Research Training Group 1878

Welcome on the webpage of the DFG Research Training Group (RTG 1878) ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, a joint project of the Archaeological Institutes of the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn.

The Research Training Group started working 1 November 2013. It offers 18 PhD students, three Postdocs, and several associated members a program of structured doctorate training as well as an excellent scientific environment. The aim of the project is to analyse and compare premodern economic systems due to intercultural and diachronic aspects. All the PhD research projects focus on economic issues grouped into  ‘economic networks’, ‘settlement centers and their hinterlands’, and ‘sacred institutions/households as economic units’ respectively.