Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2000
    Studied pre- and early history, physical anthropology, and comparative linguistics, as well as agricultural sciences at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2000
    M.A. in pre- and early history at the University of Tübingen ("Neolithic settlement mounds in Southeastern Europe– Distribution, conditions related to the natural environment, and building materials")

  • 2001 – 2005
    Doctoral studies at the University of Tübingen and at the University of Durham, UK

  • 2005
    Dr. phil. in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen ("Tells in Southwestern Asia and Southeastern Europe. The distribution, origins, and definition of a settlement phenomenon")

  • 2005 – 2006
    Researcher under the Chair of economic history at the University of Tübingen

  • 2006 – 2011
    Research associate in the Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    Travel scholarship (awarded 2006) from the German Archaeological Institute

  • 2013 – 2014
    Maternity leave

  • 2015
    Positive evaluation from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • since 2011
    Head of the Emmy Noether junior research group "Living conditions and biological living standards in pre-history" at the Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology at FU Berlin


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