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The ArchaeoBioCenter at the LMU

The focus of the ArchaeoBioCenter lies on the study of biodiversity, resource use, climate change, subsistence strategies, cultural change and landscape development in the emergence and development of anthropogenic ecosystems from the Stone Age to today. Objects of research are archaeological archives, which are analysed macroscopically, microscopically and with the methods of molecular biology. The goal is the exploration of the relationship between humans and their natural environment and anthropogenic impact on the environment. The ArchaeoBioCenter promotes cooperation between the cultural and natural sciences. Academic courses, workshops and a structured doctoral program are intended to promote interdisciplinary education. The structured doctoral program of the ArchaeoBioCenter allows doctoral students to obtain their degree within a set time of three years.


Members of the ArchaeoBioCenter are associated with five different faculties at the LMU:

  • Department 8 (Veterinary Medicine),
  • Department 12 (Cultural Sciences and Archaeology),
  • Department 16 (Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Statistics),
  • Department 19 (Biology), and
  • Department 20 (Earth Sciences).

The ArchaeoBioCenter also supports active cooperation between the university and the Bavarian Natural History Collections:

  • Bavarian State Archaeological Collection,
  • Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments,
  • Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology,
  • Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy,
  • Bavarian State Collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy,
  • Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.



  • PD Dr. Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann
  • Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann (Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Carola Metzner-Nebelsick

Extended Board:

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Fassbinder
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Joris Peters
  • Prof. Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen


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