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Peter Biehl

Department Chair / Professor
Office: 380 MFAC
Phone Number: (716) 645-0402
Email Address: pbiehl@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, University of the Saarland

Research Interests

Archaeology of Europe and the Near East; Climate Change in the Past and Present; Method and Theory; Social Meaning of Visual Imagery and Representation; Art, Symbolism and Religion; Digital Humanities; Museum Studies and Management; Cultural Heritage.

Research Projects

West Mound at Çatalhöyük: Culture and Climate Change in Central Anatolia  

The Colonization of Europe: The Podgori Research Project in Albania

Cravens World Open Knowledge

Performing Art and Archaeology

Positions

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses
APY 238 | Near and Middle Eastern Prehistory
APY 353 | Old World Prehistory
APY 414 | Museum Management


Graduate Courses
APY 514 | Museum Management
APY 587 | Archaeology in the Digital Age, Human Representations in Prehistory
APY 652 | Graduate Survey of Archaeology

Selected Publications

Books

In press   Biehl, P.F. & Rosenstock, E. (eds.), Times of Change: 6,000 BC in the Near East and Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In press   Müller, J. & Biehl, P.F. (eds.), The Archaeology of Pollution: Learning from the Past for the Present. Proceedings of the international conference at Kiel Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes, March 29.-31. 2013 Kiel. Monograph Series Kieler Universitätsforschungen. Habelt: Bonn.

2016      Biehl, P.F. & Nieuwenhuyse, O. (eds.), Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Distinguished Monograph Series of the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. New York: SUNY Press.

2014       Biehl, P.F., Comer, D., Prescott, C. & Soderland, H. (eds.), Identity and Heritage. Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World. New York: Springer.In press. Biehl, P.F. & Rosenstock, E. (eds.), 6,000 BC: Times of Change in the Near East and Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013      Biehl, P.F. & Prescott, C. (eds.), Heritage in the Context of Globalization. Europe and the Americas. New York: Springer.

2010      Biehl, P.F. (ed.), Cravens World. The Human Aesthetic. University at Buffalo Art Galleries.

2008      Biehl, P.F. & Rassamakin, J. (eds.), Import and Imitation in Archaeology. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes, Vol. 11. Weissbach: Beier & Beran.

2003      Studien zum Symbolgut der Kupferzeit und des Neolithikums in Südosteuropa. Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Bd. 64. Bonn: Dr. Rudolt Habelt Verlag. 

2002      Biehl, P.F., Gramsch, A. & Marciniak, A. (eds.), Archaeologies of Europe. History, Methods and Theories/ Archäologien Europas. Geschichte, Methoden und Theorien. Tübinger Archäologische Taschenbücher 4. Waxmann Verlag: Münster, New York, München, Berlin.

2001      Biehl, P.F. & Bertemes, F. (eds.), The Archaeology of Cult and Religion. Archaeolingua: Budapest.

Articles and Book Chapters

2016     Willett, P., Franz, I.*, Kabukcu, C., Orton, D., Rogasch, J., Stroud, E., Rosenstock, E., and Biehl, P.F., The aftermath of the 8.2 Event: Cultural and Environmental Effects in the Anatolian Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic. In: Biehl, P.F. & Nieuwenhuyse, O. (eds.), Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Distinguished Monograph Series of the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. New York: SUNY Press, 95-115.

2016      Nieuwenhuyse, O. and Biehl, P.F., Climate Change and Archaeology: An Introduction. Climate and Culture Change in Archaeology In: Biehl, P.F. & Nieuwenhuyse, O. (eds.), Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Distinguished Monograph Series of the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. New York: SUNY Press, 1-10.

2015     Biehl, P.F., Climate and Social Change during the Transition between the Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic in Central Anatolia. In: S. Kerner, R. Dann and P. Bangsgaard Jensen (eds.), Ancient Society and Climate. Copenhagen: Copenhagen University Press, 113-136.

2014     Biehl, P.F. & Harrison, L., University Museums in the Digital Age. In: G. Farnell (ed.), 10 Must Reads: Inclusion - Empowering New Audiences. New York: MuseumsEtc,  36-63.

2014     H. Soderland, Biehl, P.F., Comer, D. & Prescott, C., Introduction. In: Biehl, P.F., Comer, D., Prescott, C. & H. Soderland (eds.), Identity and Heritage: Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World. New York: Springer.

2014     Comer, D., Biehl, P.F., Prescott, C.H. & Soderland, H. , Outlook. In: Biehl, P.F., Comer, D., Prescott, C. & H. Soderland (eds.), Identity and Heritage: Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World. New York: Springer.

2013     Biehl, P.F., Teaching Cultural Heritage in Europe and the US. In: P.F. Biehl and C. Prescott (eds.), Cultural Heritage and Identity in the Americas and Europe. Springer, 45-50.

2013     Biehl, P.F. & Prescott, C., Introduction: Coming to grips with archaeology and heritage in a transformed world. In: P.F. Biehl and C. Prescott (eds.), Cultural Heritage and Identity in the Americas and Europe. Springer, 3-8.

2013     Biehl, P.F. & Prescott, C., Outlook: Heritage in a Globalized World. In: P.F. Biehl and C. Prescott (eds.), Cultural Heritage and Identity in the Americas and Europe. Springer, 117-121.2012 Biehl, P.F., "Rapid vs Long-Term Social Change during the Neolithic-Chalcolithic Transition in Central Anatolia". Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology, 105-113.

2012      Biehl, P.F., Rapid vs Long-Term Social Change during the Neolithic-Chalcolithic Transition in Central Anatolia. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica - Natural Sciences in Archaeology, 105-113.

2012     Biehl, P.F. & Harrison, L., "University Museums in the Digital Age: The Cravens World Open Storage Teaching Collection of the University at Buffalo". In: S. Jandl and M. Gold (eds.), Academic Museums: Campus and Community. New York: MuseumsEtc, 617-638.