»Prehistoric Identities« emerge from the interaction between humans, animals, plants, material culture and landscapes. The research group embarks on a new way of identity research that discusses contextual information on equal footing with bioarchaeological data. Current research topics are sex and gender, kinship, marriage patterns and genetic inheritance, as well as foodways, mobility, migration and the experience of being foreign. Case studies from Austria and neighbouring countries form the foundation of a contextualization of these themes within European prehistory.


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The Value of Mothers to Society
The social status of motherhood in Bronze Age Europe
Together in Life – Together in Death
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Unlocking the secrets of cremated human remains
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Early Bronze Age burials at Franzhausen
Archaeology at the Danube
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Investigating sex-based differences in Bronze Age childcare