Angela Kreuz

akreuzArchaeobotanist, studied biology and pre- and protohistory in Frankfurt/Main; doctoral thesis on ancient landuse and economy of the Earliest Neolithic Bandkeramik culture, University of Leiden/NL; particular interests in investigating the development of agricultural systems and former diet and its interdependency with social developments in Central Europe, prioritising the Neolithic until Roman prehistoric periods; determinations of botanical macroremains including wood; concept development and managing of the archaeobotanical database program ArboDat. Leader of the archaeobotanical department of the State Office for Cultural Heritage Preservation Hesse as well as teaching archaeobotany at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz/Mayence (Germany).


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Project Partners

Hans-Peter Stika

Hans-Peter Stika

Assistant Lecturer of Archaeobotany, University of Hohenheim Read More
Stefi Jacomet

Stefi Jacomet

Professor of Archaeobotany, Basel University Read More
Andreas Heiss

Andreas Heiss

Scientific collaborator, Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Read More
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  • PlantFoods


    The project will examine an impressive body of actual food remains and will generate a solid methodological tool for ancient
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  • Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    The project will address variability and change of food preparation technologies, by assembling information on grinding stone tools, cooking facilities
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  • Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnographic fieldwork will offer insights into traditional ways of transforming plants into food, daily meals as well as food for
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  • Experimentation


    The Project will experiment with processing and cooking different plant species, generating different kinds of recipes and end-products.
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