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Building a megalithic tomb on campus

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This event has been organized as one of the highlights of the anniversary year of Kiel University: On May 14th, students and teachers will construct a megalithic stone tomb near the main lecture hall building (Audimax). In the process, the stones weighing tons will only be moved and put in place with muscle power and simple tools as implemented in the Stone Age, when hundreds of such monuments were constructed in Schleswig-Holstein.

[2015/04/30]

New archaeobotany series

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Graduate School members Wiebke Kirleis and Welmoed Out have recently launched, together with their colleague René Cappers (University of Groningen), a new series focused on people-plant interactions. Advances in Archaeobotany has been initiated to provide a dedicated publication venue for research excellence in archaeobotany and related interdisciplinary work.

[2015/04/21]


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    To gain an understanding of human development, one needs to detail the interactions between mankind and both its physical and perceived environment. Graduate training and research already emphasizes interdisciplinary research involving both Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences on this topic at Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU). This is exemplified by numerous graduate projects in Natural Sciences that have been, and are, tackling archaeological problems, while, at the same time, cultural studies and archaeology provide important clues and directions for scientific analysis.