Jörg Fassbinder



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PROF. DR. JÖRG W.E. FASSBINDER (7. September 1954)
Geophysics Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ludwig-Maximilians-University München

2009-present Faculty Member Geophysics Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München (Germany)

2009-2020 Head of the research area: Archäologische Prospektion und Luftbildarchäologie Ref. II Siedlungs- und Kulturlandschaftsdokumentation, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Germany).

2005-2009 Head of research unit B VI, Archäolologische Prospektion und Luftbildarchäologie, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Germany).

2009 Habilitation and authorisation to teach Geophysics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany).

1993 PhD in Geophysik at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany). Magnetic properties of archaeological soils

1990-2020 Scientific employee Bavarian State Dept. for Monuments and Sites. Scientific head and deputy director for Archaelogical Prospection and Aerial Archaeology

1990 Scientific employee at the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. Development and construction of magnetometer systems for archaeological prospektion

1986-1989 Scientific employee Bavarian State Dept. for Monuments and Sites: Development and construction of magnetometers for archaeological prospektion

1985 Diplom in Geophysics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)


  • Bondar, K. M., J.W.E. Fassbinder, S.V. Didenko, and S.E. Hahn (2021)Rock magnetic study of grave infill as a key to understanding magnetic anomalies on burial ground, Archaeological Prospection, 28, 1-18, doi:10.1002/arp.1843.

  • Fassbinder, J.W.E., F. Becker, S.E. Hahn, and M. Parsi (2021), Archaeological Geophysics: Case Studies from Bronze Age/Iron Age Sites in the Alazani and Shiraki Plain, Kakheti, Georgia, in The Caucasus: Bridge between the urban centres in Mesopotamia and the Pontic steppes in the 4th and 3rd millennium BC Schriften des Archäologischen Museums Frankfurt am Main, vol. 34, edited by Svend Hansen Liane Giemsch, pp. 333-340, Schnell & Steiner, ISBN: 978-3-7954-3439-7.
  • Fassbinder, J.W.E. (2017), Magnetometry for Archaeology, Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, 499-514, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-4409-0_169.

  • Fassbinder, J.W.E. (2015), Seeing beneath the farmland, steppe and desert soil: Magnetic prospecting and soil magnetism, Journal of Archaeological Science, 56, 85-95, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2015.02.023.
  • Fassbinder, Jörg W.E., and H. Stanjek (1994),
    Magnetic properties of biogenic soil greigite (Fe3S4),
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 2349-2352, doi:10.1029/94gl02506.
  • Stanjek, H., Jörg W.E. Fassbinder, H. Vali, H. Wägele, and W. Graf (1994),Evidence of biogenic greigite (ferrimagnetic Fe3S4) in soil, Europ. J. Soil Sci., 45, 97-103, doi:10.1111/j-1365-2389.194.tb0049.x.

  • Fassbinder, Jörg W.E., and H. Stanjek (1993), Occurrence of bacterial magnetite in soils from archaeological sites,ArcheologiaPolona, 31, 117-128.

  • Fassbinder, J.W.E., H. Stanjek, and H. Vali (1990), Occurrence of magnetic bacteria in soil,Nature, 343(6254), 161-163.