Helmut Kroll retires


Friends and colleagues say farewell to an old hand at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory: Graduate School founding member Helmut Kroll retires after decades of fruitful archaeobotanical work.

Helmut Kroll supported archaeological projects at Kiel University and other institutions with his profound expertise and unerring instinct. He contributed to establishing Archaeobotany as part of Pre- and Protohistory and shaped daily life at the institute with his very own charm. Having joined Kiel University in 1967 as a student of Biology, he has been working as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory since 1970, beginning with the Archsum archaeological project. The archaeological settlement sites Helmut Kroll worked on range from the isle of Sylt to Bosnia and from France to Greece.

A farewell ceremony for Helmut Kroll takes place on Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. in the Johanna Mestorf lecture hall of the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory.

Text: Jirka Niklas Menke