Cluster of Excellence ROOTS

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Romy Plath

Exzellenzcluster ROOTS, Leibnizstr. 3, R. 119
Telefon: +49 431 880-5871
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

Dr. Andrea Ricci

Exzellenzcluster ROOTS, Leibnizstr. 3, R. 118
Telefon: +49 431 880 5871
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498


The Cluster of Excellence ROOTS explores the roots of social, environmental, and cultural phenomena and processes that substantially marked past human development. In a broad interdisciplinary conceptual framework, archaeological and historical ‘laboratories’ are investigated under the basic assumption that humans and environments have deeply shaped each other, creating socio-environmental connectivities which still persist today. A better understanding of interwoven past socio-environmental dynamics will shed light on the ‘roots’ of current challenges and crises under diverse economic, ecological, and social conditions.