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MemberJens Notroff

…Deutsches Archäologisches Institut…

Studied Prehistoric Archaeology at the Free University of Berlin under Prof. Hänsel and Prof. Teržan, where I finished studies in 2009 achieving the degree of Magister Artium. Main focus of research is the European Bronze Age, especially burial customs and material culture in view of the representation of prestige and social hierarchy, closely related to my interest in places of cult and ritual respectively the question of their archaeological evidence. Dissertation deals with the phenomenon of miniature swords in the Nordic Bronze Age and the role of these symbolic arms as markers of social rank. From Montelius’ Period IV onwards, miniature swords are found in burials while their larger pendants are mostly (but not exclusively) connected to depositions. Other than stated before, miniature swords are not displacing the large arms as grave goods completely – when they are disappearing from burials in Period V this also means the end of the Bronze Age miniature sword phenomenon in the North. Second field of research is the Pre-Pottery Neolithic and beginning sedentism as well as the development of early complex societies; affiliated with the Göbekli Type research project of the German Archaeological Institute’s Orient Department, excavating the oldest yet known monumental architecture – an early cultic centre or gathering place of hunter-gatherer groups near Şanlıurfa in south-eastern Anatolia.

MemberSusanne Rühling

…n. Institut für vor- und frühgeschichtliche Archäologie. – Rühling, Susanne (2009): Rezeption antiker Musik in der Vergangenheit und der Moderne. Rekonstruktion und Interpretation antiker Instrumente und Musik. In: Hartmut Broszinski, Birgit Kümmel und Jürgen Wolf (Hg.): Antikes Leben. Ideal und Wirklichkeit. 1 Band. Bad Arolsen: Michael Imhof Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, S. 141–146. – Rühling, Susanne (2009): Römisches Musikleben. Sonic Seducer, Mittelalter Special. – Rühling, Susanne (2010): Ancient Sounds for Modern Ears. Archaeomusicology in Media and Performance. In: Ricardo Eichmann, Ellen Hickmann und Lars-Christian Koch (Hg.): Studien zur Musikarchäologie. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung. Rahden, Westf.: VML Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH (Studien zur Musikarchäologie, VII), S. 193–199. – Rühling, Susanne (2010): Musik im antiken Kult. Ein musikwissenschaftlicher Beitrag zur Sonderausstellung “Merkur&Co.”. In: Tugium (26), S. 63–68. – Rühling, Susanne (2010): Wie klang das Mittelalter? Ein kleiner Beitrag über Musikarchäologie und historisierende Musik. In: Zillo Medieval (1), S. 74–75. – Rühling, Susanne (2011): Der Tanz in der Antike. Vom Mythos der Bewegung. In: Miroque – Lebendige Geschichte 2011 (Edition 1), S. 6–10. – Rühling, Susanne (2011): Musikinstrumente d…

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MemberSebastian Hageneuer

I am a Near Eastern Archaeologist based in Germany and focused on the methodology of reconstruction of ancient architecture. I received my degree at the Free University of Berlin, Germany and am still anrolled as a PhD student with a thesis about the influence and development of archaeological reconstruction drawings of the 19th and 20th century. During my time as a student, I started a company called Artefacts, that focused on creating visual reconstructions of ancient architecture and worked for various projects. I am currently a research assistant at the University of Cologne and work in the newly created Master-programm of Archaeoinformatics (Computational Archaeology) as a specialist in 3D Documentation and Modelling. I am also a Fellow for Innovations in Digital Teaching and explore new ways of communicating archaeological knowledge with modern technologies in an associated project.