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Curriculum vitae

Vicky M. Oelze

Current Position

Since 2008 I have worked as a PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Archaeological Science group supervised by Michael P. Richards, and have participated in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS): Leipzig School on Human Origins.




Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Physical Anthropology (2008); thesis title: Dietary reconstruction  
  in two early Neolithic populations by stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen


Study of Physical Anthropology at the Institute of Anthropology, University of
  Mainz, Germany; minor subjects: African Ethnology, Prehistoric Archaeology


Research assistant to Prof. K. Alt, Institute of Anthropology, University of Mainz, University  of Mainz



Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistant in human osteology courses, Institute of Anthropology (2002-2007)



  • Westerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (Neolithic-Iron Age), August 2003
  • Vix/ Mont Lassois, Burgundy, France (Iron Age), July 2006
  • Hattersheim am Main, Hesse, Germany (Iron Age), August-October 2006



  • My PhD project was funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany), August 2008 to July 2011
  • My Master thesis was funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) in 2007