The Basel-Gasfabrik research project: Addressing complex topics by an integrative approach

Pichler, Sandra and Röder, Brigitte and Spichtig, Norbert and Brönnimann, David and Knipper, Corina and Kühn, Marlu and Rentzel, Philippe and Rissanen, Hannele and Stopp, Barbara and Vach, Werner and Warnberg, Ole and Alt, Kurt W. and Schibler, Jörg and Lassau, Guido. (2017) The Basel-Gasfabrik research project: Addressing complex topics by an integrative approach. In: Multidisciplinary Approach to Archaology: Recent Archievements and Prospects. International Symposium June 22-26, 2015, Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk, pp. 240-247.

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The late La Tène period site of Basel-Gasfabrik has been under investigation for more than a century. During that time, the unfortified settlement with its two cemeteries has yielded huge amounts of everyday and exceptional objects and features. Beginning in the mid-1970s, samples were systematically collected for scientific analyses during ongoing excavations, thus producing ideal preconditions for interdisciplinary research. In 2011-2014, the international research project “Approaching the living via the dead: human remains from the Late La Tène site Basel-Gasfabrik and their cultural-historical interpretations” addressed the multifarious ways in which the Iron Age community handled their deceased. The intense collaboration involved researchers from the Archäologische Bodenforschung Basel-Stadt and the universities of Basel (CH), Mainz and Freiburg i.Br. (D) and spanned eight disciplines: archaeology, archeoanthropology, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, biogeochemistry, molecular genetics and statistics. Research topics and theoretical frameworks were developed jointly as well as procedures to combine the disciplinary results in multistage processes in order to generate integrative syntheses of novel insights. The challenges and specific research potentials of the integrative approach may serve as a positive example for future interdisciplinary research projects
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedical Engineering
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Provinzialrömische Archäologie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA Schünemann)
UniBasel Contributors:Pichler, Sandra L and Röder, Brigitte and Brönnimann, David and Kühn, Maria Luise Marlu and Rentzel, Philippe and Rissanen, Eeva Hannele and Stopp, Barbara and Vach, Werner and Schibler, Jörg M. and Alt, Kurt W.
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Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:IAET SB RAS Publishing
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