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Florian Birkner M.A.

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Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)

Klassische Archäologie

Adresse
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Klassische Archäologie
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

Akademischer Werdegang

seit 01/2022
Doktorand an der Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) im Promotionsprogramm Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)

02/2020 – 12/2022
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Lehrstuhl für Klassische Archäologie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Koordination und Redaktion der Reihe „Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018 “ sowie Mitarbeit in den Projekten „Das Handwerkerviertel von Selinunt. Die Töpferwerkstatt in der Insula S16/17-E“ & „Cerveteri. Die Nekropole von Monte Abatone“

10/2016 – 01/2020
Studium der Archäologischen Wissenschaften mit dem Schwerpunkt Klassische Archäologie an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn mit Abschlussgrad Master of Arts (M.A.). Thema der Masterarbeit: „Die Steinbrüche griechischer Kolonien auf Sizilien“

01/2017 – 01/2020
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft mit Bachelorabschluss am Lehrstuhl für Klassische Archäologie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Mitarbeit in Projekten von Prof. M. Bentz sowie beim Konferenzband M. Bentz – T. Helms, Craft Production Systems in a Cross Cultural Perspective, Studien zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie 1 (Bonn 2018)

06/2017 – 02/2018
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft mit Bachelorabschluss am Archäologischen Institut der Universität zu Köln im Rahmen des von der DFG geförderten Projektes „Die Antikensammlung der Grafen von Manderscheid-Blankenheim (Eifel)“

2015
Werkvertrag beim Exzellenzcluster 264 – Topoi im Rahmen des Projektes „Bathing Culture and the Development of Urban Space: Case Study Pompei”

10/2012 – 07/2013
Stipendiat im Programm Erasmus+ an der Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Neapel (Italien)

10/2010 – 09/2016
Studium Altertumswissenschaften mit dem Kernfach Klassische Archäologie an der Freien Universität Berlin mit Abschlussgrad Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Thema der Bachelorarbeit: „Die Wandmalereien der römischen Villa von Boscotrecase“

Feldprojekte

2019 – 2021
Mitarbeit beim Forschungsprojekt „Cerveteri. Die Nekropole von Monte Abatone“ (Universität Bonn; Leitung: Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz)

2015 – 2018
Mitarbeit beim Forschungsprojekt „Bathing Culture and the Development of Urban Space: Case Study Pompei” (Exzellenzcluster 264 – Topoi; Leitung: Prof. Dr. Monika Trümper)

2017
Teilnahme an der Sondierungskampagne des Projektes „Der Forumstempel und das Comitium von Paestum“ (Universität Bonn; Leitung: PD Dr. Jon Albers)

2014 & 2015
Teilnahme an den archäologischen Ausgrabungen im samnitischen Heiligtum von Pietrabbondante (Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell’arte Roma; Leitung: Prof. Dr. Adriano La Regina)

2013
Teilnahme an der Ausgrabung in der Casa di Marco Fabio Rufo in Pompeji (VII. 16. 17–22) im Rahmen des Projektes "Insula Occidentalis – Case sulle mura" (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa; Leitung: Prof. Dr. Umberto Pappalardo)

2012 & 2013
Teilnahme an der Lehr- und Forschungsgrabung „Die frühmittelalterliche Befestigung auf dem Veitsberg“ (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Leitung: Dr. Petra Wolters)

Die Bedeutung von Stein als Baumaterial in griechischen Siedlungen des westlichen Mittelmeerraumes (Working Title)

This research will examine in detail the stone industry of the Greek settlements in Sicily and Southern Italy, which is of elementary importance for the monumentalization of the Greek settlements. An increasing usage of stone building elements on sacred buildings and city walls can be proved in the whole Greek culture already from the second half of the 7th century B.C., but especially in the settlements in Sicily and Southern Italy these phases of monumentalization are particularly tangible. The use of worked stone is of elementary importance for the urbanistic extension and expansion processes of the settlements of the western Mediterranean. The focus of the study is therefore on a systematic analysis of the building material stone in the context of Greek settlements from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.

As part of a macro-analysis, the natural conditions, the access to quality material, and the known or proposed quarrying areas will be investigated for selected settlements in order to be able to assess which differentiated possibilities for resource exploitation were used. The different intensity with which the respective settlements erected stone cult buildings and city walls was largely determined by the available resources in the associated hinterland. Therefore, the context of use of the stone building material within the settlements is also to be investigated. The focus will be on city walls and temple buildings, since these are not only the best researched, but also the central building types for which the worked stone was used most intensively during the period under investigation.

For two settlements - Akragas in Sicily and Metapontion in Southern Italy - the spectrum of questions will be further extended as part of a micro-study. In addition to the embedding in the natural environment, the investigation of the quarries and the context of use, questions concerning the people involved, the material requirements and the time factor will also be discussed. The aim is to quantify the stone used in selected monumental buildings so that a statement can be made about the time and extent of the work as well as information about the people involved. Based on the verifiable work steps and by using models such as a chaîne opératoire, it will also be possible to determine the necessary specialization of the actors. In the micro-study, the time factor in the extraction and processing process will also be determined for one selected building in each case with the help of building manuals from the early 19th century.

A comprehensive study of the stone industry of Greek settlements in the western Mediterranean offers not only the opportunity to study the subject of quarrying, working, and using an important resource in the context of the settlements, but also, through a variety of methods, to make a broad study of an industry with its important information for understanding the economy, the history of technology, and the society.

This dissertation is funded by a doctoral fellowship from the Einstein Center Chronoi.

2022
Dennis Beck – Martin Bentz – Florian Birkner – Christian Briesack – Valentina Carafa – Alessandra Coen – Federica Galiffa – Fernando Gilotta – Luca Lucchetti – Marina Micozzi – Till Müller – Carmelo Rizzo, Die Monte Abatone-Nekropole von Cerveteri. Vorbericht zur Grabungskampagne 2021, KuBA 11, 2022

2019
Dennis Beck – Martin Bentz – Florian Birkner – Christian Briesack – Valentina Carafa – Alessandra Coen – Federica Galiffa – Fernando Gilotta – Luca Lucchetti – Marina Micozzi – Carmelo Rizzo, Die Monte Abatone-Nekropole von Cerveteri. Vorbericht zur Grabungskampagne 2019, KuBa 9/10, 2019/20, 59–68.