Rekonstruktion von Betriebsmodellen antiker Produktionsanlagen mit Hilfe von Prozessketten-Analysen
Methodik und Fallstudien bei der Ziegelherstellung, Brennholzgewinnung und den Transporten in römischer Zeit
Roman brickworks in the Northwest provinces: Operating models were reconstructed which allow quantitative statements to be made on the maximum production capacity, the personnel and fuel requirements and the transport costs of such plants. The Roman brickyard in Dormagen is the example of an application. The developed algorithms are designed as open source and can easily be adapted to other findings. Because of the comparability of the kilns found in the Roman north-west provinces with those found in the upper Tiber - for the production of bricks for buildings in Rome - the brickworks capacities required there could be determined for the first time.
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After studying mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing. TH Darmstadt), postgraduate studies in economics (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. RWTH Aachen) and working for an international industrial group, Heinz Sperling began studying archaeology at the University of Cologne (archaeology of the Roman provinces, classical archaeology as well as prehistory and early history) and graduated with an M. A. in 2013. The present work is his dissertation in classical archaeology at the same university (defensio on February 1, 2019). His research focuses on the technologies and process organisation of historical production processes with an interdisciplinary approach.