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Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 27 August 1976 (Vienna, Austria)
Citizenship: Swiss

Education

2009

Ph.D. in Archaeology, IMPRS The Leipzig School of Human Origins Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & University of Leipzig

2003

M.A. in Archaeology, University of Vienna

2001 – 2002

ERASMUS undergraduate student, University of Tübingen

1998

Undergraduate student, University of Vienna (B.A. equivalent)

 

Academic Appointments

Since 2011

Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology
Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK

Since 2010

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Human Evolution, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

10 – 12/2009

Research Assistant
Department of Human Evolution, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

7 – 9/2009

Research Assistant
Institut fuer Ur- und Fruehgeschichte, University of Vienna, Austria

since 2004

Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology
University of Vienna, Austria

2004

Teaching Assistant
University of Vienna, Austria

 

Prize

2006

Hugo Obermaier Research Prize (EUR 5 000.-)

 

Research Funding

2011-2012

Leakey Foundation Research Grant (USD 16 000.-)

2011-2012

McDonald Grants and Awards Fund (GBP 6 000.-)

2009 - 2010

Leakey Foundation Research Grant (together with T.B. Viola) (USD 13 500.-)

2007 - 2008

Leakey Foundation Research Grant (together with T.B. Viola) (USD 13 400.-)

2007

Grant of the Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung, City of Vienna Science Funding (together with G. Trnka, T.B. Viola; EUR 2 000.-)

2006 - 2007

Leakey Foundation Research Grant (together with T.B. Viola) (USD 12 990.-)

 

Fellowships

2005 - 2008

Ph.D. Fellowship of the Max-Planck-Society

2004 - 2005

Fellowship of the Austrian Ministry of Science

2001 - 2002

ERASMUS Fellowship, European Union

 

Experiences in leading field and research projects

since 2006

Willendorf II (Austria): excavation and analysis (together with T.B. Viola and G. Trnka)

since 2010

Beregovo (Ukraine): excavation and analysis (together with V. Usik)

 

Reviewer for

PNAS

Journal of Archaeological Science

Geoarchaeology

Quaternary International

 

Teaching

since 2004

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Settlement Structures: Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation Undergraduate seminar taught at the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien

2006

Palaeolithic Fieldwork Practice: Excavation and Documentation Practical course taught at the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien

2007

Neanderthals and Modern Humans: The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition Graduate seminar taught at the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien

2010

Introduction in Palaeolithic Archaeology IMPRS The Leipzig School of Human Origins, Leipzig

 

Fieldwork

directed

since 2006

Willendorf II, Austria (together with T.B. Viola and G. Trnka) - Early Upper Palaeolithic

since 2010

Beregovo, Ukraine (together with V. Usik) - Early Upper Palaeolithic

as site supervisor

2000 – 2005

Grub/Kranawetberg, Austria (director: W. Antl-Weiser) - Upper Palaeolithic

2001

Platt-Reitlüsse, Austria (director: W. Neubauer & M. Doneus) - Neolithic

other (selection)

2006

Jonzac, France (directors: J.-J. Hublin & J. Jaubert) - Middle / Early Upper Palaeolithic

since 2006

Jebel Irhoud, Morocco (directors: J.-J. Hublin & A. Ben-Ncer) - Middle Palaeolithic

1997 – 2000

Grub/Kranawetberg, Austria (director: W. Antl-Weiser) - Upper Palaeolithic

2002

Geißenklösterle Cave, Germany (director: N. J. Conard) - Middle / Early Upper Palaeolithic

1998

Lurgrotte, Austria (directors: G. Fuchs & F. A. Fladerer) - Middle Palaeolithic

2002

Rottenburg-Siebenlinden, Germany (dir. C.-J. Kind) - Mesolithic

2001

Avaris/Tell el Dab‘a, Egypt (director: M. Bietak) - 2nd Intermediate Period

1996 – 2005

Bibracte/Mont Beuvray, Burgundy, France (director: O. H. Urban) - Iron Age

2003 – 2005

Gergovie, Burgundy, France (director: Th. Pertlwieser) - Iron Age

 

Professional Memberships

  • Paleoanthropology Society
  • Society for American Archaeology – SAA
  • European Association of Archaeologists – EAA
  • Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte Blaubeueren – GfU
  • Hugo Obermaier Gesellschaft - HOG
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte – ÖGUF

 

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