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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

Personal Information

Current Position

2017-present Post-Doctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Previous Positions

2015-2017 Post-Doctoral Researcher
University College Dublin
2010-2015 Doctoral Student, Researcher and Lecturer
University of Tübingen


2014 Dr. rer. nat.
Institute for Archaeological Sciences,
University of Tübingen, Germany
thesis title: ”Micromorphological analyses and site formation processes at the archaeological sites Schöningen, Grabow, Blätterhöhle, Germany, and Varsche Rivier 003, South Africa”
2010Magistra Artium
Institute of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, University of Tübingen, and Hohenheim University, Germany;
Major Archaeology, Minors Soil Science and Paleoanthropology;
thesis title: “Site formation and a prehistoric floor construction in Baaz, southwest Syria”
2007Undergraduate studies of Prehistory and Soil Science
at Hamburg University, Germany.

Organized Symposia/ Sessions

2018 Mallol, C.E. Miller, M.C. Stahlschmidt. Fire as an artifact: Advances in Paleolithic Combustion Structure Studies. Session at the XVIII UISPP Meeting in Paris, France
2017Organizing committee. Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting. Dublin, Ireland.
2014M. C. Stahlschmidt, C.E. Miller. The Archaeology of Early Fire Use. Session at the XVII UISPP Meeting in Burgos, Spain.

Awards and Grants

2017 Seed Funding - Dissemination and Outputs,
University College Dublin
2016 Young Micromorphologist Publication Award,
International Union of Soil Sciences
2016-2017 New Interdisciplinary Initiative Fund grant,
University College Dublin
2015-2017 Irish Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship,
University College Dublin
2013-2015 Athene-Programm,
University of Tübingen

Media Coverage

2016 Interview in Hahn, P. 2016.
Spears of the Ancient Huntsman.
Popular Archaeology.
2014Interview in Balter, M. 2014.
The killing ground.
Science 344, 6188, 1080-1083.


  • Arbeitskreis Geoarchäologie (Geoarchaeology working group)
  • European Society for the Study of Human Evolution
  • Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte (GfU - Society for Prehistory)
  • Hugo-Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. – (Society for the Study of the Glacial Age and Stone Age)
  • Society for African Archaeologists
  • Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques
  • Working Group for archaeological soil micromorphology