Prof. Dr. Felix Bittmann

Position: Professor
Research Area: Geomorphology and Polar Research
Phone: 04421 - 915 146
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VITA

  • Since 2006 Scientific Director and head of the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (since 2016 bi-annually changing)
  • 2000-2006 Head of the Department Natural Sciences at the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research
  • 1999-2000 Head of the Division Archaeo-Biology at the Brandenburg Department of Cultural Heritage and Archaeological State Museum
  • 1994-1998 Scientific collaborator at the University of Göttingen
  • 1993-1994 Scientific collaborator at the University of Munich
  • 1991 Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat) at the University of Göttingen (Investigations on the vegetation history of Middle and Late Pleistocene deposits of the Neuwied Basin (Middle Rhine region))
  • 1988-1992 Scientific collaborator at the University of Göttingen and PhD degree programme with the subjects Botany, Geography and Meteorology/Climatology
  • 1981-1988 Studies of Biology (Diploma) at the universities of Freiburg im Breisgau and Göttingen with the additional subjects Soil Sciences and Organic Chemistry


FOCUS OF RESEARCH

  • Quaternary and Holocene vegetation history of Central Europe
  • Quaternary stratigraphy
  • History of cultural plants (Archaeobotany)


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • WASA - The Wadden Sea as an archive of landscape evolution, climate change and settlement history: Exploration – analysis – predictive modelling. Funding by the State Ministry for Science and Culture with financial means of the Niedersächsisches Vorab (http://nihk.de/index.php?id=483)
  • Archaeobotanical and pollenanalytical investigations on the subsistence and environmental impact oft he Bronze Age settlement Fidvár, Slowakia. Funding by the DFG http://nihk.de/index.php?id=356


MEMBERSHIPS AND PANELS


TEACHING

  • Vegetation History of Central Europe (lecture)
  • Pollenanalytical practical
  • Introduction to the History of Cultural Plants (lecture)
  • Laboratory course in Archaeobotany


PUBLICATIONS 2013-2017

www.nihk.de

ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Felix_Bittmann

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9618-2798


Tolksdorf, J.F., Turner, F., Veil, S., Bittmann, F., Breest, K., 2017. Beaver (Castor fiber) activity in the archaeological context: A Mid-Holocene beaver burrow feature and a Late-Holocene ecofact within the Late Palaeolithic Grabow site, northern Germany. Journal of Wetland Archaeology 17(1): 36-50 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14732971.2017.1371432

Kegler, J.F., Siegmüller, A., Thiemann, B., Bittmann, F., 2017. Beim Hausbau entdeckt - Mittelalterliche Siedlungsschichten der Dorfwurt Klein-Borssum. Nachrichten des Marschenrates zur Förderung der Forschung im Küstengebiet der Nordsee 54: 29-32. http://nihk.de/fileadmin/resources/images/Marschenrat/Nachrichtenheft_54_2017.pdf

Shumilovskikh, L.S., Hopper, K., Djamali, M., Ponel, Ph., Demory, F., Rostek, F., Tachikawa, K., Bittmann, F., Guibal, F., Talon, B., Wang, L.-C., Nezamabadi, M., Bard, E., Lahijani, H., de Beaulieu, J.-L., Sauer, E., Andrieu-Ponel, V., 2016. Landscape evolution and agro-sylvo-pastoral activities on the Gorgan Plain (NE Iran) in the late Holocene. The Holocene 26(10): 1676–1691 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683616646841

Schlütz, F, Bittmann, F., 2016. Dating archaeological cultures by their moats? A case study from the Early Bronze Age settlement Fidvár near Vráble, SW Slovakia. Radiocarbon 58(2): 331-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2015.17

Schlütz, F, Bittmann, F., 2015. Archäobotanische und pollenanalytische Untersuchungen zur Subsistenz und Umwelteinfluss der bronzezeitlichen Siedlung Fidvár bei Vráble (Slowakei). Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet 38:271-285

Müller-Scheeßel, N., Bittmann, F., Schlütz, F., Gauß, R., Gelo, J., 2015. Prospektionen in der Hochebene von Kupres, Bosnien-Herzegowina. Germania 92(2014): 61-83

Kramer, A, Bittmann, F., 2015. Flögeln reloaded – Zur Chronologie der Vegetations- und Siedlungsgeschichte in Nordwestdeutschland während des Neolithikums. Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet 38:89-106

Kramer, A., Bittmann, F., 2015. Revised human impact in northwestern Germany during the Neolithic - methodological limits and challenges. Journal of Quaternary Science 30(5):434-451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2785

Bittmann, F., 2015. Geologie und Landschaftsgenese. In: Akkermann, R.; Brunken, H., Michaelsen, W., Moritz, V., von Essen, L.-M. (Hrsg.) Die Jade – Flusslandschaft am Jadebusen. Isensee, Oldenburg, S. 26-39

Zolitschka, B., Rolf, C., Bittmann, F., Binot, F., Frechen, M., Wonik, T., Froitzheim, N., Ohlendorf, C., 2014. Pleistocene climatic and environmental variations inferred from a terrestrial sediment record – the Rodderberg Volcanic Complex near Bonn, Germany. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (German J. Geosci.) 165: 407-424 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/1860-1804/2014/0071

Tolksdorf, J.F., Turner, F., Kaiser, K., Eckmeier, E., Bittmann, F., Veil, S., 2014. Potential of palaeosols, sediments and archaeological features to reconstruct Late Glacial fire regimes in northern Central Europe – case study Grabow site and overview. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 58: 211-232 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00155

Kramer, A., Bittmann, F., Nösler, D., 2014. New insights in vegetation dynamics and settlement activities from the Hümmling (north-western Germany) during the Neolithic. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23: 461-478 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-013-0409-z

Turner, F., Tolksdorf, J.F., Viehberg, F., Schwalb, A., Kaiser, K., Bittmann, F., von Bramann, U., Pott, R., Staesche, U., Breest, K., Veil, S., 2013. Late Glacial / early Holocene fluvial reactions of the Jeetzel river (Elbe valley, northern Germany) to abrupt climatic and environmental changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 60: 91-109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.037

Bittmann, F., Grimm, J., Sander, A., 2013 Tischlein deck dich! Küchenabfälle des 17./18. Jahrhunderts als Dokument höfischen Lebens im Schloss zu Jever, Landkreis Friesland. In: von Carnap-Bornheim, C., Dörfler, W., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., Müller, U. (Hrsg.) Von Sylt bis Kastanas – Festschrift für Helmut Johannes Kroll. Offa 69/70, 2012/13: 95-111

Bittmann, F., 2013. Klima- und Landschaftsveränderungen in der Vergangenheit (und Gegenwart) auf der Basis paläoökologischer Daten. Ber RTG 25: 108-122

Bittmann, F., 2013. Geographie und Umwelt in Südost-Niedersachsen im 3. Jh. n. Chr. In: Pöppelmann, H., Deppmeyer, K., Steinmetz, W.-D. (Hrsg.) Roms vergessener Feldzug - Die Schlacht am Harzhorn. Veröffentlichungen des Braunschweigischen Landesmuseums 115: 149-154. Theiss, Stuttgart

Berger, F., Bittmann, F., Geschwinde, M., Lönne, P., Meyer, M., Moosbauer, G., 2013. Die römisch-germanische Auseinandersetzung am Harzhorn (Lkr. Northeim, Niedersachsen). Germania 88/2010, 1.-2. Halbband: 313-402

 
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