Knitter, D., Schier, W., & Schütt, B. (Eds.). (im Druck). Spatial environment and conceptual design—the concept of social-ecology as a means to integrate humanities and science in (landscape) archaeological research. edition topoi.

Nakoinz, O., & Knitter, D. (2016). Modelling Human Behaviour in Landscapes. Springer International Publishing.

Knitter, D. (2014). Central Places and the Environment. Dissertation. Freie Universität Berlin.


Braun, R., & Knitter, D. (accepted). Landscape as a Concept of Space. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/qx8kv

Nir, N., Knitter, D., Hardt, J., & Schütt, B. (2021). Human movement and gully erosion: Investigating feedback mechanisms using frequency ratio and least cost path analysis in tigray, ethiopia. PLOS ONE, 16(2), 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245248

Becker, F., Knitter, D., Nykamp, M., & Schütt, B. (2020). Meta-analysis of geomorphodynamics in the western lower bakırçay plain (aegean region, turkey). Land, 9(9), 338. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9090338

Knitter, D. (2020). Central place and central flow. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 7, 48–55. https://doi.org/10.17169/REFUBIUM-28209

Nakoinz, O., & Knitter, D. (2020). Modelle der transkulturalität. Siedlungsforschung. Archäologie – Geschichte – Geographie, 37, 43–62.

Nykamp, M., Becker, F., Braun, R., Pöllath, N., Knitter, D., Peters, J., & Schütt, B. (2020). Sediment cascades and the entangled relationship between human impact and natural dynamics at the pre-pottery neolithic site of göbekli tepe, anatolia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5035

Nykamp, M., Knitter, D., & Schütt, B. (2020). Late holocene geomorphodynamics in the vicinity of göbekli tepe, se turkey. CATENA, 195(nil), 104759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104759

Nykamp, M., Knitter, D., & Schütt, B. (2020). Sediment descriptions and geochemical analyses of radiocarbon-dated deposits from the vicinity of göbekli tepe-a dataset. Data in Brief, 31, 106012. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106012

Arponen, V. P. J., Dörfler, W., Feeser, I., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hinz, M., Knitter, D., Müller-Scheeßel, N., Ott, K., & Ribeiro, A. (2019). Environmental determinism and archaeology. Understanding and evaluating determinism in research design. Archaeological Dialogues, 26(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1380203819000059

Arponen, V. P. J., Dörfler, W., Feeser, I., Grimm, S., Groß, D., Hinz, M., Knitter, D., Müller-Scheeßel, N., Ott, K., & Ribeiro, A. (2019). Two cultures in the times of interdisciplinary archaeology. A response to commentators. Archaeological Dialogues, 26(1), 19–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1380203819000102

Dal Corso, M., Hamer, W. B., Hofmann, R., Ohlrau, R., Shatilo, L., Knitter, D., Dreibrodt, S., Saggau, P., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Knapp, H., Benecke, N., Müller, J., & Kirleis, W. (2019). Modelling landscape transformation at the Chalcolithic Tripolye mega-site of Maidanetske (Ukraine): Wood demand and availability. The Holocene, 29, 1622–1636. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857229

Hamer, W. B., Knitter, D., Grimm, S. B., Serbe, B., Eriksen, B. V., Nakoinz, O., & Duttmann, R. (2019). Location Modeling of Final Palaeolithic Sites in Northern Germany. Geosciences, 9(10), 430. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9100430

Hüneburg, L., Hoelzmann, P., Knitter, D., Teichert, B., Richter, C., Lüthgens, C., Alsaud, A. S., & Luciani, M. (2019). Living at the wadi integrating geomorphology and archaeology at the oasis of Qurayyah (NW Arabia). Journal of Maps, 15(2), 215–226. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2019.1576068

Knitter, D., Augustin, K., Biniyaz, E., Hamer, W. B., Kuhwald, M., Schwanebeck, M., & Duttmann, R. (2019). Geography and the Anthropocene: Critical approaches needed. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment, 43, 451–461. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133319829395

Knitter, D., Braun, R., Clare, L., Nykamp, M., & Schütt, B. (2019). Göbekli Tepe: A Brief Description of the Environmental Development in the Surroundings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Land, 8(4), 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/land8040072

Knitter, D., Brozio, J. P., Dörfler, W., Duttmann, R., Feeser, I., Hamer, W. B., Kirleis, W., Müller, J., & Nakoinz, O. (2019). Transforming landscapes: Modeling land-use patterns of environmental borderlands. The Holocene, 29, 1572–1586. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619857233

Knitter, D., Brozio, J. P., Hamer, W. B., Duttmann, R., Müller, J., & Nakoinz, O. (2019). Transformations and Site Locations from a Landscape Archaeological Perspective: The Case of Neolithic Wagrien, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Land, 8(4), 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/land8040068

