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Peter F. Biehl

Department of Anthropology, Associate Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Neolithic and Copper Age Europe and Near East; Archaeological Method and Theory; Cognitive Archaeology and the Social Meaning of Visual Imagery and Representation; Archaeology of Cult and Religion; Multimedia in Archaeology; Museum Management; Cultural Heritage.


  1. 2010 Biehl, P.F. (ed.), Cravens World. The Human Aesthetic. University at Buffalo Art Galleries.
  2. 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.
  3. 2003 Studien zum Sym bolgut der Kupferzeit und des Neolithikums in Südosteuropa.Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Bd. 64. Bonn: Dr. Rudolt Habelt Verlag.
  4. 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.
  5. 2001 Biehl, P.F. & Bertemes, F. (eds.), The Archaeology of Cult and Religion. Archaeolingua: Budapest.

Articles and Book Chapters

  1. 2012 "One Community and Two Tells: The Phenomenon of Relocating Tell Settlements at the Turn of the 7th and 6th Millennia in Central Anatolia." In: Müller, J. (ed.), Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes. Kiel: Offa, 53-66 (with I. Franz, S. Ostaptchouk, D. Orton, J. Rogasch & E. Rosenstock).
  2. 2012 "From Mega-Site to Mega-Region: Çatalhöyük and the Konya Plain at the turn of the 6th millennium BC." In: R. Matthews (ed.), Mega-cities and Mega-sites. Proceedings of the the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (7ICAANE), 12.-16. April 2010 London, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 17-33.
  3. 2012 "Religion and Ritual Practice in Neolithic Europe." In: Yorke M. Rowan (ed.) Beyond Belief:Archaeology of Religion and Ritual. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, AP3A, 19, 130-146.
  4. 2011 "Archaeological Knowledge Production and Dissemination in the Digital Age." In: Eric C. Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa & Ethan Watrall (eds.), Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches To Communication and Collaboration. Monographs of the Cotsen Institute UCLA: Los Angeles, 119-155 (with R. Boast).
  5. 2010 "Representing the Human Body: Figurines of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Southeast Europe." V. Becker/M. Thomas/A. Wolf-Schuler (Hrsg.), Zeiten - Kulturen - Systeme. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes Bd. 17 (Langenweißbach 2009), 103-110.
  6. 2010 "Measuring Time in the European Neolithic via Circular Enclosures." In: Morley, I. and Renfrew C. (eds.), The Archaeology of Measurement. Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 229-244.
  7. 2010 "Theoretical and Methodological Impact of the New Media in Archaeology." In: Proceedings of Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA) Florence 2004, Budapest: Archaeolingua, 527-533.
  8. 2009 "The Past in the Future: E-Learning, Multimedia and Archaeological Heritage in the Digital Age." In: London, H. (ed.), E-Learning Archaeology. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Publications, 158-175 (with F. Bertemes).
  9. 2009 "Von Çatalhöyük Ost nach Çatalhöyük West: Kulturelle Umbrüche an der Schwelle vom 7. zum 6. Jahrtausend cal BC in Zentralanatolien." In: Löhr, H. et. al. (eds.), Festschrift Andreas Furtwängler. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes. Weissbach: Beier & Beran, 471-481 (with E. Rosenstock).
  10. 2007 "Enclosing Places: A Contextual Approach to Cult and Religion in Neolithic Central Europe." In: Malone, C. (eds.), Cult in Context. Comparative approaches to prehistoric and ethnographic religious practices. Oxford: Oxbow, 173-182.
  11. 2006 "Figurines in Action: Methods and Theories in Figurine Research." In: Festschrift Peter Ucko: A Future for Archaeology - the Past as the Present. R. Layton, St. Shennan and P. Stone (eds.), UCL Press: London, 199-215.
  12. 2006 "Materialität, Variabilität und Individualität kommunikativen Handelns in der Vorgeschichte." In: Pontos Euxeinos. Beiträge zur Archäologie und Geschichte des Antiken Schwarzmeer- und Balkanraumes. Festschrift Manfred Oppermann, S. Conrad et. al (eds.), Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes 10. Weissbach: Beier & Beran, 23-34.