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Dr. Maaike Groot (zur Zeit beurlaubt)



Fabeckstr. 23/25
14195 Berlin
  • 2018: Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Sheffield University (UK), gefördert von dem European Research Council. Projekttitel: Mobility and management of cattle in Iron Age and Roman Netherlands.
  • Seit 2017: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Archäozoologie am Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie der Freien Universität Berlin.
  • 2015-2017: Archäozoologin, BCL Archaeological Support (www.bcl-support.nl).
  • 2013-2015: Forschungsprojekt IPNA, Universität Basel, gefördert durch ein Stipendium von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Projekttitel: Sustaining the Empire: farming and food supply in two Roman frontier regions.
  • 2012: Forschungsaufenthalt Fitch Laboratory of the British School, Athens.
  • 2009-2012: Forschungsprojekt Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, gefördert durch ein Stipendium von The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Projekttitel: Livestock for sale: the effect of a market economy on rural communities in the Roman frontier zone.
  • 2007: Promotion an der Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam mit der Arbeit Animals in ritual and economy in a Roman frontier community. Excavations in Tiel-Passewaaij.
  • 1999-2013: Archäozoologin, VUhbs (archäologische Firma in Amsterdam)


  • späte Eisenzeit und römische Tierhaltung und Nahrungsproduktio
  • Tiere im Ritual
  • Paläopathologie



  • M. Groot, 2016: Livestock for sale: animal husbandry in a Roman frontier zone. The case study of the civitas Batavorum, Amsterdam (Amsterdam Archaeological Studies 24).
  • M. Groot, D. Lentjes, J. Zeiler (eds), 2013: Barely surviving or more than enough? The environmental archaeology of subsistence, specialisation and surplus food production, Leiden.
  • M. Groot, 2010: Handboek Zoöarcheologie, Amsterdam (Materiaal & Methoden 1).
  • M. Groot, 2008: Animals in ritual and economy in a Roman frontier community. Excavations in Tiel-Passewaaij, Amsterdam (Amsterdam Archaeological Studies 12).


