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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

7/2017-present PhD candidate in Archaeological Science
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Leiden University
Project title: Landscapes and palaeoenvironment in the Middle Palaeolithic (MIS 3 to MIS 5), inferred from sedimentological analyses, environmental proxies and luminescence dating on three open air sites of the European Plain
Supervisors: Dr. Tobias Lauer, Dr. Shannon McPherron, Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin

University Education

11/2013M.Sc. in Physical Geography/Geoecology at the University of Leipzig
Thesis title: Soil and landscape development around the Late Bronze Age hillfort “Zetten” in Central Germany (Thesis grade 1.0)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinrich, Dr. Hans von Suchodoletz
10/2010B.Sc. in Geography at the University of Leipzig
Thesis title: Reconstruction of the palaeosurface and soilscape in the vincinity of the Early Neolithic settlement “Zauschwitz”, Central Germany (Thesis grade 1.1)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinrich, Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolph Bork

Professional Employment

Self-employed geoscientific consultingfor the University of Jena (Department of Archaeology)
Use of soil and geomorphological mapping for the detection of a deserted medieval village in Lower Franconia
01/2016-06/2017Federal Voluntary Service at the regional environmental NGO Ökolöwe – Umweltbund Leipzig e.V. – Head of Environmental Education
11/2016-12/2016Graduate Research Assistant at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Leipzig (UFZ)
04/2014-11/2016Associate at the University of Jena (Department of Archaeology) Researcher in the DFG-funded Focus Programme (SPP) 1630
“Harbours from the Roman Imperial Period to Medieval Times. Archaeology and History of regional and supraregional infrastructural systems”
Geomorphological and soil mapping of holocene fluvial terraces at the river Main to localize a river-side harbour at the site of Karlburg/Main.
01/2011-09/2011Student Employee at the Saxonian Heritage Office
Excavations at the open-cast lignite mine of Schleenhain
03/2008-12/2012Research and Teaching Assistant for Professors Jürgen Heinrich and Christoph Zielhofer, Institute of Geography, University of Leipzig
Field work, preparing and holding courses, assistance in the sedimentological laboratory


Since 2010AK Geoarchäologie (German Working Group on Geoarchaeology)
Since 2013AG Boden und Archäologie (German Association on Soils and Archaeology)

Additional Training

11/2018Practical trapped-charge thermo(chrono)metry
(University of Bern)
10-11/2018Use of different biomarkers as a means of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
(Prof. Roland Zech, University of Jena)
06/2018Optical dating in earth sciences and archaeology
(Dr. Michael Meyer, University of Innsbruck)
03/2014Geophysical Applications in Geology and Hydrology
(UFZ Leipzig)
02/2011Palynology and its Applications in palaeoenvironmental research
(Dr. Heike Schneider, University of Jena)

Field Experience

2006-PresentExtensive field trips, excavations, and research in the following regions
  • Central and Northern Germany
  • Bavaria
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia