Volker Heyd

Academic interestsPicture_VH

  • Identity, ethnicity and ideology in prehistory
  • Mobility and the application of isotope analyses
  • Fourth and third millennium BC Europe

Role in the project

Volker is a prominent European prehistorian with extensive knowledge of collections and regional contacts. As a NeoMilk Senior Researcher, he contributes to Theme 3 (Chronicling, mapping and correlating patterns of animal management and milk use to environmental and cultural changes), helping to define the cultural variables for input into modelling activities.

Selected publications

Cramp, L., Evershed, R.P., Lavento, M., Halinen, P., Mannermaa, K., Oinonen, M., Kettunen, J., Perola, M., Onkamo, P. and Heyd, V.M., 2014. Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140819.

Gerling, C., Bánffy, E., Dani, J., Köhler, K., Kulcsár, G., Pike, A., Szeverény, V. and Heyd, V.M., 2012. Immigration and transhumance in the Early Bronze Age Carpathian Basin: the occupants of a kurgan. Antiquity 86(334), 1097-1111.

Brami, M. and Heyd, V.M., 2011. The origins of Europe’s first farmers: the role of Hacılar and Western Anatolia, fifty years on. Praehistorische Zeitschrift 86(2), 165–206.

De Jong, H., Foster, G., Heyd, V.M. and Pike, A., 2010. Further Sr isotopic studies on the Eulau multiple graves using laser ablation ICP-MS. In H. Meller and K. Alt (eds), Anthropologie, Isotopie und DNA – biografische Annaherung an namenlose vorgesshichtliche Skelette?, 63-70. Saal: Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle.

Haak, W., Brandt, G., de Jong, H., Meyer, C., Ganslmeier, R., Heyd, V.M., Hawkesworth, C., Pike, A., Meller, H. and Alt, K., 2008. Ancient DNA, strontium isotopes and osteological analyses shed light on social and kinship organization of the Later Stone Age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105, 18226-31.

A full list of publications can be accessed here.