Professor and chair of anthropology Peter F. Biehl

Peter Biehl

Professor
Associate Dean of International Education and Enrollment
Office: 380 MFAC
Phone Number: (716) 645-0407
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

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

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

In press. Jessica Hendy, André C Colonese, Ingmar Franz, Ricardo Fernandes, Roman Fischer, David Orton, Alexandre Lucquin, Luke Spindler, Jana Anvari, Elizabeth Stroud, Peter Biehl, Camilla Speller, Nicole Boivin, Meaghan Mackie, Rosa Jersie-Christensen, Jesper Olsen, Matthew Collins, Oliver Craig, and Eva Rosenstock. Ancient proteins from ceramic vessels at Çatalhöyük West reveal the hidden cuisine of early farmers. Paper #NCOMMS-18-05335B. Nature Communications.

In press. Kohler, T.A., Hritz, C., Biehl, P.F, Crate, S., Gardezi, M., Hamilton, L., Harlan, S.L,  Hubbell, B., Peterson, N., and Silva, J., Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change: Innovative Tools, Methods, and Analysis. WIRES Climate Change.

In press. Naumov, G. and Biehl, P.F., Forming and Transforming the Human Body in the Near Eastern Neolithic and Chalcolithic. B. Müller-Neuhof, C. Beuger & J. Becker (eds.), Iconography and Symbolic Meaning of the Human in Near Eastern Prehistory. Harrowitz: Wiesbaden.

In press. Rosenstock, E., Franz, I., Orton, D., Ostaptchouk, S., Rogasch, J., Stroud, E., and Biehl, P.F., The Transition between the East and West Mounds at Çatalhöyük around 6000 cal BC: a view from the West. In: Marciniak, A. (ed.), Social and Economic Changes in the Second Half of the 7th Millennium in the Near East. Atlanta: Lockwood Press.

2018     Orton, D., Gibson, C., Last, J., Rosenstock, E., Rogasch, and Biehl, P.F., Dating the West Mound at Çatalhöyük and the Anatolian Early Chalcolithic. Antiquity, Volume 92, Issue 363: 620-639.

2018     Biehl, P. F., Susan Crate, Maaz Gardezi, Lawrence Hamilton, Sharon L. Harlan, Carrie Hritz, Bryan Hubbell, Timothy A. Kohler, Nicole Peterson, Julie Silva (2018), Innovative Tools, Methods, and Analysis: Social Science Prespective on Climate Change. Washington, DC: USGCRP Social Science Coordinating Committee: 1-38. https://www.globalchange.gov/content/social-science-perspectives-climate-change-workshop

2017     Anvari, J., Brady, J., Franz, I., Naumov, G., Orton, D., Ostaptchouk, S., Stroud, E., Willett, P.T., Rosenstock, E., and Biehl, P.F., Continuous Change: Venturing into the Early Chalcolithic at Çatalhöyük. In: S. Steadman & G. McMahon (eds.), Archaeology of Anatolia Volume 2. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, 6-39.

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.