About

Hi!

I am a postdoc at the Physical Geography unit of
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Since my Master I work
with prehistoric and classical archaeologists in different research
projects mainly in central Europe, Greece, and Turkey. Together we investigate human-society-landscape-environment interactions. My main methodological tools are quantitative spatial analyses using models as heuristic devices.

Besides landscape archeology, I am interested in (critical physical)
geography, reproducible research, philosophy of science, inter-, and
transdisciplinarity.

Education

PhD (Dr rer nat) Geography (2013) at Freie Universität Berlin

MSc Geography (2009) at Freie Universität Berlin

BSc Geography (2007) at Freie Universität Berlin

Other Publications

Book

Nakoinz, Oliver, and Daniel Knitter. 2016. Modelling Human Behaviour in Landscapes. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Knitter, Daniel. 2014. Central Places and the Environment. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin. http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000096525.

Book chapters (peer reviewed)

Knitter, Daniel, Wiebke Bebermeier, Jan Krause, and Brigitta Schütt. 2018. “Critical Physical Geography in Practice: Landscape Archaeology.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography, edited by Rebecca Lave, Christine Biermann, and Stuart N. Lane, 179–200. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71461-5_9.

Knitter, Daniel, and Oliver Nakoinz. 2018. “Point Pattern Analysis as Tool for Digital Geoarchaeology: A Case Study of Megalithic Graves in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.” In Digital Geoarchaeology, edited by Christoph Siart, Markus Forbriger, and Olaf Bubenzer, 45–64. Natural Science in Archaeology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25316-9_4.

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Bebermeier, Wiebke, Dennis Beck, Iris Gerlach, Torsten Klein, Daniel Knitter, Kay Kohlmeyer, Jan Krause, et al. 2016. “Ancient Colonization of Marginal Habitats. A Comparative Analysis of Case Studies from the Old World.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies 6 (0).

Bebermeier, Wiebke, Markolf Brumlich, Violetta Cordani, Salvatore de Vincenzo, Heidemarie Eilbracht, Jörg Klinger, Daniel Knitter, et al. 2016. “The Coming of Iron in a Comparative Perspective.”

Berking, Jonas, Brian Beckers, Daniel Knitter, and Brigitta Schütt. 2016. “Problems Concerning Ancient Water Management in the Mediterranean.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies 6 (0).

Borrelli, Pasquale, Christian Domdey, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, Panos Panagos, and Brigitta Schütt. 2014. “Geoarchaeological and Historical Implications of Late Holocene Landscape Development in the Carseolani Mountains, Central Apennines, Italy.” Geomorphology 216 (July): 26–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.032.

Borrelli, Pasquale, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, and Brigitta Schütt. 2013. “Late Quaternary Soil Erosion and Landscape Development in the Apennine Region (Central Italy).” Quaternary International, LAC 2012: 2nd International Landscape and Archaeology Conference, Berlin, 312 (October): 96–108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.12.007.

Haburaj, Vincent, Jonas Berking, David Beresford-Jones, Daniel Knitter, Leanne Zeki, Fraser Sturt, Alexander Pullen, Oliver Huaman, Kevin Lane, and Charles French. 2017. “Geo-Statistical Methods to Analyse Changes in Pre-Hispanic Settlement Patterns in the Río Ica Catchment, Peru.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12 (April): 272–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.01.033.

Hüneburg, Laura, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, Bernd Teichert, Christiane Richter, Christopher Lüthgens, Abdullah S. Alsaud, and Marta Luciani. 2019. “Living at the Wadi – Integrating Geomorphology and Archaeology at the Oasis of Qurayyah (NW Arabia).” Journal of Maps, February, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2019.1576068.

Knitter, Daniel, Hartmut Blum, Barbara Horejs, Oliver Nakoinz, Brigitta Schütt, and Michael Meyer. 2013. “Integrated Centrality Analysis: A Diachronic Comparison of Selected Western Anatolian Locations.” Quaternary International 312 (October): 45–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.04.020.

Knitter, Daniel, and Oliver Nakoinz. 2018a. “Point Pattern Analysis as Tool for Digital Geoarchaeology – A Case Study of Megalithic Graves in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.” SocArXiv, January. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25316-9_4.

———. 2018b. “The Relative Concentration of Interaction—A Proposal for an Integrated Understanding of Centrality and Central Places.” Land 7 (3): 86. https://doi.org/10.3390/land7030086.

Knitter, Daniel, Oliver Nakoinz, Roswitha Del Fabbro, Kay Kohlmeyer, Michael Meyer, and Brigitta Schütt. 2014. “The Centrality of Aleppo and Its Environs.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies 3: 107–27.

