David Brönnimann

Postdoctoral researcher

Key Research Interests

  • Reconstruction of social practices in settlement contexts (such as waste behavior) using micromorphological analyses, with a focus on layer formation and taphonomic processes.
  • Analysis of dung and coprolites in an archaeological context.
  • Histotaphonomic analysis of human and animal remains (reconstruction of mortuary treatment and ritual activities).
David Brönnimann

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Main Publications

For full publication list, please visit: David at IPAS, University of Basel

  • Brönnimann, D., Wimmer, J., Müller-Kissing, M., Stopp, B., Rissanen, H., Spichtig, N. (2020). One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Interdisciplinary examination of taphonomic aspects of ceramic sherds, animal bones and sediments from the La Tène period settlement at Basel-Gasfabrik. PLoS ONE 15 (7): e0236272. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236272
  • Brönnimann, D., Rentzel, P., Röder, B., Spichtig, N., Rissanen, H., Lassau, G. (2020). The hidden midden – Geoarchaeological investigation of sedimentation processes, waste disposal practices and resource management at the Latène settlement Basel-Gasfabrik (Switzerland). Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 35: 522–544. https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21787
  • Brönnimann, D., Portmann, C., Pichler, S.L., Booth, T.J., Röder, B., Vach, W., Schibler, J., Rentzel, P. (2018). Contextualising the dead – Combining geoarchaeology and osteo-anthropology in a new multi-focus approach in bone histotaphonomy. Journal of Archaeological Science 98: 45–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2018.08.005
  • Brönnimann, D., Ismail-Meyer, K., Rentzel, P., Pümpin, C., Lisá, L. (2017). Excrements of herbivores. In: Nicosia, C., Stoops, G. (eds.), Archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology. Chichester, Wiley, 55–65.
  • Brönnimann, D., Pümpin, C., Ismail-Meyer, K., Rentzel, P., Égüez, N. (2017). Excrements of omnivores and carnivores. In: Nicosia, C., Stoops, G. (eds.), Archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology. Chichester, Wiley, 67–81.