Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Awarded M.A. (first class) on Die Mergeltonkeramik (Vienna System: C) im Mittleren Reich und der Zweiten Zwischenzeit unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Tell el-Daba und Kom Rabia, University of Vienna

  • 2012 – 2013
    Assistant Professor at the Institute for Egyptology, University of Vienna, temporary post covering for leave of absence. Regular teaching in Egyptian Archaeology and Art history.

Selected publications


  • Tell el-Dab'a XXIV. The Late Middle Kingdom Settlement of Area A/II. A Holistic Study of Non-élite Inhabitants of Tell el-Dab'a – Vol. 1. The Archaeological Report, the Excavations from 1966 to 1969, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2020.

  • Tell el-Daba XIX. Auaris und Memphis in der Hyksoszeit. Vergleichsanalyse der materiellen Kultur, Untersuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts 31, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2009.

  • Tell el-Daba XIII, Typologie und Chronologie der Mergel-C-Ton-Keramik. Materialien zum Binnenhandel des Mittleren Reiches und der Zweiten Zwischenzeit, Untersuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts 19, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2001


  • 2018 – On Simple House Architecture at Tell el-Dab'a and its Parallels in the late Middle Kingdom, Egypt and the Levant 28, 107-142.

  • 2017 – Zwischen Text, Bild und Archäologie – Eine Problemdarstellung zur Konzeptualisierung von Kulturkontakten, in: S. Beck, B. Backes, A. Verbovsek (eds), Kontakt – Konflikt – Konzeptualisierung, Beiträge des sechsten Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 6) 13.11.-15.11.2015, GOF IV.63, Wiesbaden, 13- 34.

  • 2016 – Children of Other Gods: Social Interactions, in: P.P. Creasman, R.H. Wilkinson (eds), Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors, Oxford University Press, New York and London, 61-77,

  • 2016 – With M. Seco, Results of Five Years of Pottery Analysis in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmosis III in Western Thebes (2011-2015), Egypt and the Levant, 26, 157-262.

  • 2016 – A Disc-shaped Ornament as seen on Funerary Masks of the early Middle Kingdom, in: Dieter Arnold, A. Oppenheim, O. Goelet (eds), FS for Dorothea Arnold, Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar 19, 117-130.

  • 2015 – A late Middle Kingdom Settlement at Tell el-Dab'a and its Potential, in: P. Kousoulis, N. Lazaridis (eds), Proceedings of the Xth International Congress of Egyptologists, Rhodes (Greece), 22nd to 29th May 2008, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 241, Leuven – Paris – Walpole, MA, 45-63.

  • 2013 – Cultural Mixing in Egyptian Archaeology: The "Hyksos" as a Case Study, Archaeological Review from Cambridge Issue 28.1 (2013): Archaeology and Cultural Mixing, 257-286

  • 2013 – Introduction, in: B. Bader, M.F. Ownby (eds.), Functional Aspects of Egyptian Ceramics within their Archaeological Context, Proceedings of a Conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, July 24th to July 25th, 2009, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 217, Leuven – Paris – Walpole, MA, 2013, 1-27

  • 2012 – Sedment, in: A. Seiler, R. Schiestl (eds.), Handbook of Pottery of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, vol. 2 Regional Volume, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2012, 209-235

  • 2012 – Migration in Archaeology: An Overview with a Focus on Ancient Egypt, in: M. Messer, R. Schroeder, R. Wodak (eds.), Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Springer, Vienna 2012, 213-226. The original publication is available at

  • 2011 – Vessels in Ceramics and Stone: The Problem of the Chicken and the Egg; in: D. Aston, B. Bader, C. Gallorini, P. Nicholson, S. Buckingham (eds.), Under the Potter?s Tree, Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 204, Leuven – Paris – Walpole, MA 2011, 125-171

  • 2011 – Contacts between Egypt and Syria-Palestine as seen in a Grown Settlement of the late Middle Kingdom at Tell el-Dabca/Egypt, in: J. Myná-ová (ed.), Egypt and the Near East – The Crossroads, Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Relations between Egypt and the Near East in the Bronze Age September 1-3, 2010, Charles University in Prague, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Prague 2011, 41-72.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator of the START Project Beyond Politics: Material Culture of Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia (Y754-G19), since 2015

  • Principal Investigator of the Project Foreigners in Ancient Egypt – The Archaeology of Culture Contact (V147-G21), 2010-2014

  • Scientific collaborator of the Salvage Field School 2010 Project in the Luxor-Temple conducted by Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)- in co-operation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)

  • Research Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, 2009

  • Researcher at the University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research as Intra European Marie Curie Fellow with the Project 'A Bridge to Canaan', 2007-2009

  • Researcher at the University of Vienna with the Austrian National Bank Project: Tell el-Daba/Avaris (Egypt) and its Environment in the late Middle Kingdom (ca. 1800-1700 BC) Economy, Immigration, Acculturation

  • Researcher in the Special Research Programme: Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C., SCIEM 2000, Vienna, 2001-2004

  • Researcher in Project P 13627 – SPR of the Austrian Science Fund, 1999-2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of Research Group Material Culture in Egypt and Nubia

  • Member of the Association of Egyptologists

  • Member of Scientific advisory board of Boletín de la Asociación Española de Egyptología, Madrid, since 2020.

  • Member of advisory board of the series Middle Kingdom Studies, edited by G. Miniaci and W. Grajetzki since 2015

  • Member of scientific comité de lecture of the Journal Cahiers de la Céramique Égyptienne, and of Bulletin de Liaison du Groupe International d'étude de la céramique Égyptienne (Institute Francais d'archeologie orientale du Cairo), since 2013

Additional qualifications

  • Field work in Egypt in Co-operation with numerous international excavation missions:

  • Current:

    Dayr el-Barsha (University of Leuven, BE)

    Ehnasya el Medina (Museo Arqueològico Nacional, Madrid, E)

    Elephantine/Aswan in co-operation with the Swiss Institute for Architectural Research, Cairo

    Tell el-Daba (Austrian Archaeological Institute)

    Lisht (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; University of Birmingham, Alabama)

    Theban Harbours and Waterscapes (THAWS), Uppsala University

    Djehuty-Project in Thebes West, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid

    Deir el-Ballas Excavation and Restauration project, The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund

  • past:

    Memphis/Kom Rabia (Egypt Exploration Society, UK)

    Thutmosis III Temple Project at Luxor (University of Grananda, E)


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