands and “Halligen” of North Frisia.

Keywords: Landscape archaeology, coastal communities, geophysics, Early to Late Middle Ages, trade


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