The IWGP Committee

 

The committee steers the Work Group’s activities and supports its pursuit of international networking and communication. This group of varying size decides upon our conference locations, and accompanies conference organisers (hosts + steering committee + scientific committee) in a role similiar to an external advisory board.

Since the second conference in 1971, new committee members are being elected by a majority of the already active ones. In order to maintain continuity and stability, these positions are usually given to established researchers and are permanent until reclining. Since 2022, two rotating positions are given to early career researchers.

Permanent Committee Members

 


Monika Badura
Uniwersytet Gdański, Pracownia Paleoekologii i Archeobotaniki
Gdańsk, Poland


Felix Bittmann
Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung (NIhK)
Wilhelmshaven, Germany 

 Committee Speaker, Editor-in-Chief of
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany


Amy Bogaard
University of Oxford, School of Archaeology
Oxford, England, UK

Otto Brinkkemper
Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed
Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Ramon Buxó i Capdevila
Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya–Girona
Girona, Spain

Girolamo Fiorentino
Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali
Lecce, Italy


Dorian Q. Fuller
University College London (UCL), Institute of Archaeology
London, England, UK

Andreas G. Heiss
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut (ÖAI)
Wien/Vienna, Austria


Xinyi Liu
Washington University, Department of Anthropology
St. Louis, MO, USA

Peter Hambro Mikkelsen
Moesgaard Museum
Højbjerg, Denmark

Naomi F. Miller
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Welmoed Out
Moesgaard Museum
Højbjerg, Denmark

Leonor Peña-Choccaro
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS)
Madrid, Spain

Anaya Sarpaki
Independent Researcher
Crete, Greece

Margareta Tengberg
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), Archéozoologie–Archéobotanique. Sociétés, pratiques et environnements(AASPE)
Paris, France


Soultana Maria Valamoti
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of History and Archaeology
Thessaloniki, Greece

Ehud Weiss
Bar-Ilan University, Department of Israel Studies
Ramat-Gan, Israel
 

 

Rotating Committee Members
(Early Career Scientists)

 


Sonja Filatova
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit der Letteren
Groningen, The Netherlands


Michaela Ptaková
Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Laboratoř archeobotaniky a paleoekologie (LAPE)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

 

 

Former Committee Members

 

We are most grateful to these researchers for founding, guiding, and shaping the IWGP over the decades:


Corrie C. Bakels
Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit Archeologie
Leiden, The Netherlands
Karl-Ernst Behre
Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Maria Hopf †
(1914-2008)
Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung; later Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum
Mainz, Germany
Obituary


Stefanie Jacomet
Universität Basel, Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie
Basel, Switzerland

Glynis E. M. Jones
University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Sheffield, England, UK

Mordechai E. Kislev
Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Life Sciences
Ramat-Gan, Israel
Helmut Kroll
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Kiel, Germany


Klaus Oeggl
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Botanik
Innsbruck, Austria
David Earle Robinson Zdeněk Tempír
Národní zemědělské muzeum
Praha, Czech Republic

Krystyna Wasylikowa
Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Botaniki im. W. Szafera
Kraków, Poland
Willem Van Zeist †
(1924-2016)
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut
Groningen, The Netherlands
Obituary

 

 

Founding Members

 

Karl-Ernst Behre, Maria Hopf, and Willem Van Zeist wrote and signed the “constitutional documents” of today’s IWGP during the first conference in 1968, and are thus considered the first Committee Members. Zdeněk Tempír initiated the first conference, and thus the IWGP.


Karl-Ernst Behre
Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung
Wilhelmshaven, Germany


Maria Hopf †
(1914-2008)
Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung; later Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum
Mainz, Germany
Obituary


Zdeněk Tempír
Národní zemědělské muzeum
Praha, Czech Republic

Willem Van Zeist †
(1924-2016)
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut
Groningen, The Netherlands
Obituary

 

Background image: Charred cultivated plant remains from Fuente Álamo (prov. Almería, Spain), Bronze Age El Argar culture © Hans-Peter Stika