Kristin Ismail-Meyer

Head of the Swiss part of the research project.
Identification and characterization of plant remains in thin sections.

Key Research Interests

  • Layer formation processes in limnic, fluvial and paludal environments in archaeological contexts from the Palaeolithic until Medieval, with a main focus on Neolithic pile dwelling sites
  • Taphonomy of organic remains
  • Identification of plant remains in thin sections with the construction of a plant reference collection in thin section, particularly for seeds/fruits
Kristin Ismail-Meyer

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Main Publications

For full publication list, please visit: Kristin at IPNA, University of Basel

  • Ismail-Meyer, K., Pümpin, Ch., and Rentzel, P. (2022). Paludal Settings: Wetland Geoarchaeology. In: Gilbert, A.S., Goldberg, P., Mandel, R.D., and Aldeias, V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Cham – Second Edition.
  • Ismail-Meyer, K., Vach, W., and Rentzel, P. (2020). Do still waters run deep? Formation processes of natural and anthropogenic deposits in the Neolithic wetland site Zug‐Riedmatt (Switzerland). Geoarchaeology 35: 921– 951.
  • Ismail-Meyer, K., Stolt, M.H., and Lindbo, D.L. (2018). Soil organic matter. In: Stoops, G., Marcelino, V., and Mees, F. (eds) Interpretation of micromorphological features of soils and regoliths. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 471-512.
  • Ismail-Meyer, K. (2017). Plant remains. In: Nicosia, C. and Stoops, G. (eds) Archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology. Chichester, Wiley, 121-135.
  • Ismail-Meyer, K. (2015) Schichtbildungsprozesse in prähistorischen Seeufersiedlungen Europas aus mikromorphologischer Sicht - Site formation processes in European Prehistoric pile dwelling sites from the micromorphological view. PhD dissertation, University of Basel, Switzerland.