Research Output per year
The Yamnaya Impact project is an international and interdisciplinary effort to understand the massive changes taking place in Europe some 5000 years ago, with its reverberations still visible today when it comes to genetic ancestry, social organisation, and European languages. The project first and foremost deals with the Yamnaya and here the western end of its huge distribution area in the steppe landscapes of current-day countries of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.
The main research objectives address issues such as the funerary archaeology of the Yamnaya kurgans and their material culture; exchange and interaction pattern; physical appearance and population dynamics; mobility, diet, occupation and lifestyle; interplay with the environment; as well as the nature of the wider Yamnaya Impact. Here particularly the transmission of ideas, innovations, customs and genes to regions further to the west and northwest, and thus also the emergence and expansion of the Corded Ware and Bell Beaker complexes, lies in our focus.
- Archaeology - Professor
- Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017 - Title of Docent
- YMPACT: The Yamnaya Impact on Prehistoric Europe
Person: Teaching and research personnel, U4 Research and teaching staff
Person: U2 Teaching and research staff, Teaching and research personnel
Research output: Conference materials › Other conference material
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific
Maritime Hunter-Gatherers Adopt Cultivation at the Farming extreme of Northern Europe 5000 Years AgoVanhanen, S., Gustafsson, S., Ranheden, H., Björck, N., Kemell, M. & Heyd, V., 18 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 11 p., 4756.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Activities per year
Migrants, terrestrial diet and intensive networking: A different look at the Corded Ware in Finland, the Baltic Countries, and beyond.Volker Heyd (Invited speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
Olemme jamnakansan jälkeläisiä Maanosamme elämä mullistui 5 000 vuotta sitten, kun Keski-Aasian aroilta saapui uutta väkeä. Heistä tuli meidän nykyeurooppalaisten esivanhempia.
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Press / Media