• E-postDaniela.Hofmann@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 22 06
  • Besøksadresse
    Øysteins gate 3
    5007 Bergen
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My research combines the close study of archaeological material with theoretical approaches and the results of scientific techniques to study identity creation, boundary marking and culture change at various social scales. I trace how material culture strategies and routines at the local level impact on larger-scale, longer-term processes using a wide range of evidence: aDNA and isotope data, mortuary and other ritual practices, human representations, artefact patterning, and monumental and domestic architecture.

My primary focus is the European Neolithic (mid-6th to mid-3rd millennium), but I am also interested in comparative archaeology and in exploring inter-disciplinary collaboration, for instance between geneticists and archaeologists.

Prior to being appointed in Bergen, I worked at Cardiff University, the University of Oxford and Hamburg University.

I am normally involved in introductory modules to prehistory (ARK100, ARK110), as well as general theory and methods courses (ARK210, ARK305) and the MA heritage module (ARK308). I also occasionally run own courses on anything to with the Stone Age, or on theoretical issues such as funerary archaeology.

In terms of supervision, feel free to contact me about anything to do with the Neolithic and Copper Age in Europe (including Scandinavia). If you have a really good idea, we can also talk about topics concerning hunter-gatherer societies.

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). To Gender or not To Gender? Exploring Gender Variations through Time and Space. European Journal of Archaeology. 271-298.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). The Milky Way: Mobility and Economy at the Turn of the 3rd Millennium in Southern Central Europe. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (PPS).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). The Blurry Third Millennium. "Neolithisation" in a Norwegian Context. Open Archaeology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Muddying the waters: reconsidering migration in the Neolithic of Britain, Ireland and Denmark. Danish Journal of Archaeology. 1-25.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Forum: Populism, Identity Politics, and the Archaeology of Europe. European Journal of Archaeology. 519-555.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Conspicuous burials in a Neolithic enclosure at Riedling (Bavaria, Germany) – A selection of individuals? Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Not going anywhere? Migration as a social practice in the early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik. Quaternary International. 228-239.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Present pasts in the archaeology of genetics, identity and migration in Europe: a critical essay. . World archaeology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Seeking the Holy Grail: robust chronologies from archaeology and radiocarbon dating combined. Documenta Praehistorica. 120-136.
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Påstander om Migrasjon i Arkeologi: Populærvitenskapelig/ fagformidling på engelsk – og norsk .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Endringer er på vei til arkeologiundervisningen i Norge.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Lost in transition? Introducing Neolithic things and practices to southern Norway .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Arkeologi i ny finansieringsstruktur: Kvalitet er ikke alltid enkelt. Khrono.no.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Review of W. Stöckli, Twann: Ausgrabungen 1974-1976, Auswertungen 1976- 1982, Schlussbericht von 1981/1982, Kommentar von 2017. Archäologische Informationen.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Review of Stephen Shennan: The first Farmers of Europe. An Evolutionary Perspective. Norwegian Archaeological Review.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Review of David Reich. Who We Are and How We Got Here. Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past. European Journal of Archaeology. 434-437.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The Baltic in the Bronze Age. Regional patterns, interactions and boundaries. Sidestone Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Magical, mundane or marginal? Deposition practices in the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik culture. Sidestone Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Contacts, boundaries and innovation in the fifth millennium. Exploring developed Neolithic societies in central Europe and beyond. Sidestone Press.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Riedling – ein spätneolithischer „Schmelztiegel“ in Niederbayern. Bayerische Archaeologie. 8-11.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Structured deposition in the Bavarian Münchshöfen Culture – a move towards social inequality? 12 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Introduction: the Baltic in the Bronze Age world. 17 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Female mobility patterns in prehistory: patrilocality, descent and kinship oft he Linearbandkeramik (LBK). . 18 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Crosstown traffic: contemplating mobility, interaction and migration among foragers and early farmers. 33 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Structured deposition in the Linearbandkeramik — is there something to talk about? 24 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). LBK structured deposits as magical practices. 35 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Del barro a la piedra: contraste ente las representaciones antropomorfas en la Europa centro meridional . 16 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Enclosures, structured deposits and selective innovations: Riedling and the role of the south Bavarian Münchshöfen culture in the new networks of the late Neolithic. 18 sider.
Populærvitenskapelig bok
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Migration narratives in Archaeology. Sidestone Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Arkeologiske fortellinger om migrasjon. Sidestone Press.
Populærvitenskapelig kapittel/artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Münchshöfener Grabenwerke mit Deponierungen aus Riedling (Ldkr. Straubing-Bogen). 885-890.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Migration in the past and present – stereotypes, methods and stories. 3 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Anthropologie, Isotopie und aDNA. 123-127.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Als die Menschen sesshaft wurden. Die Jungsteinzeit in Sued- und Mitteldeutschland. 111-120.
Faglig kapittel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). The fifth millennium. The emergence of cultural diversity in central European prehistory. 13-41. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Contacts, boundaries and innovation in the fifth millennium. Exploring developed Neolithic societies in central Europe and beyond. Sidestone Press.

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For a full list of publications, please see my ORCID account: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3538-844X

Recent and current projects include:

Exploring the archaeological migration narrative: the introduction of farming and animal husbandry in southern Norway - funded by the Centre of Advanced Study (Oslo), the project aims to create an interdisciplinary dialogue to bring the dominant archaeological and archaeogenetic migration narrative up to date with anthropological discourse on human mobilities, identities and social change. Co-PI: Martin Furholt, Oslo. Start: Jund 2022.

Deep histories of migration: exploring the early Neolithic around the North Sea - funded by the DFF, we use social network analysis on material from Britain and southern Scandinavia to investigate how ties established during migration played out over the longer term in the transmission of novelties (focusing on monumental architecture and structured deposition). Co-PIs: Rune Iversen, Copenhagen and Vicky Cummings, UCLan. Start: January 2021.

Culture change, networks and hierarchy: the Münchshöfen culture at the enclosure site of Riedling, Bavaria - funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, this project uses the case study of Riedling to investigate how the large-scale cultural innovations of the later Neolithic resonate with regional identities, and what this means for social change and hierarchisation. Run jointly with Ludwig Husty, Straubing-Bogen. From April 2016 to May 2020.