Dr. rer. nat. Svetlana Khamnueva-Wendt

Svetlana Khamnueva-Wendt

Research staff

Olshausenstr. 100, 24106 Kiel, 1. OG
Phone: +49 (0) 431 880-7442

Research interests

Soil science and geoarchaeology: human-environment interactions in Holocene

  • Pedogenesis in natural and anthropogenic sediments
  • Application of soil memory concept in geoarchaeological research
  • Quantitative reconstruction of palaeoenvironment based on geo- and pedoarchives


2012 – 2017
PhD student at the Institute for Ecosystem Research at CAU Kiel. Thesis: Landscape development and soil transformation in the former Viking settlement Hedeby.

2009 – 2012
Master of Science degree in Environmental Management, CAU Kiel. Thesis: Spectra of Grain Size Distribution as Indicator for Cultural Landscape Development: the Neolithic Burial Mound Königsgrab (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

2004 – 2009
Diploma degree in Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Thesis: Effects of electrolytes concentration on hydrophysical properties and biological activity of soil-like objects with high specific area (Salym oil field, Western Siberia, Russia).

Work experience

01/2018 – present
Researcher at the Institute for Ecosystem Research at CAU Kiel

04/2018 – 05/2018
Research stay in the Institute for Archaeological Science at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

04/2012 – 06/2012
Student assistant at the Graduate School „Human Development in Landscapes“

01/2012 – 03/2012
Student assistant in the project “Megalithlandschaft Südostrügen” of the German Archaeological Institute

06/2010 – 04/2012
Junior researcher in the working group Ecosystem research and Geoarchaeology at the Institute for Ecpsystem Research at CAU Kiel

Selected publications

Khamnueva-Wendt S., Mitusov A., Wendt J., Bork H.-R. (in review) Classification of buried soils, cultural and colluvial deposits in the Viking town Hedeby. Geoarchaeology.

Maran J., Papadimitriou A., Birndorfer T., Khamnueva S., Bork H.-R., Unkel I., Kroll H. (2019) Tiryns, Griechenland. Die Arbeiten der Jahre 2015 bis 2018. iDAI Elektronische Publikationen Des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Faszikel 1, 68-77.

Khamnueva S., Mieth A., Dreibrodt S., Out W. A, Madella M. Bork H-R. (2018) Interpretation of prehistoric reddish pit fillings on Easter Island: A micromorphological perspective. Spanish Journal of Soil Science 8 (2), 236-257.

Bork H.-R., Khamnueva S.V., Wendt J. (2015) Geoarchiv Haithabu – Reliefentwicklung innerhalb des Halbkreiswalles. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig-Holstein (2015) 68-71.

Mitusov A.V., Dreibrodt S., Khamnueva S. V., Bork H.-R. (2013). Detection of land surface memory by correlations between colluvial deposits and morphometric variables. Geomorphology 191, 109-117.

S. Dreibrodt, H. Jarecki, C.C.M. Lubos, S. V. Khamnueva, M. Klamm, H.-R. Bork (2013) Holocene soil formation and soil erosion at a slope beneath the Neolithic Earthwork Salzmünde (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). Catena 107, 1-14.

Lubos C.C., Dreibrodt S., Robin V., Nelle O., Khamnueva S.V., Richling I., Bultmann U., Bork H.-R. (2012) Settlement and environmental history of a multilayered settlement mound in Niederröblingen (Germany) - a multi-proxy approach. Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 79-98.