Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr.

Andreas G. Heiss

Group Leader

RG »Environment and Human Impact in Historical Societies«


Telephone: +43 1 51581-4112

Location: Franz Klein-Gasse 1 | 1190 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Degree in Biology (focus archaeobotany) from the University of Innsbruck. Since 2001, participation in numerous national and international research projects in central Europe and in the Mediterranean, with a focus on the topics of food, agricultural, and mining history. Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), at the University of Vienna as well as at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. 2012 recipient of the BOKU Teaching Award. 2015 founding member of the Bioarchaeological Society of Austria (BAG). Since 2016 member of the OeAI and head of the archaeobotany laboratory, since 2021 head of the research group »Environment and Human Impact in Historical Societies«.

Detailed Biography

    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Environmental archaeology/Landscape history
    • Agricultural and food history
    • Cultural history of plants
    • Analysis of macro-remains of plants
    • Charred wood analysis
    • Analysis of food remains



    Journal Publication (65)

    Book/Monograph (2)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (13)

    Conference Contribution: Poster (in Proceedings) (4)

    Contribution in Collection (65)

    Editorship (4)

    Habilitation (1)

    Dissertation (1)

    Research Report (60)

    Book or Essay review (1)

    Other Publication (35)