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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

Current Position


Ph.D Candidate

International Max Planck Research School "The Leipzig School of Human Origins"
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)


2011-2015M.Sci Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
First Class with Honours
University of Bristol, UK
2002-2010St. Albans Girls School, St. Albans
A Levels: Biology (A), Classics (A), Geography (A), Art (A)

Research Experience


Doctoral Research, Dept. of Human Evolution (MPI-EVA)
Project title: Refining techniques for 14C dating of small archaeological samples
Supervisors: Dr. Sahra Talamo, Dr. Bernd Kromer, Professor Jean-Jacques Hublin

  • Refining collagen extraction techniques for archaeological bone samples of <100mg
  • Utilising latest developments in AMS techniques with MICADAS gas ion source for radiocarbon dating collagen samples < 100μg C
2014-2015M.Sci research project,
Organic Geochemistry Unit, University of Bristol
Project Title: Of milk and men: subsistence strategies of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa
Supervisor: Dr. Lucy Cramp
  • Extraction and analysis of >100 pot sherds via GC, GC-MS and compound specific isotope ratio mass spectrometry
  • First compound-specific isotopic study of pottery from highland region of Lesotho from the Late Stone Age
2013-2014Undergraduate research project,
Organic Geochemistry Unit, University of Bristol
Project Title: Investigation of the compound-specific stable carbon isotope signatures of fatty acids in pig tissue for use in methods of palaeodietary reconstruction

Supervisor: Dr. Lucy Cramp

  • Part of a larger NERC-funded study examining the influence of terrestrial and marine resource consumption on tissue isotopic compositions
  • Analysis of compound-specific stable carbon isotope signatures of lipids in modern pig tissues raised as part of a large isotopically controlled feeding study for use in palaeodietary reconstruction

Archaeological Field Experience

2012-2014Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
Annual summer university excavations developing practical excavation and recording techniques, along with extensive post-excavation finds processing
2013Poulton Research Project, Poulton, Chester
Training course for excavation of human burials at Medieval graveyards

Academic Service

2017-presentPhD student Representative
Department of Human Evolution, MPI-EVA
2012-2013Archaeological Sciences Student Representative
University of Bristol


Skills and Training


  • Instrumentation: Gas Chromatography (GC), GC-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and compound-specific-isotope-ratio MS (GC-C-IRMS), Elemental analyser (EA), EA-IRMS
  • Extensive experience with basic laboratory equipment: centrifuge, freeze-dryer and other
  • Lipid extraction from archaeological pottery and modern biological materials
  • Collagen extraction from modern and archaeological bones
  • Scientific report writing
  • Software: Microsoft Office, ISODAT, R, Endnote X7, Origin Pro 



Student Pecha Kucha Prize 'Size Matters - new frontiers in radiocarbon bone dating'
Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE)
Sponsored by the Journal of Human Evolution

2015Hancock Memorial Special Prize
Awarded to an undergraduate in Earth Sciences, University of Bristol for a particularly outstanding performance in the field of Archaeology and Geology