Research at HEBA integrates methodologies of bioarchaeology and computational modelling to reconstruct the environment, living conditions and life histories of people, animals and plants in the past.
Our projects involve isotope ratio analyses of plant, animal and human remains and studies of biomolecular residues in pottery from archaeological contexts. In combination with sophisticated approaches to data analysis and modelling, we can assess the biological dimension of the past in remarkable detail.
MA and PhD students are invited to carry out research in our current projects or to develop independent studies with isotopic and lab components. Potential topics for graduate students include human diet, subsistence, and practices of animal husbandry and plant cultivation.
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New book on Bell Beaker studies across Europe
Eve Derenne co-edited a book centred on the Bell Beaker phenomenon in Europe: “The Bell Beaker Culture in All its Forms: Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting...
Eve Derenne organising Bell Beaker Workshop
Dr. Eve Derenne is co-organising a workshop with Dr. Karina Grömer (Natural History Museum Vienna) on the 21st of March 2023. It will bring together Bell...
PI Maria Ivanova-Bieg organising Session at EAA 2023
HEBA PI Maria Ivanova-Bieg is co-organising a session at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 30th August – 2 September 2023, in Belfast,...
BAG-Förderpreis for Magdalena Blanz
Dr Magdalena Blanz has been awarded the BAG-Förderpreis 2021 by the Austrian Society for Bioarchaeology (BAG) for her PhD dissertation titled “Seaweed as food, fodder, and...
New publication on seaweed-eating sheep at Neolithic Ness of Brodgar
Magdalena Blanz has recently co-authored an article on seaweed-eating sheep: “Life, Death and Teeth of Late Neolithic Sheep and Red Deer Excavated at Ness of Brodgar,...
HEAS Seed grant for Brina Zagorc and Magdalena Blanz
Brina Zagorc and Dr Magdalena Blanz received one of three biannual HEAS seed grants for their research project “Health and diet intertwined: co-analysing genetic markers with...