Martin Hinz

Senior researcher

Institute for Archaeological Sciences IAS

Dept. of Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Bern

Mittelstrasse 43

CH-3012 Bern

Personal information

date of birth

 
  • 12.05.1977

place of birth

 
  • Wismar

nationality

 
  • Germany

marital status

 
  • not married

children

 
  • 2 (Mira 2012; Merle 2015)

OrcID

 
  • 0000-0002-9904-6548

ResearchID

 
  • N-5549-2015

education

school education

09/1983 – 08/1995
  • primary, polytechnic secondary school and high school in Wismar and Leipzig

civilian service

1996–1997
  • Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Wismar

university education

2008–2011
  • PhD Scholarship at the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ at the CAU Kiel, Germany. Degree: Dr. phil., June 21, 2011. Thesis ‘Neolithische Siedlungsstrukturen im südöstlichen Schleswig-Holstein. Dynamik in Landschaft und Besiedlung’. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Rainer Duttmann. With distinction ‘magna cum laude’ (0,8)
1998–2008
  • Studies in Pre- and Early History, Classical Archaeology, Medieval and Modern History, Computer Science and European Ethnology at the FU Berlin and CAU Kiel. Degree: M.A., February 6, 2008. Thesis ‘Eine multivariate Analyse Aunjetitzer Fundkomplexe’. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller. With distinction ‘Very good’ (1.0)

relevant work experience

employments

since 09/2018
  • Senior Researcher (Oberassistent) at the Prehistoric department of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University Bern (http://www.iaw.unibe.ch)
08/2016 - 08/2018
02/2015–07/2016
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow for ‘Ancient Socio-Environmental Modelling’ at the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ at the CAU Kiel (http://www.gshdl.uni-kiel.de/)
08/2011–01/2015
  • Assistant Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1400 ‘Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation’ at the Institute for Prehistory and Early History of the CAU Kiel (http://www.monument.ufg.uni-kiel.de/)

project PI

Since 2020
  • XRONOS – Open Access Database for absolute chronological archaeological information (SNF IZCOZ0_198153)
Since 2020
  • Disclose the Archaeology of Wetland Neolithic (DAWN) - Expanding scientific exchange between Belarusian and Swiss Wetland Archaeology on the beginning of the Corded Ware Culture (Seed Funding Grant with countries of CIS Region 2020)

project participation

Since 2014
  • Leading developer and data manager of ‘RADON-B – Radiocarbondates online (version 2014): Database for European 14C dates for the Bronze and Early Iron Age’ (http://radon-b.ufg.uni-kiel.de)
  • Member of the SNSF project “Mobilities, Entanglements and Transformations in Neolithic Societies on the Swiss Plateau (3900-3500 BC)”.
Since 2012
  • Leading developer and data manager of ‘RADON - Radiocarbon dates online 2014: Central European and Scandinavian database of 14C dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age’ (http://radon.ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Since 2009
  • Member of the DFG project ‘Eythra, Lkr. Leipzig: a linear and stichband ceramic settlement and its key function for understanding the Early Neolithic development in Central Germany’ (SM 299/2-3; VE 117/5-3)

teaching (last five years)

2020
  • 02-05: Proseminar Methoden in der Prähistorischen Archäologie
  • 02-05: Übung Relative Chronologie II - Das Neolithikum in der Schweiz
  • 02-05: Übung Paradigmenwechsel. Theoretische Grundlagen der Prähistorischen Archäologie
  • 02-05: Übung Archäologische Vermessungskunde und Geophysikalische Prospektionsmethoden
  • 09-12: Übung Relative Chronologie I - Die Bronze- und Eisenzeit in der Schweiz
  • 09-12: Übung GIS in Archaeology
2019
  • 09-12: Übung Von der Datenauswertung zur Publikation. Open Science und Reproducible Research in der Praxis
  • 09-12: Übung Computational Archaeology
  • 09-12: Übung Relative Chronologie I - Die Bronze- und Eisenzeit in der Schweiz
  • 07-08: Summer School Wetland Excavations in Serteya/Russia
  • 02-05: Übung Paradigmenwechsel. Theoretische Grundlagen der Prähistorischen Archäologie
  • 02-05: Übung Statistical methods for archaeological data analysis I: Basic methods
  • 02-05: Übung Relative Chronologie II - Das Neolithikum in der Schweiz
2018
  • 09-12: Übung Relative Chronologie I - Die Bronze- und Eisenzeit in der Schweiz
  • 01-02: Übung Johanna-Mestorf Academy R-Courses
2017
  • 04-07: Übung Lesenswert – Leittexte der Ur- und Frühgeschichte
2016
  • 08-09/2016: Field School Wangels: Excavation of a megalithic tomb

supervision (last five years)

