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Professor Volker Heyd

Professor Volker Heyd

Professor Volker Heyd
BA, PhD, Docent, Professor

Visiting Professor

Area of research

Prehistoric Archaeology / Scientific Archaeology

43 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UU
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+44 (0) 117 954 6072

Biography

Since 2017   Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK 

Since 2000   Visiting Lecturer, replacement Professor and visiting Professor at Technische Universität Freiberg, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg (both Germany), and University of Helsinki (Finland).    

2007-16   Reader in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK (2007-10 pathway 2; 2011-16 pathway 1).

2001-07   Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK; first Feodor-Lynen research fellow, then Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow (permanent staff member since 2005).

1996-2000   Research Director of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Project "Publikation des Gräberfeldes von Niederkaina, Lkr. Bautzen” in Dresden, Germany.

1995-96   Project Director of the Tagebau Zwenkau excavation in the Arbeitsstelle Braunkohle of the Landesamtes für Archäologie, Saxony, Germany.

1996   Completion of the Promotion Procedure at the Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken; Germany); award of summa cum laude; degree: Dr. Phil.

1995   Submission and Acceptance of Doctoral Dissertation.

1989   Zwischenprüfungen (BA-equivalent) in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology and Geology.

1986-89   Studies of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology (main subject), Near Eastern Archaeology and Geology at the Universität des Saarlandes, the Phillips-Universität Marburg and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

 

Teaching

 

Volker is currently teaching:

Comparative World Archaeology (ARCH10003) - 1st Year lecture and seminar subject; optional, 20 credit points

Human Challenges (ARCH30034) - 3rd Year lecture and seminar subject; mandatory, 20 credit points

Discovering the Past (ARCH10015) - 1st Year lecture and seminar subject; optional, 20 credit points

 

Previous teaching includes:

2015-17 The Origins of the Celts (ARCH30032)

2014-16 Advanced Issues in Archaeology and Anthropology (ARCH35013)

2009-14 European Iron Age (ARCH25013/ARCH35011)

2009-14 Bronze Age Europe and Britain (ARCH24004/ARCH35017)

Keywords

  • 4th and 3rd millennium BC Europe
  • ideology
  • Bell Beaker phenomenon
  • aDNA
  • Corded Ware
  • Copper Age societies
  • Isotopes
  • Yamnaya
  • steppes
  • ethnicity
  • transhumance
  • Hallstatt princely hillforts
  • Identity
  • world-systems
  • Baden
  • Globular Amphora
  • Indo-European languages
  • pastoralism
  • Neolithisation

Memberships

Organisations

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Academics by department

Selected publications

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Recent publications

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