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Annette Siegmüller

Dr. phil., Magistra Artium



Senior researcher

Head of unit Clay District-  and Landscape Archaeology

Tel.: +49 4421 915-114





Curriculum vitae
since 2015Head of unit Clay District- and Landscape Archaeology at NIhK
2010-2015Head of unit Landscape Archaeology at NIhK
2009PhD Graduate at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Hamburg. Thesis: Die Ausgrabungen auf der frühmittelalterlichen Wurt Hessens, Wilhelmshaven. Siedlungs- und Wirtschaftsweise in der Küstenmarsch
since 2004Research Associate at NIhK
2003Graduate Magister Artium (M.A.) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Hamburg
1994-2003Study of Pre- and Protohistory, Soil Science and Classical Archaeology at University of Hamburg


Research priorities
Structures of communication and distribution in the first millennium AD in the coastal zones of the North Sea
Reconstruction of paleo-landscapes and settlement systems in the clay district
Historical agriculture and cropping systems
Special analytics on archaeological finds with the aim to reconstruct spatial distributions of traditions and technologies
Technical and historico-cultural analyses on textiles and other organic substances


Current research topics
Early historical textiles from the clay district. Studies to the production and distribution on the Feddersen Wierde, district of  Cuxhaven, as an example
• Structure and function of landing places and beach markets in the 1st millennium AD at the lower Weser and the lower Ems
Structure and organisation of the early medieval economy and society in the East-Friesian coastal zone. The settlement area of Dunum, district of Wittmund, as a model region
Landing Places at the Aller estuary, district of Verden
Elsfleth-Hogenkamp, district of Wesermarsch – an economic center of the Roman Iron Age at the mouth of the river Hunte
Fortifications in the coastal area of the western Elbe-Weser-Triangle as a base of the communication and trade routes in the Roman Iron Age and Migration Period
Trading Terps and Geest boundary harbours – medieval trade ports on the German North Sea coast
The Wadden Sea as an archive of landscape evolution, climate change and settlement history: Exploration – analysis – predictive modelling (WASA)


Memberships, honorary offices
International Sachsensymposion
NESAT (North European Symposium Archaeological Textiles)
Member of the Main Committee at Archaeological Commission for Lower Saxony e.V.