Dr. des. Bigna Steiner


Integrative prähistorische und naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
Spalenring 145 
CH-4055 Basel 

Tel.: +41 61 207 42 33
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Main research interests:

- Taphonomy, particularly in Neolithic lakeshore sites

- Methodological research
 
- Development of an indicator group database with experimental and archaeological data



Publications:

Steiner BL, Antolín F, Vach W, Jacomet S (2017) Systematic subsampling of large-volume bulk samples in waterlogged sediments. A time-saving strategy or the sourcecause of a major error. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 245, 10-27.

Antolín F, Bleicher N, Brombacher C, Kühn M, Steiner BL, Jacomet S (2017) Corrigendum to “Quantitative approximation to large-seeded wild fruit use in a late Neolithic lake dwelling. The case study of layer 13 of Parkhaus-Opéra in Zürich (Central Switzerland)”[Quat. Int. 404 (2016) 56-68]. Quaternary International 438, Part B, 198-200.

Antolín F, Steiner BL, Akeret Ö, Brombacher C, Kühn M, Vandorpe P, Bleicher N, Gross E, Schaeren G, Jacomet S (2017, on-line first) Studying the preservation of plant macroremains from waterlogged archaeological deposits for an assessment of layer taphonomy. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 120-145.

Antolín F, Brombacher C, Kühn M, Steiner BL, Jacomet S (2017) Archäobotanik (Makroreste): Untersuchungen der Flächenproben im Hinblick auf Taphonomie, Ackerbau, Sammelwirtschaft und Umwelt. In: N. Bleicher/C. Harb (Hrsg.), Zürich-Parkhaus Opéra. Eine neolithische Feuchtbodenfundstelle. Bd. 3: Naturwissenschaftliche Analysen und Synthese (Monographien der Kantonsarchäologie Zürich 50). Zürich und Egg 2017, 50-92.

Steiner BL, Akeret Ö, Antolín F, Brombacher C, Vandorpe P, Jacomet S (2017, online first) Layers rich in aquatic and wetland plants within complex anthropogenic stratigraphies and their contribution to disentangling taphonomic processes. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-017-0613-3.

Antolín F, Steiner BL, Jacomet S (2017) The bigger the better? On sample volume and the representativeness of archaeobotanical data in waterlogged deposits. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12: 323–333.

Jacomet S, Steiner BL (2016) Die Kulturlandschaftsentwicklung in Mitteleuropa über mehr als 7000 Jahre hinweg. Rezension zum Buch: P. Poschlod, Geschichte der Kulturlandschaft, Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2015. Bauhinia 26, 65-68.

Antolín F, Alonso N, Berihuete M, Brombacher Ch, Chondrou D, Ertug F, Garcia-Granero J J, Gonzalez-Carretero L, Hamon C, Heiss A G, Jacomet S, Naranjo Y, Perego R, Procopiou H, Steiner BL, Valamoti S, Wojtzak D, Wollstonecroft M (2016) Grütze, Bulgur, Mehl und Griess. Bericht zum internationalen Arbeitstreffen „Archäobotanische Identifikation von Getreidespeisen“ (Basel, 2./3. Uni 2015), mit einem praktischen Leitfaden zu ihrer integrativen Untersuchung. Jahrbuch Archäologie Schweiz 99, 143-151.

Jacomet S, Ebersbach R, Akeret Ö, Antolín F, Baum T, Bogaard A, Brombacher C, Bleicher N K, Heitz-Weniger A, Hüster-Plogmann H, Gross E, Kühn M, Rentzel P, Steiner BL, Wick L, Schibler J M (2016, on-line first): On-site data cast doubts on the hypothesis of shifting cultivation in the Late Neolithic (ca. 4300-2400 cal. BC). Landscape management as an alternative paradigm. The Holocene. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616645941.

Antolín F, Bleicher N, Brombacher C, Kühn M, Steiner BL, Jacomet S (2016) Quantitative approximation to large-seeded wild fruit use in a late Neolithic lake dwelling. The case study of layer 13 of Parkhaus-Opéra in Zürich (Central Switzerland). Quaternary International 404, 56-68.

Antolín F, Steiner BL, Vach W, Jacomet S (2015) What is a litre of sediment? Testing volume measurement techniques for wet sediment and their implications in archaeobotanical analyses at the Late Neolithic lake-dwelling site of Parkhaus Opéra (Zürich, Switzerland), Journal of Archaeological Science, 61, 36-44.

Steiner BL, Antolín F, Jacomet S (2015) Testing of the consistency of the sieving (wash-over) process of waterlogged sediments by multiple operators. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 2:310–320.

Steiner BL, Armbruster GFJ, Scheepens JF, Stöcklin J (2012) Distribution of bulbil- and seed producing plants of Poa alpina (Poaceae) and their growth and reproduction in common gardens suggest adaptation to different elevations. American Journal of Botany 99:2035-2044.