European Iron Age

Selected Publications

2021. “And make some other man our King”: mortuary evidence for labile elite power structures in early Iron Age Europe. In Tim Thurston and Manuel Fernández-Götz (eds), Power from Below in Premodern Societies: The Dynamics of Political Complexity in the Archaeological Record, pp. 106-124. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2020. Intersectionality and elite identity in Iron Age west-central European mortuary contexts. In Patrice Brun, Bruno Chaume and Federica Sacchetti (eds), Vix et le Phenomene Princier. Colloque international de Châtillon-sur-Seine, France, pp. 299-309. Préhistoires de la Méditerranée. Una Éditions, Bordeaux.

2019. Internal conflict in Iron Age Europe: methodological challenges and possible scenarios. With Manuel Fernandez-Götz. World Archaeology, Vol 51(5):654-672.

2019. Expect the unexpected: implications of recent analyses of mortuary vessels for early Iron Age social configurations and commensality in southwest Germany. In Philipp Stockhammer and Janine Fries-Knoblach (eds), Was Tranken die frühen Kelten? Bedeutungen und Funktionen mediterraner Importgefäße im früheisenzeitlichen Mitteleuropa, pp. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

201. The grave’s a not-so-private place: elite multiple burials in early Iron Age west-central Europe. With Manuel Fernández-Götz. Germania 95: 181-198.

2018. Agency in architectural choice: the Heuneburg hillfort as monument and metaphor. With Manuel Fernández-Götz. Understanding Ancient Fortifications: Between Regionality and Connectivity, Ariane Ballmer, Manuel Fernández-Götz and Dirk P. Mielke (eds), pp. 147-156. Oxford: Oxbow.

2017. Elites before the Fürstensitze: Hallstatt C sumptuous graves between Main and Danube. With M. Fernandez-Goetz, Connecting Elites and Regions: Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe, 183-199. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

2015. Reconstituting community: 3D visualization and early Iron Age social organization in the Heuneburg mortuary landscape. With Kevin Garstki and Matthew L. Murray. Journal of Archaeological Science 54: 23-30.

2012. Gender and temporality in Iron Age west-central Europe. In Mary Jo Maynes and Marynel Ryan (eds), Temporalities and Periodization in Human History: Conversations across the Disciplines of History and Archaeology Special Section Social Science History 36(1): 85-112.

2010. The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography. Derek B. Counts and Bettina Arnold (eds). Budapest: Archaeolingua.

2008. The Celts in the Iberian Peninsula. Vol. 6, e-Keltoi. Alberro, Manuel and Bettina Arnold (eds). Center for Celtic Studies: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2005. Mobile Men, Sedentary Women? Material culture as a marker of regional and supra-regional interaction in early Iron Age southwest Germany. In Halina Dobrzanska, J.V.S. Megaw and Paulina Poleska (eds), Celts on the Margin: Studies in European Cultural Interaction 7th c. BC – 1st c. AD. Essays in Honor of Zenon Wozniak, pp. 17-26. Krakow: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of the Sciences.

2003. “Put out the geese, the Celts are coming!” Iron Age migration and social change in central Europe. Bettina Arnold and Matthew L. Murray. In C. Allum, J. Kahn, Christine Cluney and Meaghan Peurakmaki-Brown (eds), Ancient Travelers. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Chacmool Conference, pp. 111-118. Calgary: Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary.

2002. A transatlantic perspective on German archaeology. In Heinrich Härke (ed.), Archaeology, Ideology and Society: The German Experience (2nd edition), pp. 401-425. Series Gesellschaften und Staaten Vol. 7. Bern and Frankfurt: Fritz Lang Verlag.

1999. “Drinking the Feast”: Alcohol and the legitimation of power in Celtic Europe. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 9(1): 71-93.

1995. Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State: The Evolution of Complex Social Systems in Prehistoric Europe, Bettina Arnold and D. Blair Gibson (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.