MemberKirsty Millican


Millican, K. 2016 The timber monuments of Neolithic Scotland. Oxford: Hadrian Books. British Archaeological Reports British Series 623.


Millican, K., Goodchild, H. and Graves-McEwan, D. 2017 Monuments and Landscape: investigating a prehistoric monument complex at Lochbrow, Dumfries and Galloway. The Antiquaries Journal, 97, 27-47.


I completed my PhD from the University of Glasgow titled ‘Contextualising the Cropmark Record: The timber monuments of Neolithic Scotland’ in 2009. From 2009-10 I held a short-term lectureship at the University of of Aberdeen and from 2010 have worked for Historic Environment Scotland. I am currently Aerial Survey Projects Manager at Historic Environment Scotland and Affiliate Researcher (Archaeology) at the University of Glasgow. I am co-director of the Lochbrow Landscape Project, an archaeological survey project investigating the sites and landscapes at and around Lochbrow in Dumfries and Galloway. My research interests include the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Scotland, timber monumentality and the use of wood to build monuments, aerial archaeology and the interpretation of cropmarks, relationships between humans and the environment in prehistory, landscape archaeology and the integration of experiential and GIS approaches. My publications cover themes of Neolithic Scotland, cropmark archaeology, experiential and landscape archaeology.

MemberOliver Dietrich

…. Actual Archaeology Magazine 2, 2012, 32-51.

024. Oliver Dietrich, Manfred Heun, Jens Notroff, Klaus Schmidt, Martin Zarnkow, The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities. New evidence from Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey. Antiquity 86, 333, 2012, 674-695.

025. Nico Becker, Oliver Dietrich, Thomas Götzelt, Çiğdem Kök…

I am a Berlin-based prehistoric archaeologist involved in research projects between the Carpathian Basin and the Near East, with a focus on the Neolithic and Bronze Age. My research interests include the archaeology of religion and cult, metallurgy, agents of craft in prehistory, and distribution modes of prehistoric innovations.

MemberCaroline Heitz

…7th September: 25th Annual Meeting of
the European Association of Archaeologists
Beyond paradigms – EAA 2019 CfP Session #239: Un-packaging Neolithic societies: from static notions to bottom-up models of social organization

2014-2018 (PhD): SNSF-Projekt No 100011_156205: ‘Mobilities, Entanglements and Transformations in Neolithic Societies of the Swiss Plateau (3900-3500 BC)’. University of Bern, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Prehistory
2009-2010 (…

  I am an archaeologist working on prehistoric wetland sites and the archaeology of alpine spaces in the Circum Alpine region. I did my studies in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology, Archaeological Science, Social Anthropology and the History of Eastern Europe. Accordingly, I have a deep interest in inter- and transdisciplinarity research. In my PhD thesis titling ‘Ceramics beyond Cultures: A praxeological approach to mobility, entanglements and transformation in the northern Alpine space (3950-3800 BC)’, I combined different thing, action, cultural and social theories with qualitative and quantitative methods of archaeology and archaeometry. While this project aimed at inquiring the role of spatial mobility for transformations in Neolithic pottery production and consumption practices, my latest research is focussed on the mutuality of human-environment-relations.  

MemberJens Notroff

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.

MemberMartin Hinz

…sophy (Dr. phi. CAU Kiel), June 21, 2011. Title of dissertation: ‘Neolithische Siedlungsstrukturen im südöstlichen Schleswig-Holstein. Dynamik in Landschaft und Besiedlung’ (Neolithic settlement structures in southeastern Schleswig-Holstein. Dynamics in landscape and population) . Supervisor Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller (Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschi…
…numentalisms: past, present, future (Sidestone Press, Leiden 2018)
M. Hinz, From Hunting to Herding? Aspects of the Social and Animal Landscape during the Southern Scandinavian Neolithic. In: A. Haug/L. Käppel/J. Müller, Past Landscapes. The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture (Sidestone Press, Leiden 2018).
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MemberKaty Whitaker

… (2019) Sarsen stone quarrying in southern England: an introduction’ In Teather, A. et al Extracting more than rock? Insights into the acquisition of stone and flint in the Neolithic Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers. Oxford: Oxbow

WHITAKER, K.A. (2018) ‘What if none of the building stones at Stonehenge came from Wiltshire?’ Oxfo…

My doctoral research is an investigation of the archaeology and history of sarsen stone use in southern Britain. Funded by the South, West, and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, I am co-supervised by Professor Martin Bell (University of Reading) and Professor Josh Pollard (University of Southampton). My study area extends from Dorset to Kent, and expect my specific case studies to be in south-west Dorset, north Wiltshire, the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border, south Buckinghamshire, and the Medway Valley in Kent. A heritage professional for a number of year, I work for Historic England, the UK public body that helps people care for, enjoy, and celebrate England’s historic environment. With strengths in archaeological archives, aerial photography, and historic mapping, my current role is in heritage protection.

MemberRebecca Seifried

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Pullen, D.J., M.L. Galaty, W.A. Parkinson, W.E. Lee, and R.M. Seifried. 2018. The Diros Project, 2011–2013: Surface Survey and Site Collection in Diros Bay. In Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece, edited by A. Papathanasiou, edited by W.A. Parkinson, D.J. Pullen, M.L. Galaty, and P. Karkanas, pp. 407–425. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

I am the Geospatial Information Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, and I have a background in anthropological archaeology. My current role is to help folks at UMass learn about GIS and use different geospatial resources in their research and teaching. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal, rural regions and expanding empires in the medieval and post-medieval Mani peninsula, Greece, using a combination of archaeological data, archival sources, and remotely-sensed imagery analysis.

MemberRainer Schreg

… a dispersed settlement system and show the long-term transition from pagan burial places to the Christian cemeteries.
Corina Knipper/ Lynn Fisher/ Susan Harris/ Rainer Schreg: Neolithic Chert Exploitation on the Swabian Alb (Germany): 2007 Excavations at Asch-“Borgerhau”. The Quarry. The Newsletter of the SAA’s Prehistoric Quarries & Early Mine…


MemberJeffrey A. Becker

…française de Rome. ISBN-13: 9782728308200.
“Investigating early villas: the case of Grottarossa.” In Papers in Italian archaeology VI: Communities and Settlements from the Neolithic to the Early Medieval Period. Proceedings of the 6th Conference of Italian Archaeology held at the University of Groningen, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, The Nether…

Jeffrey Becker is a Mediterranean archaeologist. Becker has held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The College of William & Mary, Boston University, McMaster University, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and the University of Mississippi. Additionally, Becker served as Acting Director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Editor of the Pleiades Project and contributing editor for Etruscan and Roman art at Becker is a veteran of archaeological fieldwork in Italy, notably on the Palatine Hill in Rome with Clementina Panella and the University of Michigan’s project at Gabii in Central Italy. He is currently a part-time lecturer in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Binghamton University – SUNY. At Binghamton, he teaches courses in Mediterranean archaeology and Graeco-Roman art history.