Knitter, D., Günther, G., Hamer, W. B., Keßler, T., Seguin, J., Unkel, I., Weiberg, E., Duttmann, R., & Nakoinz, O. (2019). Land use patterns and climate change a modeled scenario of the Late Bronze Age in Southern Greece. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5126

Meister, J., Knitter, D., Krause, J., Müller-Neuhof, B., & Schütt, B. (2019). A pastoral landscape for millennia: Investigating pastoral mobility in northeastern Jordan using quantitative spatial analyses. Quaternary International, 501, 364–378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.038

Knitter, D., & Nakoinz, O. (2018). The Relative Concentration of InteractionA Proposal for an Integrated Understanding of Centrality and Central Places. Land, 7(3), 86. https://doi.org/10.3390/land7030086

Haburaj, V., Berking, J., Beresford-Jones, D., Knitter, D., Zeki, L., Sturt, F., Pullen, A., Huaman, O., Lane, K., & French, C. (2017). Geo-statistical methods to analyse changes in pre-Hispanic settlement patterns in the Río Ica catchment, Peru. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 272–287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.01.033

Knitter, D., Bebermeier, W., & Nakoinz, O. (2017). Bridging the GapIntegrated Approaches in Landscape Archaeology. Editorial. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 4, 1–8.

Nykamp, M., Knitter, D., Heeb, B. S., Szentmiklosi, A., Krause, R., & Schütt, B. (2017). A Landscape Archaeological Approach to Link Human Activities to Past Landscape Change in the Built-up Area of the Late Bronze Age Enclosure Corneşti-Iarcuri, Western Romania. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, 6, 1–15.

Nykamp, M., Knitter, D., Timár, G., Krause, J., Heeb, B. S., Szentmiklosi, A., & Schütt, B. (2017). Estimation of wind-driven soil erosion of a loess-like sediment and its implications for the occurrence of archaeological surface and subsurface finds An example from the environs of Corneşti-Iarcuri, western Romania. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 601–612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.03.030

Wagalawatta, T., Bebermeier, W., Hoelzmann, P., Knitter, D., Kohlmeyer, K., Pitawala, A., & Schütt, B. (2017). Spatial distribution and functional relationship of local bedrock and stone constructions in the cultural landscape of ancient Anuradhapura (377 BCE1017 CE), Sri Lanka. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 13, 382–394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.03.060

Bebermeier, W., Beck, D., Gerlach, I., Klein, T., Knitter, D., Kohlmeyer, K., Krause, J., Marzoli, D., Meister, J., Müller-Neuhof, B., Näser, C., Rummel, P. von, Sack, D., Schmid, S. G., Schütt, B., & Wulf-Rheidt, U. (2016). Ancient Colonization of Marginal Habitats. A Comparative Analysis of Case Studies from the Old World. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 6, 1–44.

Bebermeier, W., Brumlich, M., Cordani, V., de Vincenzo, S., Eilbracht, H., Klinger, J., Knitter, D., Lehnhardt, E., Meyer, M., Schmid, S. G., Schütt, B., Thelemann, M., & Wemhoff, M. (2016). The Coming of Iron in a Comparative Perspective. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 6, 152–189.

Berking, J., Beckers, B., Knitter, D., & Schütt, B. (2016). Problems Concerning Ancient Water Management in the Mediterranean. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 6, 74–101.

Nykamp, M., Heeb, B. S., Knitter, D., Krause, J., Krause, R., Szentmiklosi, A., & Schütt, B. (2015). Linking hydrological anomalies to archaeological evidences - a case study from the Late Bronze Age fortification enclosure Iarcuri in western Romania. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 4, 77–93.

Popa, C. N., & Knitter, D. (2015). From Environment to Landscape. Reconstructing Environment Perception Using Numerical Data. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 23(4), 1285–1306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-015-9264-9

Wagalawatta, T., Bebermeier, W., Knitter, D., Kohlmeyer, K., & Schütt, B. (2015). Ancient Rock Quarries in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 4, 48–65.

Borrelli, P., Domdey, C., Hoelzmann, P., Knitter, D., Panagos, P., & Schütt, B. (2014). Geoarchaeological and historical implications of late Holocene landscape development in the Carseolani Mountains, central Apennines, Italy. Geomorphology, 216, 26–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.032

Knitter, D., Nakoinz, O., Del Fabbro, R., Kohlmeyer, K., Meyer, M., & Schütt, B. (2014). The Centrality of Aleppo and its environs. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, 3, 107–127.