2019
  • Jan-Erik Schlicht, MA, Emergenz sozialer Räume: Diachrone Untersuchungen von Rohmaterialverteilungsmustern im Spätneolithikum und in der Kupferzeit in Süd- und Zentralportugal
2018
  • Merle Oelbüttel, BA, Kupfer- und Bronzezeitliche Landschaftsentwicklung auf der südlichen iberischen Halbinsel anhand von Pollendaten
  • Clemens Schmid, MA, Ein computerbasiertes Cultural Evolution Modell zur Ausbreitungsdynamik europäisch-bronzezeitlicher Bestattungssitten
2017
  • Benjamin Drogat, BA, Spuren ritueller Handlungen beim Bau trichterbecherzeitlicher Megalithgräber am Beispiel Wangels LA 69
  • Bastian Wolthoff, BA, Eine multivariate Statistik zur Untersuchung der Keramikverzierung in der frühneolithischen Siedlung von Vráble, SW-Slowakei
  • Moiken Elisabeth Hinrichs, BA, Eine struktur-räumliche Analyse der Einzelgrabkultur in südwest Jütland

editorial board memberships

Since 2020
Since 2019
Since 2013

activity in scientific associations

Since 2020
Since 2019
Since 2016
Since 2007
  • Member of the board of the ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theorien in der Archäologie e.V. (AG TidA)’ (German TAG), (http://www.agtida.de/)

conference organization

19.-20.01.2021
4.-6.02.2019
16.–20.06.2015

excavations

2019
  • Serteya, Russia (Neolithic wetland settlement) (07-08/2019)
2014–2016
  • Oldenburg/Wangels LA 69 (megalithic passage tomb) (07-08/2014, 07-08/2015, 08-09/2016)
2007–2009
  • Bad Oldesloe/Wolkenwehe LA 154 (Neolithic wetland settlement) (08/2007, 09-10/2008, 07-09/2009)

publications (last five years)

 
Published works from publication organs with scientific quality assurance (peer review) are highlighted
2020
  • Schirrmacher, J., Kneisel, J., Knitter, D., Hamer, W., Hinz, M, Schneider, R.R, Weinelt, M. (2020). Spatial patterns of temperature, precipitation, and settlement dynamics on the Iberian Peninsula during the Chalcolithic and the Bronze Age. Quaternary Science Reviews, 233, 2020, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106220
  • Brunner, M., von Felten, J., Hinz, M., & Hafner, A. (2020). Central European Early Bronze Age chronology revisited: A Bayesian examination of large-scale radiocarbon dating. PLOS ONE, 15(12), e0243719. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243719
  • Hinz, M. (2020). Sensitivity of Radiocarbon Sum Calibration. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology, 3(1), 238–252. https://doi.org/10.5334/jcaa.53
  • Hafner, A., Hinz, M., Mazurkevich, A. N., Dolbunova, E. V., & Pranckenaite, E. (2020). Introduction: Neolithic and Bronze Age pile dwellings in Europe. In A. Hafner, E. Dolbunova, A. Mazurkevich, E. Pranckenaite, & M. Hinz (Eds.), Settling waterscapes in Europe. The archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age pile-dwellings. (Vol. 1, pp. 1–6). Propylaeum. https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.714
  • Hafner, A., Dolbunova, E., Mazurkevich, A., Pranckenaite, E., & Hinz, M. (Eds.). (2020). Settling waterscapes in Europe. The archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age pile-dwellings. (Vol. 1). Propylaeum.
2019
  • M. Hinz, J. Müller, M. Wunderlich. (2019). The monumentalisation of European landscapes. In Müller, Johannes, M. Hinz, & Wunderlich, Maria (Eds.), Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes (pp. 21–23). Bonn: Habelt.
  • Müller, J, Hinz, M., Wunderlich, Maria. (2019). Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Bonn: Habelt.
  • M. Wunderlich, J. Müller, & M. Hinz. (2019). Diversified monuments: A chronological framework of the creation of monumental landscapes in prehistoric Europe. In Müller, Johannes, M. Hinz, & Wunderlich, Maria (Eds.), Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes (pp. 25–29). Bonn: Habelt.
  • Stapfer, R., Heitz, C., Hinz, M., Hafner, A. (2019). Interdisciplinary examinations carried out on heterogeneous coarse ceramics from Neolithic lakeside settlements in the Northern Alpine Foreland (3900–3500 BCE): Analysis strategy and preliminary results from a test series using pXRF. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 25, 217–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.03.018
  • Schmid, C., Seidensticker, D., Hinz, M. (2019). c14bazAAR: An R package for downloading and preparing C14 dates from different source databases. Journal of Open Source Software. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01914
  • Feeser, I., Dörfler, W., Kneisel, J., Hinz, M., & Dreibrodt, S. (2019). Human impact and population dynamics in the Neolithic and Bronze Age: Multi-proxy evidence from north-western Central Europe. The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857223
  • Arponen, V. P. J., Dörfler, W., Feeser, I., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hinz, M., Knitter, D., Müller-Scheeßel, N., Ott, K., & Ribeiro, A. (2019). Environmental determinism and archaeology. Understanding and evaluating determinism in research design. Archaeological Dialogues, 26(01), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1380203819000059
  • Hinz, M., Schirrmacher, J., Kneisel, J., Rinne, C., & Weinelt, M. (2019). The Chalcolithic–Bronze Age transition in southern Iberia under the influence of the 4.2 kyr event? A correlation of climatological and demographic proxies. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology, 21, 1–26. https://doi.org/10.12766/jna.2019.1
2018
  • M. Hinz, From Hunting to Herding? Aspects of the Social and Animal Landscape during the Southern Scandinavian Neolithic. In: A. Haug/L. Käppel/J. Müller, Past Landscapes. The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture (Sidestone Press, Leiden 2018). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2538016
  • M. Furholt/M. Hinz/D. Mischka, Putting Things into Practice: Exploring the Consequences of Pragmatic Theory for Archaeology. In: A. Haug/L. Käppel/J. Müller, Past Landscapes. The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture (Sidestone Press, Leiden 2018). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2538019
  • Stapfer, R. B., Heitz, C., Hinz, M., & Hafner, A. (2018). Portable Röntgenfluoreszenzanalytik (pXRF): Mit dem “Labor in der Hand” der Vergangenheit auf der Spur. In T. Burri & R. B. Stapfer (Eds.), Naturwissenschaftliche Methoden in der Archäologie (Vol. 75, pp. 136–155). Bern: Naturforschende Gesellschaft Bern. https://doi.org/10.7892/boris.126318
2017
  • V. Rohde Krossa/M. Moros/G. Leduc/M. Hinz/T. Blanz/R. Schneider, Regional climate change and the onset of farming in northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. The Holocene 27(10), 1589–1599. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617702223
  • S. Dreibrodt/M. Furholt/R. Hofmann/M. Hinz/I. Cheben, P-ed-XRF-geochemical signatures of a 7300 year old Linear Band Pottery house ditch fill at Vráble-Ve’lké Lehemby, Slovakia - House inhabitation and post-depositional processes. Quaternary International 438, Part B, 131-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.03.054
2016
  • V. P. J. Arponen/J. Müller/R. Hofmann/M. Furholt/A. Ribeiro/C. Horn/M. Hinz, Using the Capability Approach to Conceptualise Inequality in Archaeology: the Case of the Late Neolithic Bosnian Site Okolište c. 5200–4600 BCE. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory Volume 23/2 (2016), 541–560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-015-9252-0
  • F. Hage/G. Schafferer/M. Hinz, Common motivation, different intentions? A multiscalar approach to the megalithic architecture of the Funnel Beaker North Group. In: L. Laporte/C. Scarre (Hrsg.), The Megalithic Architectures of Europe (Oxford 2016) 145–154. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1186098
  • M. Hinz/W. Kirleis, Stability in a changing world: insights from settlement intensity patterns and archaeobotany. In: L. Laporte/C. Scarre (Hrsg.), The Megalithic Architectures of Europe (Oxford 2016) 507–215. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1186102

