is currently a researcher at the MPI-EVA, where he is installing
and running a luminescence
dating laboratory. The major subject of his studies was hunter
gatherer archaeology at the University of Tübingen (Germany)
and archaeology at University College London (Great Britain).
For his Master thesis he excavated a Mesolithic open air
site (Rottenburg-Siebenlinden II) in southern Germany.
Initially trained as a Palaeolithic archaeologist, he switched
to luminescence dating methods for his PhD to the Forschungsstelle
Archäometrie der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
at the MPI for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. During that time
he received the major part of his training in luminescence
at the LSCE at the CEA-CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Subsequent
to the PhD he became a postdoctoral fellow at the Department
of Geology at the McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada),
where he received training in ESR-dating. Following his postdoctorate,
he set up a luminescence dating laboratory at the Instituto
Tecnológico e Nuclear in Sacavèm (Portugal).
Fieldwork for numerous dating projects was performed in the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Morocco, Portugal,
Spain and Syria.