Dr Stefanie Schaefer-Di Maida

Stefanie Schaefer-Di Maida is a postdoctral researcher in the field of Bronze Age Archaeology. Her main topics of research are Bronze and Iron Age in Europe, material culture, burial rites, ceramic typology & technology (e. g. textile impressions) and economic theory in archaeology.

After her Bachelor studies in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology as well as European Ethnology at Würzburg University, she completed her Master in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaelogy at Kiel University in 2016. After that she joined the DFG Collaborative Research Centre CRC 1266 ‘Scales of Transformations’ at Kiel University for her PhD studies and obtained her doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) in May 2020. Since that she works as a PostDoc in the CRC 1266 in a sub-project focused on Bronze Age transformations in North Central Europe. The change from inhumation to cremation and the associated changes in the treatment of the dead, grave construction and grave furnishings are a very important part of her research and teaching activities.

Key publications:

  • Schaefer-Di Maida, S. 2017. “Textilkeramik” – Textileindrücke auf bronzezeitlicher Keramik vom Fundplatz Bruszczewo. In: A. Ulanowska/M. Siennicka, Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean. Annual Meeting of the EAA from 31. August until 4. September 2017, Vilnius, Światowit LVI, 23-42.
  • Schaefer-Di Maida, S., 2018. Bronzezeitliche Transformationen zwischen den Hügeln (Mang de Bargen, Bornhöved, Kr. Segeberg). Archäologie in Schleswig, 17, 27-44.
  • Schaefer-Di Maida, S., & Kneisel, J., 2019. Textile Ceramics as a Complement to Textile Research. In S. Sabatini & S. Bergerbrant (Eds.), The Textile Revolution in Bronze Age Europe: Production, Specialisation, Consumption (pp. 197-216). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108656405.008
  • Kneisel, J., Dörfler, W., Dreibrodt, S., Schaefer-Di Maida, S., Feeser, I., 2019. Cultural change and population dynamics during the Bronze Age: Integrating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence for Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. The Holocene 29 (10) In: Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., Guest eds., Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1607-1621.
  • Schaefer-Di Maida, S., 2022. Current Research on Bronze Age ‘Cooking Stone Pits’ in Northern Germany and Southern Scandinavia. European Journal of Archaeology, 1-20. doi:10.1017/eaa.2022.19

Books by Stefanie Schaefer-Di Maida

Unter Hügeln (BAND 1)

Bronzezeitliche Transformationsprozesse in Schleswig-Holstein am Beispiel des Fundplatzes von Mang de Bargen (Bornhöved, Kr. Segeberg)

Stefanie Schaefer-Di Maida | Forthcoming

Mit der Bronzezeit verbreitete sich das begehrte neue Metall über ganz Europa. Es veränderte Arbeitssektoren, Netzwerke, Weltanschauungen und Gesellschaften und brachte unterschiedliche Transformationen in diversen Lebensbereichen mit sich. Mit diesem Buch werden alle Transformationsprozesse der…



Unter Hügeln (BAND 2)

Bronzezeitliche Transformationsprozesse in Schleswig-Holstein am Beispiel des Fundplatzes von Mang de Bargen (Bornhöved, Kr. Segeberg)

Stefanie Schaefer-Di Maida | Forthcoming

Mit der Bronzezeit verbreitete sich das begehrte neue Metall über ganz Europa. Es veränderte Arbeitssektoren, Netzwerke, Weltanschauungen und Gesellschaften und brachte unterschiedliche Transformationen in diversen Lebensbereichen mit sich. Mit diesem Buch werden alle Transformationsprozesse der…









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