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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience


Scientist Luminescence Dating Laboratory
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany


Scientist responsible for setting up and running a new Luminescence Dating Laboratory.
Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavèm,


Postdoctoral Fellow at the luminescence laboratory
School of Geography and Geology,
McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

1994-1993 Guest Scientist for a total of 7 months at the Thermoluminescence Dating Laboratory
Centre de Faibles Radioactivité (C.E.A.),
C.N.R.S. in Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France

ForschungsstelleArchäometrie der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
am Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany

Education & Degrees

07/2009Privatdozent in Prehistory of the University of Leipzig
07/2009Dr. phil. habil. of the University of Leipzig
venia legendi for Prehistory
Title of habilitation: "Fire, light and minerals: Application and development of dosimetric dating methods at the transition of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic
1998Dr. rer nat
University of Tübingen, Germany
“Thermolumineszenzdatierungen erhitzter Silices aus mittel und jungpaläolithischen Fundstellen. Anwendung und methodische Untersuchungen”.
University College London, Great Britain
major subject: Prehistory of Hunter-Gatherers and Quaternary Ecology minor subjects: European Pre- and Protohistory;
University of Tübingen, Germany

Scientific Interests

  • Multi-chronometric dating of archaeological sites (TL, OSL, ESR), with an emphasis on luminescence methods in the palaeolithic period, while incorporating palaeoclimate data.
  • Development of dating methods and fundamental research in the luminescence of flint.
  • Chronometric dating of archaeological transitions, especially from the Middle to the Upper Palaeolithic.
  • Palaeoclimatology and human evolution.
  • Calibration of glacial 14C data.
  • Additional archaeometric interests in the sourcing of raw material