Meister, Julia, Daniel Knitter, Jan Krause, Bernd Müller-Neuhof, and Brigitta Schütt. n.d. “A Pastoral Landscape for Millennia: Investigating Pastoral Mobility in Northeastern Jordan Using Quantitative Spatial Analyses.” Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.038.

Nykamp, Moritz, Bernhard S Heeb, Daniel Knitter, Jan Krause, Rüdiger Krause, Alexandru Szentmiklosi, and Brigitta Schütt. 2015. “Linking Hydrological Anomalies to Archaeological Evidences – a Case Study from the Late Bronze Age Fortification Enclosure Iarcuri in Western Romania.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies Special Volume 4: 77–93.

Nykamp, Moritz, Daniel Knitter, Bernhard S. Heeb, Alexandru Szentmiklosi, Rüdiger Krause, and Brigitta Schütt. 2017. “A Landscape Archaeological Approach to Link Human Activities to Past Landscape Change in the Built-up Area of the Late Bronze Age Enclosure Corneşti-Iarcuri, Western Romania.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies 6 (0).

Nykamp, Moritz, Daniel Knitter, Gábor Timár, Jan Krause, Bernhard S. Heeb, Alexandru Szentmiklosi, and Brigitta Schütt. 2017. “Estimation of Wind-Driven Soil Erosion of a Loess-like Sediment and Its Implications for the Occurrence of Archaeological Surface and Subsurface Finds – An Example from the Environs of Corneşti-Iarcuri, Western Romania.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12 (April): 601–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.03.030.

Popa, Cătălin Nicolae, and Daniel Knitter. 2015. “From Environment to Landscape. Reconstructing Environment Perception Using Numerical Data.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23 (4): 1285–1306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-015-9264-9.

Vincenzo, Salvatore De, Christian Domdey, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, Katja Moede, Markus Müller, and Felix Obeloer. 2013. “Zur Archäologie Und Landschaftsentwicklung Im Turano-Tal (Sabiner Berge), Italien.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies 2: 45–110.

Wagalawatta, Thusitha, Wiebke Bebermeier, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, Kay Kohlmeyer, Amarasooriya Pitawala, and Brigitta Schütt. 2017. “Spatial Distribution and Functional Relationship of Local Bedrock and Stone Constructions in the Cultural Landscape of Ancient Anuradhapura (377 BCE–1017 CE), Sri Lanka.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 13 (June): 382–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.03.060.

Wagalawatta, Thusitha, Wiebke Bebermeier, Daniel Knitter, Kay Kohlmeyer, and Brigitta Schütt. 2015. “Ancient Rock Quarries in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.” ETopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies Special Volume (4). http://journal.topoi.org/index.php/etopoi/article/view/238.

Book chapters

Hoelzmann, Philipp, and Daniel Knitter. 2017. “König Hinz Und Königswasser Geowissenschaft Am “Königsgrab“ von Seddin, Lkr. Prignitz.” In Archäologie in Berlin Und Brandenburg 2015, edited by Archäologischen Gesellschaft in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V., 52–55. Konrad Theiss.

Jegge, Hanna, Philipp Hoelzmann, and Daniel Knitter. 2018. “Phosphatkartierung Einer Gebäudestruktur. Detailuntersuchung Zu Einem Baubefund Im Südlichen Grabungsareal.” In Marwedel – Ein „Fürstensitz“ Der Römischen Kaiserzeit an Der Niederelbe, edited by Hans-Jörg Karlsen and Karl-Heinz Willroth, 67–70. Göttinger Forschungen Zur Ur- Und Frühgeschichte 3. Kiel, Hamburg: Wachholtz Verlag, Murmann.

Journal articles

Knitter, Daniel, Max Bergner, Barbara Horejs, Brigitta Schütt, and Michael Meyer. 2012. “Concepts of Centrality and Models of Exchange in Prehistoric Western Anatolia.” In Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2012), edited by Wiebke Bebermeier, Robert Hebenstreit, Elke Kaiser, and Jan Krause, 361–68. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 3.

Schneider, Steffen, Daniel Knitter, and Brigitta Schütt. 2011. “Geoarchäologische Untersuchungen Im Westlichen Kaikostal – Bericht Über Die Arbeiten in Der Kampagne 2010.” In Pergamon – Bericht Über Die Arbeiten in Der Kampagne 2010., edited by Felix Pirson, 160–66. Archäologischer Anzeiger 2011/2.

Projects

Integrative Modeling of Socio-Environmental System Dynamics (link)

The Prehistoric societies of Upper Mesopotamia and their subsistence (link)

The Transformation of the Micro-region Pergamon between the Hellenistic Period and the Roman Imperial Age (link)

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