agent based modeling; archaeological survey/fieldwork; early human impact; land use and land cover modeling; prehistory; palaeoecology; Neolithic/Neolithisation; long-term human-environment relationships; palynology; climate; landscape and environmental archaeology
Baum Tilman, Mainberger Martin, Taylor Timothy, Tinner Willy, Hafner Albert, Ebersbach Renate (2020), How many, how far? Quantitative models of Neolithic land use for six wetland sites on the northern Alpine forelands between 4300 and 3700 bc, in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Rey Fabian, Gobet Erika, Szidat Sönke, Lotter André F, Gilli Adrian, Hafner Albert, Tinner Willy (2018), Radiocarbon wiggle matching on laminated sediments delivers high-precision chronologies, in Radiocarbon
Daxer Christoph, MoernautJasper, TaylorTimothy, HaasJean Nicolas (2018), Late Glacial and Holocene Sedimentary Infill of Lake Mondsee (Eastern Alps, Austria) and Historical Rockfall Activity revealed by Reflection Seismics and Sediment-Core Analysis, in Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences
, 111(1), 111-134.
Rey Fabian, Gobet Erika, van Leeuwen Jacqueline F. N., Gilli Adrian, van Raden Ulrike J., Hafner Albert, Wey Othmar, Rhiner Julia, Schmocker Daniela, Zünd Jan, Tinner Willy (2017), Vegetational and agricultural dynamics at Burgäschisee (Swiss Plateau) recorded for 18,700 years by multi-proxy evidence from partly varved sediments, in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
, 26(6), 571-586.
Hafner Albert, Brunner Mirco, Laabs Julian (2017), Archaeology of the Alpine space. Research on the foothills, valley systems and high mountain landscapes of the Alps, in Vita Antiqua
, 2017(9), 16-37.
EbersbachRenate, KleinmannAngelika, MaierUrsula, MainbergerMartin, MerktJosef, MillionSebastian, NelleOliver, SchlichtherleHelmut, StephanElisabeth, VogtRichard, WickLucia (2017), Das BELAVI - Projekt erschließt eine neue Feuchtboden-Fundlandschaft des Neolithikums im Westallgäu, in Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Baden-Württemberg
, 2016, 22-25.
HafnerAlbert, SchlichtherleHelmut, TaylorTimothy, TinnerWilly (2016), International und interdisziplinär. Archäologie und Umweltwissenschaften heute., Archäologisches Landesmuseum, Ostfildern, Stuttgart, 49-50.
Maurer Jakob, TaylorTimothy, HerzogAnna (2016), Die kupferzeitliche Spornsiedlung von Lenzing-Burgstall/OÖ, in Jahresschrift des Netzwerks Geschichte Österreich
, 5, 50-54.
Martin Mainberger Oliver Nelle Helmut Schlichtherle (2015), Jenseits der Seeufersiedlungen - Zum Auftakt des BELAVI - Projektes im Westallgäu, in Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Baden-Württemberg
Mainberger Martin Merkt Josef Kleinmann Angelika (2015), Pfahlbausiedlungen am Degersee. Archäologische und Naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen
, Konrad Theiss Verlag, Darmstadt.
Rey Fabian, Gobet Erika, Schwörer Christoph, Wey Othmar, Hafner Albert, Tinner Willy, Causes and mechanisms of synchronous succession trajectories in primeval Central European mixed Fagus sylvatica forests, in Journal of Ecology
KowarikKerstin, KlammerJulia, Seidl da FonsecaHelena, MaurerJakob, TaylorTimothy, From lakeshore to hilltop. Investigating Copper Age landuse in the Attersee-Mondsee region, in Dolbunova Ekaterina, Mazurkevich Andrey, Hafner Albert (ed.), Routledge, London.
MaurerJakob, Lenzing-Burgstall: Eine kupferzeitliche Spornsiedlung im Hinterland des Attersees in Oberösterreich., Verlag Marie Leidorf, Rahden/Westf..
EbersbachRenate, BaumTilman, KleinmannAngelika, MaierUrsula, MainbergerMartin, MerktJosef, MillionSebastian, NelleOliver, SchlichtherleHelmut, StephanElisabeth, VogtRichard, WickLucia, Zum Abschluss des trinationalen BELAVI - Projekts im Westallgäu, in Archäologische Ausgrabungen
Beyond lake settlements: Studying Neolithic environmental changes and human impact at small lakes in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.1. Summary The prehistoric lake village sites of Switzerland, Germany and Austria have been known for more than 150 years. Over one hundred of them were accorded UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status in 2011. Mainly dating to the Neolithic (including Copper Age) and Bronze Age, the zone of lacustrine settlement represents an early phase of sedentarization in the northern foothills of the Alps. Despite much significant research on material culture, settlement dynamics, economy and ecology, the focus has hitherto been almost exclusively on the classic sites situated on the larger pre-Alpine lakes. Our proposal focusses on small shallow lakes and their immediate setting, in order to obtain new high-resolution data on natural environment and human impact at a landscape level. Recent palaeoecological investigation suggests that small shallow lakes preserve undisturbed laminated annual sediments with potential for generating ultra-high-resolution diachronic data on vegetation, palaeoclimate and human impact. Three micro regions containing suitable small lakes set within complex archaeological landscapes that themselves are currently understood at varying levels of resolution, provide the foci for the interlinked interdisciplinary research programmes proposed by the project partners. The overall aim is to integrate micro-regional, regional, and macro-regional studies so as to gain a better understanding of large-scale processes of adaptation and anthropogenic impact over time. The main goals of the project are:•Significantly enhance the archaeological database of Holocene human activity in three research areas: Swiss Plateau (Burgäschisee), German Allgäu (Degersee/Schleinsee) and Austrian Salzkammergut (Mönichsee/Krottensee). •to analyse precisely chronologically resolved sedimentary records (e.g. pollen, spores, macrofossils) in annually laminated sediments and cross correlate them with occupation periods as dated by dendrochronology and AMS-radiocarbon chronol-ogy during periods of significant palaeoclimatic oscillations.•to expand research into the ‘hinterland’ of large pre-alpine lakes to examine an extended range of human land-use activities using a combination of archaeological and palaeoecological methods so as to identify and understand the nature of agricul-tural systems, fire management regimes, wildfires, and woodland cycles.•to gauge population mobility and establish patterns demographic change.•to identify agents of economic and cultural processes in relation to physical-geographical conditions and human economic adaptions at a time of significant climatic/environmental change. •Modelling possible scenarios across three similar cultural and natural environments in the northern pre-alpine zone as facilitated by a shared development of archaeological and palaeoecological methodologies between the partner institutions.Through the integration of wetland archaeology and palaeoecology, we expect to generate new data and models relevant to understanding the variability of human impact on landscapes, especially the environmental interactions of Neolithic societies, with relevance to the entire peri-Alpine region.