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.



.. currently available here: https://unibe-ch.academia.edu/CarolineHeitz


.. in which I am involved:

  • 2018-2020 (Postdoc): SNSF-Projekt No 169371: ‘Quantifying human impacts to tease apart cultural and climatic drivers of Holocene vegetation change – QuantHum’. University of Bern, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Prehistory / Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR). http://p3.snf.ch/project-156205

  • since 2017: Vegetation and settlement history of the Binntal valley, Canton Valais, Swiss Alpes http://www.landschaftspark-binntal.ch/de/verein-projekte/projekte.php

  • 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 http://p3.snf.ch/project-169371

  • 2009-2010 (Master): Beyond the big lakes. The Late Neolithic wetland sites of Seedorf-Lobsigesee (Canton Bern, Switzerland). Finds and features of the exploratory excavations of 2005 and 2007. University of Basel, Department of Ancient Studies, Prehistory / Integrative Prehistory and Archeological Science.

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