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Hauke Jöns

Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Prähistoriker


Scientific director

Head of Department for Cultural Sciences

Tel.: +49 4421 915-112





Curriculum vitae
since 2010Executive director at the NIhK Wilhelmshaven
since 2010Adjunct professor for Archaeology, University of Rostock
since 2006Deputy director of the institute and head of Department of Cultural Sciences at the NIhK Wilhelmshaven
2002Lectureship, University of Rostock
2001Habilitation, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. Thesis: “On the development of the pre- and protohistoric iron metallurgy in North Germany and South Scandinavia”
2000 - 2006Acting director of the Archaeological State Museum of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Head of the Department for Conservation and Management of Archaeological Heritage
1997 - 2000Research associate at the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory, Kiel University
1995 - 1997Research associate at the Archaeological State Museum of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1993PhD Graduation, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. Thesis: “Excavations at Osterrönnfeld. A site of the Stone Bronze and Iron Age in the county of Rendsburg-Eckernförde”
1990 - 1994Research associate at the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory, Kiel University
1988Diploma, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
1983 - 1988Study of Pre- and Protohistory, Anthropology and Geology at Kiel University


Research priorities
Structures of communication and exchange in the first Millennium AD at the coastal zones of North Sea and Baltic Sea
Stone-age settlement of North Germany
Archaeometry of ceramics
Drowned prehistoric landscapes and settlements in the North Sea and Baltic Sea


Current research topics
• Elsfleth-Hogenkamp,  Wesermarsch county – an economic center of the Roman Iron Age at the mouth of the river Hunte
Pottery making traditions in the Funnelbeaker Culture
The roman iron age and migration period graveyard Fallward, district of Cuxhaven
Trading Terps and Geest boundary harbours – medieval trade ports on the German North Sea coast
Early Medieval harbours between Wismar Bay and Bay of Danzig
Structure and organisation of the early medieval economy and society in the coastal area of East Frisia –the settlement area of Dunum, Wittmund county as a modell region
Settlement- and cultural history of the Wadden Sea area in Lower Saxony
Splashcos-Viewer in the framework of COST-Action Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology and Landscapes of the Continental Shelf


Memberships, honorary offices, awards
Member of the editorial board Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt, RGZM Mainz
Corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute
Member of the Archaeological Society of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern
Chairman of the Marschenrat zur Förderung der Forschung im Küstengebiet der Nordsee
Chairman of the Nordwestdeutsche Universitätsgesellschaft e.V.
Member of the scientific board of the Küstenmueum Wilhelmshaven
Member of the scientific board of the domestic animal park „Arche Warder“
Member of the scientific board of “the new museum of the Viking Age, Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
Member of the scientific board of the journal “Archäologie in Deutschland“
Member of the scientific committee of the Ostfriesische Landschaft
Member of the coordinating committee of the Sachsensymposium
Member of the commission  for underwater archaeology (KUWA) at the Association of State Archaeologists