Dr. René Ohlrau

Institute for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaelogy

Exzellenzcluster ROOTS, Olshausenstr. 80a, R. EG.010
Phone: +49 431 880-6709
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

I am an archaeologist trained in European prehistory, settlement archaeology, and geophysical prospection. My geographical focus lies on Southeastern and Eastern European archaeology and a global approach to early agglomeration processes. Currently, I am developing middle range theories in order to detect social levelling mechanisms in the archaeological record. In additional research, I work on Ukrainian Trypillia ‘mega-site’ palaeodemography and the emergence of pristine urbanism.

Keywords: Settlement archaeology, social archaeology, early urbanism, geophysical prospection, household archaeology, scaling, palaeodemography, Trypillia


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