Environment and Human Influence / Archeology, Human Geography, Man-Society-Environment

Environment and Human Influence

Research Group Holm; Man-Society-Environment

Man-Society-Environment

Group Leader: Prof. Patricia Holm
Secretary: Ute-Simone Spitzer

Vesalianum, Vesalgasse 1
4051 Basel
Telephone  +41 (0)61 207 04 00

 

Aquatic ecology meets society

We investigate anthropogenic and natural effects on organisms in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Research topics include chemical inputs, sediment inputs, microplastics, climate change and water surges, and non-native organisms, with our main focus on fish. Using interdisciplinary approaches, we look at these issues from various angles and develop sustainable solutions.

Research Group Schibler; Prehistoric and Scientific Archeology (PNA)

Prehistoric and Scientific Archeology (PNA)

Group Leader: Prof. Jörg Schibler
Secretary: Brigitte Heiz Wyss und Viviane Kolter

Spalenring 145
4055 Basel
Telephone  +41 (0)61 201 02 00

The research in prehistory and archaeological sciences encompasses various periods, spanning from the Palaeolithic to the early Middle Ages. Archaeological remains of human activities (e.g. stone/bone/antler artefacts, plant remains, etc.) are analysed with scientific methods. The results can then be used to shed light on people‘s way of living (e.g. nutrition, health and economy), and to reconstruct environments and ecology in the past. The main research fields in this group are archaeozoology, archaeobotany, archaeogenetics, anthropological archaeology and geoarchaeology. Stable isotopes from archaeological organic remains (e.g. animal bones and/or plant remains) are also being studied in collaboration with the Environmental Geology research group (led by Prof. Lehmann) of Basel University.

Research Group Le Tensorer; Prehistoric and Scientific Archeology (IPNA)

Prehistoric and Scientific Archeology (IPNA)

Group Leader: Prof. J.-M. Le Tensorer
Secretary: Brigitte Heiz Wyss und Viviane Kolter

Spalenring 145
4055 Basel
Telephone  +41 (0)61 201 02 00

 

The research in prehistory and archaeological sciences encompasses various periods, spanning from the Palaeolithic to the early Middle Ages. Archaeological remains of human activities (e.g. stone/bone/antler artefacts, plant remains, etc.) are analysed with scientific methods. The results can then be used to shed light on people‘s way of living (e.g. nutrition, health and economy), and to reconstruct environments and ecology in the past.
The research focus in this group is human evolution and the development of stone artefacts in the Near East (in particular Syria) and Europe, from the Lower to the Middle Palaeolithic. Another important field of research within the group is the Swiss/Circum-Alpine region Neolithic, especially as far as the lacustrine settlements are concerned.

Research Group Schneider Sliwa; Geography/ Urban and Regional Studies

Geography/ Urban and Regional Studies

Group Leader: Prof. Rita Schneider-Sliwa
Secretary: Yvonne Gilgen

Klingelbergstrasse 27
4056 Basel
Telephone  +41 (0)61 207 36 44