Borrelli, P., Hoelzmann, P., Knitter, D., & Schütt, B. (2013). Late Quaternary soil erosion and landscape development in the Apennine region (central Italy). Quaternary International, 312, 96–108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.12.007

De Vincenzo, S., Domdey, C., Hoelzmann, P., Knitter, D., Moede, K., Müller, M., & Obeloer, F. (2013). Zur Archäologie und Landschaftsentwicklung im Turano-Tal (Sabiner Berge), Italien. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, 2, 45–110.

Knitter, D., Blum, H., Horejs, B., Nakoinz, O., Schütt, B., & Meyer, M. (2013). Integrated centrality analysis: A diachronic comparison of selected Western Anatolian locations. Quaternary International, 312, 45–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.04.020

Knitter, D., Bergner, M., Horejs, B., Schütt, B., & Meyer, M. (2012). Concepts of Centrality and Models of Exchange in Prehistoric Western Anatolia. eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 3, 361–368.

Schneider, S., Knitter, D., & Schütt, B. (2011). Geoarchäologische Untersuchungen im westlichen Kaikostal - Bericht über die Arbeiten in der Kampagne 2010. Archäologischer Anzeiger 2011/2, 160–166.


Knitter, D., & Ludwig, B. (2021). Mapping and analyzing the pergamon micro-region: An example of reproducible research. In C. H. Roosevelt (Ed.), Spatial webs: Mapping anatolian pasts for research and the public (pp. 89–112). Koç University Press.

Knitter, D., & Ludwig, B. (2021). Pergamon mikro-bölgesinin haritalandırılması ve analizi: Yeniden tekrarlanabilir bir araştırma örneği. In C. H. Roosevelt (Ed.), Mekânsal ağlar: Araştırma ve kamu erişimi i̇çin anadolu’nun geçmişinin haritalandırılması (pp. 89–112). Koç University Press.

Nakoinz, O., Knitter, D.niel, Faupel, F., & Nykamp, M. (2020). Modelling interaction in landscapes. In P. Łuczkiewicz (Ed.), Landschaft und siedlungen. Archäologische studien zur vorrömischen eisenzeit- und älteren kaiserzeit im mittel- und südost europa (pp. 12–45). Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej.

Knitter, D., Bebermeier, W., Krause, J., & Schütt, B. (2018). Critical Physical Geography in Practice: Landscape Archaeology. In R. Lave, C. Biermann, & S. N. Lane (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography (pp. 179–200). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71461-5_9

Knitter, D., & Nakoinz, O. (2018). Point Pattern Analysis as Tool for Digital Geoarchaeology: A Case Study of Megalithic Graves in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. In C. Siart, M. Forbriger, & O. Bubenzer (Eds.), Digital Geoarchaeology (pp. 45–64). springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25316-9_4

Nakoinz, O., Knitter, D., Faupel, F., & Nykamp, M. (2020). Modelling interaction in landscapes. In P. Łuczkiewicz (Ed.), Landschaft und siedlungen. Archäologische studien zur vorrömischen eisenzeit- und älteren kaiserzeit im mittel- und südost europa (pp. 12–45). Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej.

Jegge, H., Hoelzmann, P., & Knitter, D. (2018). Phosphatkartierung einer Gebäudestruktur. Detailuntersuchung zu einem Baubefund im südlichen Grabungsareal. In H.-J. Karlsen & K.-H. Willroth (Eds.), Marwedel ein ,,Fürstensitz“ der römischen Kaiserzeit an der Niederelbe (pp. 67–70). Wachholtz Verlag, Murmann.

Hoelzmann, P., & Knitter, D. (2017). König Hinz und Königswasser Geowissenschaft am ,,Königsgrab“ von Seddin, Lkr. Prignitz. In Archäologischen Gesellschaft in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V. (Ed.), Archäologie in Berlin und Brandenburg 2015 (pp. 52–55). Konrad Theiss.


Mueller-Scheessel, N., Hinz, M., Schmid, C., Rinne, C., Knitter, D., Hamer, W., Seidensticker, D., Faupel, F., Tietze, C., & Grunert, N. (2019). mortAAR: Analysis of Archaeological Mortality Data.

Hamer, W., & Knitter, D. (2018). FuzzyLandscapesFuzzy analyses with a focus on raster data. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1747005

Knitter, D., Bilger, M., Faupel, F., Filet, C., Girotto, C., Grammer, B., Hamer, W., Hinz, M., Nakoinz, O., Radloff, K., Raese, H., Rivers, R., Roe, J., Roth, G., Tietze, C., & Watson, J. (2018). CRC1266-A2/moin: Release after Moin Summer School. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1436302

Knitter, D., Hamer, W., Günther, G., & Vorspel-Rüter, C. (2018). LandUseQuantifieR. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1709568

Schmid, C., Seidensticker, D., Knitter, D., Hinz, M., Matzig, D., Hamer, W., & Schmütz, K. (2018). c14bazAAR: Download and Prepare C14 Dates from Different Source Databases.