Research clusters

Man and Artefact

The North Sea and Baltic region is frequently reflected in the archaeological finds as an autonomous and interconnected area of social interaction throughout the ages. From the Stone Age hunters and gatherers to the Germanic cultures of the early Middle Ages, the inhabitants created their own special artefacts, which can be classified in the functional, technological, typological, chronological and cultural categories that form the traditional foundation of all archaeological research.

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Man and Society

The Strategic Research Area “Man and Society” covers a large number of different, archaeologically identifiable, individuals and groups that fall within the range of the ZBSA’s geographical and chronological remit. However, these have to be considered against the background of certain specific features of the area under study.

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Man and Environment

This Strategic Research Area encompass projects that use different methodologies to study the interaction between man and the natural environment of the Baltic Sea region from a historical perspective.

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