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Meister, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia

Junior professorship for geoarchaeology and quaternary research at the
Chair of Geography – Physical Geography

Tel.: +49 931 31-81632
Fax: +49 931 31-85544
E-Mail: julia.meister@uni-wuerzburg.de

Institute of Geography and Geology
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg

Campus Hubland South
Geography Building
Room 321a

upon request

  • Geoarchaeology, human-environment interactions
  • (Pre)Historical water management and land use strategies
  • Palaeoenvironmental research
  • Geomorphology
  • Phytoliths
  • mediterranean region, northern africa, south east asia

since 08/2018
Junior professor for Geoarchaeology and Quaternary Research at the Chair of Geography I – Physical Geography, University of Würzburg

01/2018 – 06/2018
Travel Scholar of the German Archaeological Institute 

12/2016
Doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin; Thesis: „Human-Environmental Interactions in Northeastern Jordan"

01/2014 – 06/2018
Research Assistant at Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Physical Geography (Working Group Prof. Dr. B. Schütt)

01/2012 – 12/2013
Research Assistant at the German Archaeological Institute (Badia Project, Orient Department)

10/2009 – 12/2011
Master's programme "Physical Geography" (focus: Terrestrial Systems) at Freie Universität Berlin; Master's thesis: „The Characterization of Tank Sediments from Two Small Tank Cascade Systems in the vicinity of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka“

10/2006 – 09/2009
Bachelor's programme „Geographical Sciences“ at Freie Universität Berlin; Bachelor thesis: „Geoarchäologische Untersuchung zur Rekonstruktion des Großen Hafir der meroitischen Stadt Naga, Zentralsudan“

Lehnhardt, E.; Błażejewski, A.; Madera, P.; Meister, J. (accepted): Pielgrzymowice - An iron smelting site of the Przeworsk culture from the Roman period in Silesia. Przegląd Archeologiczny, vol. 67.

Lange-Athinodorou, E.; Abd el-Raouf, A.; Ullmann, T.; Trappe, J.; Meister, J.; Baumhauer, R. (2019): The Sacred Canals of the Temple of Bastet at Bubastis (Egypt): New Findings from Geomorphological Investigations and Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 26, 101910, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.101910

Dietrich, L.; Meister, J.; Dietrich, O.; Notroff, J.; Kiep, J.; Heeb, J.; Beuger, A.; Schütt, B. (2019): Cereal processing at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe, southeastern Turkey. PLoS ONE, 14(5): e0215214. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215214

Meister, J.; Knitter, K.; Krause, J.; Müller-Neuhof, B.; Schütt B. (2019): A pastoral landscape for millennia: Investigating pastoral mobility in northeastern Jordan using quantitative spatial analyses. Quaternary International, vol 501: 364-378. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.038

Meister, J.; Rettig, R.; Schütt B. (2018): Ancient runoff agriculture at Early Bronze Age Jawa (Jordan): Water availability, efficiency and food supply capacity. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 22: 359-371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.033

Meister, J.; Krause, J.; Müller-Neuhof, B. (2018): Early Bronze Age Jawa – an artificial Oasis in the Basalt Desert. In: Berking, J. & Schütt, B. [Eds]: Water Harvesting in Drylands – Water Knowledge from the Past for our Present and Future. 40-47, München, Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil. ISBN: 978-3-89937-238-0

Meister, J. (2017): Human-Environmental Interactions in Northeastern Jordan (Dissertation). http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000105316

Meister, J.; Krause J.; Müller-Neuhof B.; Portillo M.; Reimann T.; Schütt B. (2017): Desert agricultural systems at EBA Jawa (Jordan): Integrating archaeological and paleoenvironmental records. Quaternary International, vol. 434 (Part B): 33–50. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.086

Bebermeier, W.; Meister, J.; Withanachchi, C. R.; Middelhaufe, I.; Schütt, B. (2017): Tank cascade systems as a sustainable measure of watershed management in South Asia, In: Water, 9(3), 231: 1-16. doi:10.3390/w9030231

Bebermeier, W.; Beck, D.; Gerlach, I.; Klein, T.; Knitter, D.; Kohlmeyer, K.; Krause, J.; Marzoli, D.; Meister, J.; Müller-Neuhof, B.; Näser, C.; von Rummel, P.; Sack, D.; Schmid, S. G.; Schütt, B.; Wulf-Rheidt, U. (2016): Ancient Colonization of Marginal Habitats. A Comparative Analysis of Case Studies from the Old World. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 6: Space and Knowledge. Topoi Research Group Articles. 1–44. http://journal.topoi.org/index.php/etopoi/article/view/250/258

Schütt, B.; Bebermeier, W.; Meister, J.; Withanachchi, C. R. (2013): Characterisation of the Rota Wewa tank cascade system in the vicinity of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Die Erde, vol. 144 (1): 51-68. doi:10.12854/erde-144-4

Berking, J.; Meister, J.; Ullrich, B.; Schott, M.; Kaufmann, G.; Schütt, B. (2011): Geoarchaeological Methods for Landscape Reconstruction at the Excavation Site of Naga, Central Sudan. Die Erde, vol. 142 (3): 289-313. doi:10.12854/erde.v142i3.37

  • 2017: Dissertation Prize: Meister, J. (2017): Human-Environmental Interactions in Northeastern Jordan.  6-month travel scholarship of the German Archaeological Institute (8500 €), May 2017, Berlin
  • 2016: Best Poster Award: Meister, J.; Krause, J.; Müller-Neuhof, B.; Portillo, M; Reimann, T.; Rettig, R.; Schütt, B. (2016): Desert agricultural terrace systems at EBA Jawa (Jordan) - Layout, water availability and efficiency. Annual meeting of the German Working Group for Geomorphology, October 2016, Jena
  • 2014: Young Scientist Award (1st price, oral presentation): Meister, J.; Krause, J.; Müller-Neuhof, B.; Schütt, B. (2014): Water Management Systems of Jawa, Jordan. 3rd International Landscape Archaeology Conference, September 2014, Rome

  • Christoph Binder
  • Jessica Chmiela, B.Sc.
  • Iris Müller
  • Philipp Garbe, B.Sc.

Please register in advance with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Meister (julia.meister@uni-wuerzburg.de).

The international workshop "Geoarchaeology of the Nile Delta: Current research and future perspectives" will be held from November 29 to 30, 2019 at the University of Würzburg, organized by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Meister (Physical Geography) and Dr. Eva Lange Athinodorou (Egyptology). In order to investigate human-environmental interactions in the Nile Delta, the workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Sediment analyses (e.g. geochemistry, microfossils, dating) to understand landscape dynamics in the vicinity of archaeological sites
  • Archaeological surveys; spatial analyses using geographical information systems, remote sensing data, historical maps and geophysical prospection
  • Reconstruction of the Holocene landscape development in the Nile delta (e.g. Nile branches)
  • Interactions between fluvial dynamics of the Nile, Holocene landscape development and settlement history
  • Reconstruction of local water management systems (e.g. canals, lakes)

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