Hey, nice to see you
It`s not so easy to find a hunter and gatherer like me. At different
locations I do an excavation, try to find out, how prehistoric man lived and
a little bit later you can find a
publication or an exhibition.
How it all began...
To find fossils or nice stones is an instinct of every child. Year after
year my collection growths up. Later I decided to became an archaeologist and
the teachers wondered about that.
With the help of a thick skin and a stupid nature I realised the dream to
became a digger. So I found a group of semi-domesticated man with its cave
in the castle of Babelsberg. What a nice year: seven month at several
excavations with handmade music around the fire and five month into the
castle. During the winter I had to wash the finds, to reconstruct pottery
and to fire the hearth. At the end of the studies of prehistory in Berlin
-around the big miracle in 1989 - I could`nt return to my old clan in the
“mountains of Babel”.
Lets stick together...
It was a great surprise that I discovered my wife Annett and so I could
found my own clan. It grows up and increased with Erik (14) and Lennart (12). This accumulation of human preciosness lives in Babelsberg since 1999.
Babelsberg is the most kindly place in Potsdam. There you will find friendly
people, sometime a fire with handmade music and the children are hunters and
gatherers too. This means a lot of bottles (8 cents or more). In this way
the teenies and football-fans wonna ruin their health and fill up the
money-bags of our sons.
Our hut not derives from the stone age. It is only 110 years old and will be
restaurated step by step. Because Jauch, Joop and Reemtsma no inhabitants of
Babelsberg and our hut is`nt
situated in the area of the destroyed palace or the Garnisions-church, the
restauration will take a longer time than the re-builded sites in the city
of Potsdam. But we are no slaves
of the ownership or the new german commerce (consumption hipe). We like
friendships, hobbies and handmade music from and with the
One hobby is the study of prehistoric antler working. Beginning with the
stone age the fathers, mothers
and children of Ötzi created, used and ornamented antler objects: axes,
adzes, handles or/and inserts, trophies and other usefull things. Could I
find those objects not only as singular finds in a museum but also larger
antler collections, derived from scientific excavations??? Such and other
questions and the interest to find out new aspects of human ideas and
experiences caused a lot of expeditions to Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein,
Mecklenburg with Vorpommern and Poland. Actual you may read main results in
the brandnew book which was published after ten years of studies and
experimental archaeology. Marc o Polo needed a
little bit longer?!
It was a great satisfaction to see a part of the wide world, other countries
and people - not only the same bureau in Luckenwalde. Our prehistoric
parents had more instints and changing territories with natural borders. If
they each other had problems, they figthed for theyr interests. The “modern”
man demonstrates his “power” with the help of a great car or some pittbulls.
But you can see their real power if their handy or PC have no electricity:
they are nothing!
So I like the archaeology as a solid handicraft. In my hut I`m not a slave
of digital conversation and emails. In the administration our chiefs thinks,
that the PC`s will spare time and that computers are the brain of the
monumental heritage. Later the personal may be reduced because “all” facts
and datas are into the PC. Most of this chiefs dont know how a computer
system works and they dont have to sit eigth hours or longer in the front of
a television screen.....
Archaeological finds you may find also during a virtual excavation, but to
do reality-excavations, you need real manpower. Only during the field
excavation and the conservation of finds you feel the spirit of ancient
times and their generations of fauna and flora. Don`t forget the fun
together with the excavation-team and the kick to find a small sensation.
Not the astrolab from Nebra – but sometimes a 3000 years old axe made from
bronze. To fill this profession and hobby with inspirations, we are members
of the Archaeological
Foundation in Berlin and Brandenburg and the
That`s all for today; do you know a good joke...???
“The king tells to his knights: Who will kill the terrible dragon in the
mountains – this hero will get my daugther and the whole kingdom too. Spoke
one of the knights: Yesterday I met your daugther. Would`nt it be better, if
I could kill your daugther and marry the dragon???”
1977 researches at different archaeological sites
1987-1992 study of prehistory, quarternary geology and anthropology (Humboldt-Universität zu
member of the AG Mesolithic
since 1994 more
than 20 archaeological investigations in churches, numerous lectures and
investigations in mesolithic antler artefacts; experimental archaeology in
the "Germanendorf Klein Köris"
2002 declaration of the dissertation (Philosophischen Fakultät II HUB; "Die mesolithischen Geweihartefakte im Jungmoränengebiet zwischen Elbe und
Neman. Ein Beitrag zur Ökologie mesolithischer Wildbeuter."
2004-2007 planning and realization of the conference "Kirchen des
Mittelalters“ in cooperation with colleagues, publication in 2007
1993/94 "Archäologische Zeugnisse – Funde und Befunde zwischen Teltowplateau
und Baruther Urstromtal"
1994-1995 Museum des Teltow, Wünsdorf
1995 Ausstellung archäologischer Fundobjekte durch ABM-Kräfte zum Tag der
offenen Tür des Arbeitsfördervereins Trebbin am 30.09.1995, Schützenhaus
1997 Ausstellung "Denk mal"
28.08. – 5.10 1997, Kreisheimatmuseum Luckenwalde
1998 Sonderausstellung "Funde aus der Klostergasse"
07.02-15.03.1998, Stadtmuseum Jüterbog
1998 Ausstellung "Ausgrabungen auf der mittelalterlichen Wüstung Dahmsdorf
02.09-7.10.1998, Rathaus Ludwigsfelde Ludwigsfelde"
2001 Ausstellung "Karl Hohmann und die frühe Geschichte des Teltow.
Archäologische Schätze der ehemaligen Sammlung Mahlow" 03.03. - 02.09.2001,
Museum des Teltow, Wünsdorf
2003 Ausstellung " Blick durch den Bauzaun"
12.09. - 07.11.2003, Kreissparkasse Teltow-Fläming Zossen
2003/04 Wanderausstellung "Aus Flandern in die Mark. Flämische Siedler im
25.10.2003 - 15.02.2004, Museum des Teltow, Wünsdorf
2003/04 Ausstellung zur 700-Jahr-Feier von Dahlewitz "Die Besiedlung der
Feldmark Dahlewitz seit ihren frühen Anfängen in der Steinzeit –
nachgewiesen durch archäologische Funde"
11.08. - 22.09.2004, Bürgerhaus Dahlewitz
2004-07 Mitarbeit an der Ausstellungskonzeption für das Stadtmuseum
2011/12 Ausstellung "Urstrom. Kultur- und Naturgeschichte des Baruther Tals" ab
17.06.2012, Museum Baruther Glashütte
mit archäologischen Funde begleitend zur 650-Jahr-Feier von Paplitz