Dr. Jens Schneeweiß

Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology ||| Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology

ROOTS full member

Olhausenstraße 80 a, R. EG.09
Phone: +49 431 880-6708

As an archaeologist, I have combined active fieldwork with scientific analysis and evaluation in my research activities from the very beginning. Through my professional career, I have various research focuses. Most important are the research foci on settlement research and rural archaeology in early history and the Middle Ages, which I have been working on for two decades in Germany and abroad, and my research on the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in Siberia, with which I started my academic career. I have always been particularly interested in cross-border issues, both in a geographical and a disciplinary sense. My academic education includes both humanities and natural sciences. I therefore consider archaeological research originally interdisciplinary.

Keywords: Archaeology of North-Eastern Europe and Siberia, conflict resolution strategies in pre-industrial societies,  mobility, sedentariness and perception of space,  methodology of settlement and landscape archaeology with a focus on the 1st millennium AD,  pottery analysis,  “Zeitgeist” and cultural transfer,  physical and statistical dating methods, chronology and time; archaeological taphonomy and reconstruction of subsistence economy, genesis of cultural strata


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