Department of Anthropology

Dr. Peter F Biehl

Research Interests

Selected Publications


Curriculum Vitae

IEMA - Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology

Time and Memory Humanities Institute Research Workshop

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

ZAKS - Center for Black Sea Archaeology

Peter F. Biehl

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Department of Prehistory and Protohistory), University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1995

Office: 380 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0407

Office Hours

Fall 2008 - Mondays 12 - 2 PM and by appointment

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications


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 Sym bolgut 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

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.

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.

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.

2004 "'Multimedia Archaeology': Potentials and Dangers of Popularising Archaeology" . In: "Archaeology and the Public". M. Kucharik (ed.), Prague (with F. Bertemes & A. Northe).

2002 Hypermedia and Archaeology: A Methodological and Theoretical Framework. In: F. Niccolucci (ed.), Multimedia Communication for Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the Multimedia Conference in Prato, Italy 2001, All'Insegna del Giglio: Florence, 147-153.

2000 The Construction of Hierarchy: Rethinking the Copper Age in Southeast Europe. In: Michael W. Diehl (ed.), Hierarchies in Action: Cui Bono? Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper No. 27. Southern Illinois University: Carbondale, 181-209 (with A. Marciniak).

1999 Analogy and Context: A Re-Construction of the Missing Link. In: Linda R. Owen & Martin Porr (eds.), Ethno-Analogy and the Reconstruction of Prehistoric Artefact Use and Production. Urgeschichtliche Materialhefte 14, MoVince Verlag: Tübingen, 13-26.

1997 Overcoming the 'Mother-Goddess-Movement': A New Approach to the Study of Human Representations. In: A. Vasks (ed.), Selected Papers of the Second Annual Meeting European Association of Archaeologists in Riga/Latvia 1996, Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Science, Section A, No. 5/6, 59-67.

1996 Symbolic Communication Systems. Symbols on Anthropomorphic Figurines in Neolithic and Chalcolithic Southeast Europe. In: Journal of European Archaeology Vol. 4, 1996, 153-176.

Undergraduate Courses Offered

APY 353 | Old World Prehistory

Graduate Courses Offered

APY 652 | Graduate Survey of Archaeology

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