published software

R packages

 
  • M. Hinz/C. Schmid/D. Knitter/C. Tietze (2018). oxcAAR: Interface to ‘OxCal’ Radiocarbon Calibration. R package version 1.0.0. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=oxcAAR
  • N. Mueller-Scheessel/M. Hinz/C. Schmid/C. Rinne/D. Knitter/W. Hamer/D. Seidensticker/F. Faupel/C. Tietze/N. Grunert (2017). mortAAR: Analysis of Archaeological Mortality Data. R package version 1.0.0. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=mortAAR
  • C. Schmid/D. Seidensticker/D. Knitter/M. Hinz/D. Matzig/W. Hamer/K. Schmütz (2018). c14bazAAR: Download and Prepare C14 Dates from Different Source Databases. R package version 1.0.2. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=c14bazAAR

online resources

data bases

 

online applications

 

software

 

competences

fields of expertise

 
  • archaeology of the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age
  • quantitative methods and statistics
  • theories of Archaeology
  • megaliths
  • 14C Data
  • demographic analyses
  • agent-based simulations
  • predictive Modeling/Mapping
  • spatial statistics/simulations
  • software development for archaeological applications

languages

 
  • German: mother tongue
  • English: Oral and in writing very good knowledge
  • Russian: Oral and writing basic knowledge
  • Latin: advanced Latin certificate

driving licence

 
  • german driving licence A, B, BE, C1, C1E, CE, L

archaeoinformatics

 
  • IT Basics: Data Security; Content Management; Hardware
  • Systems: Windows; Unix/Linux; MacOS
  • Standard applications: Office software: Microsoft Office, OpenOffice; graphics software: Adobe Photoshop, Gimp; DTP software: Adobe InDesign, Scribus, QuarkXpress
  • Archaeology-specific applications: GIS: Grass, QGIS, ArcMap, MapInfo, SAGA; statistics software: R, SPSS, (Win-)BASP; 3D scene reconstruction, structure from motion; 14C calibration programs; stratigraphy programs
  • Programming languages: PHP; Java; C & C++; HTML; JavaScript; Active Server Pages; Ruby (on Rails); XML
  • Databases: Microsoft Access; MySQL; PostgreSQL; SQlite
  • System development: database design; network technology; structured analysis

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