Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1266
Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1266: "Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies"
The CRC 1266 takes a long-term perspective, from 15,000 BCE to 1 BCE, to investigate processes of transformation in a crucial period of human history, from late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers to early state societies. Past archaeological and environmental archives are explored not only in different social constellations but also in different landscapes, from the Mediterranean to the Arctic.
In 18 subprojects around 60 scientists from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, palaeo-ecology, geoscience, philosophy, genetics, or informatics work together in order to identify triggers and components of transformation by case studies, theoretical and methodological approaches and modelling.
The Integrated Research Training Group supports the 17 PhD candidates by providing a framework of supervision, mentoring, and supplementary training.
The collaboration of eight institutions and the Johanna-Mestorf-Academy of Kiel University, the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology and the Archaeological State Museum Schloss Gottorf is funded by the German Research Foundation.