  • M. Groot, 2017: Developments in animal husbandry and food supply in Roman Germania Inferior, European Journal of Archaeology.
  • M. Groot, S. Deschler-Erb, 2017: Carnem et circenses - consumption of animals and their products in Roman urban and military sites in two regions in the northwestern provinces, Environmental Archaeology 22 (1), 96-112.
  • M. Groot, 2016: Paleopathologie: gezondheid en welzijn van dieren in het verleden, Argos – Bulletin van het Veterinair Historisch Genootschap 54, 125-131.
  • M. Groot, S. Deschler-Erb, 2015: Market strategies in the Roman provinces: Different animal husbandry systems explored by a comparative regional approach, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 4, 447-460.
  • L.I. Kooistra, M. Groot, 2015: The agricultural basis of the Hoogeloon villa and the wider region, in N. Roymans, T. Derks, H. Hiddink (eds), The Roman villa of Hoogeloon and the archaeology of a marginal region in the Lower Germanic frontier zone, Amsterdam (Amsterdam Archaeological Studies 22), 141-162.
  • M. Groot, 2014: Changing diets in the Low Countries, in W. Hupperetz, O.E. Kaper, F. Naerebout, M.J. Versluys (eds), Keys to Rome, Amsterdam, 83-86.
  • M. Groot, 2014: Burned offerings and sacrificial meals in Geometric and Archaic Karystos. Faunal remains from Plakari (2011-2012), Pharos 20 (2), 447-460.
  • M. van Haasteren, M. Groot, 2013: The biography of wells: a functional and ritual life history, Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries 4 (2).
  • M. Groot, D. Lentjes, 2013: Studying subsistence and surplus production, in M. Groot, D. Lentjes, J. Zeiler (eds), Barely surviving or more than enough? The environmental archaeology of subsistence, specialisation and surplus food production, Leiden, 7-27.
  • J. Van Dijk, M. Groot, 2013: The Late Iron Age-Roman transformation from subsistence to surplus production in animal husbandry in the Central and Western parts of the Netherlands, in M. Groot, D. Lentjes, J. Zeiler (eds), Barely surviving or more than enough? The environmental archaeology of subsistence, specialisation and surplus food production, Leiden, 175-200.
  • M. Groot, 2013: Een Romeinse eikelmuis uit Hoogeloon, Cranium (November 2013), 8-12.
  • M. Groot, 2012: Animal bones as a tool for investigating social and economic change: horse-breeding veterans in the civitas Batavorum, in I. Schrufer-Kolb (ed.), More than Just Numbers? The role of science in Roman archaeology, Portsmouth, Rhode Island (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 91), 71-92.
  • M. Groot, 2012: Dealing with deposits in the Dutch River Area: animals in settlement rituals in the Roman period, in A. Pluskowski (ed.), The ritual killing and burial of animals: European perspectives, Oxford, 137-151.
  • M. Groot, 2011: Household specialisation in horse breeding: the role of returning veterans in the Batavian river area, in R. Wiegels, G.A. Lehmann, G. Moosbauer (eds): Fines imperii - imperium sine fine? Römische Okkupations- und Grenzpolitik im frühen Prinzipat, Rahden/Westfahlen, 203-218.
  • M. Groot, A. Ervynck, F. Pigière, 2010: Vagrant vultures: archaeological evidence for the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Low Countries, in W. Prummel, J.T. Zeiler, D. Brinkhuizen (eds), Birds in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the ICAZ Bird Working Group in Groningen (23.8-27.8.2008), Groningen (Groningen Archaeological Studies 10), 241-253.
  • M. Groot, L.I. Kooistra, 2009: Land use and the agrarian economy in the Roman Dutch River Area, Internet Archaeology 27 (http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue27/5/1.html).
  • M. Groot, S. Heeren, L. Kooistra, W. Vos, 2009: Surplus production for the market? The agrarian economy in the non-villa landscapes of Germania Inferior, Journal of Roman Archaeology 22, 231-252.
  • M. Groot, 2009: Searching for patterns among special animal deposits in the Dutch River Area during the Roman period, Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries 1 (2).
  • Vossen, I., M. Groot, 2009: Barley and Horses: Surplus and Demand in the civitas Batavorum, in M. Driessen, S. Heeren, J. Hendriks, F. Kemmers and R. Visser (eds), TRAC 2008. Proceedings of the 18th annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference held at Amsterdam 4-6 April, 2008, Oxford, 89-104.
  • M. Groot, 2008: Surplus production of animal products for the Roman army in a rural settlement in the Dutch River Area, in S. Stallibrass/R. Thomas (eds), Feeding the Roman Army: the Archaeology of Production and Supply in the North-West Roman provinces, Oxford, 83-98.
  • M. Groot, 2008: Understanding past human-animal relationships through the analysis of fractures: a case study from a Roman site in the Netherlands, in Z. Miklikova, R. Thomas (eds), Current research in animal palaeopathology: Proceedings of the Second ICAZ Animal Palaeopathology Working Group Conference, Oxford (BAR International Series 1844), 40-50.
  • M. Groot, 2008: Rituelen op het Romeinse platteland: speciale deposities uit Tiel-Passewaaij, Vitruvius 2 (1), 32-28.
  • M. Groot, 2007: De rol van dieren in een Bataafse plattelandsnederzetting: dierlijk bot uit Tiel-Passewaaij, in N. Roymans, T. Derks, S. Heeren (eds), Opgravingen te Tiel-Passewaaij. Een Bataafse plattelandsgemeenschap in de wereld van het Romeinse rijk, Utrecht, 177-192.
  • M. Groot, 2005: The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) in the Netherlands during the Roman period, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 15, 15-22.
  • M. Groot, 2005: Palaeopathological evidence for draught cattle on a Roman site in the Netherlands, in J. Davies, M. Fabiš, I. Mainland, M. Richards, R. Thomas, Diet and health in past animal populations: current research and future directions, Oxford, 52-57.
  • M. Groot, 2001: Animal paleopathology from a Roman period burial site and two settlements in the Netherlands, in L. Capasso, M. La Verghetta, Proceedings of the XIIIth European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Chieti 2000, Teramo, 115-118.