Education and titles

  • 2021 appointed “außerplanmäßiger” professor (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.) Kiel University
  • 2010 Habilitation (PD Dr. rer. nat. habil.) Kiel University
  • 2004 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Kiel University
  • 1998 Diploma (Diplom-Prähistoriker) Kiel University
  • 1993 Scientific Diver (Forschungstaucher) Kiel University
  • 1991-1998 Study of Pre- and Protohistory, Physics and Chemistry at Kiel University

Professional appointments and fellowships

  • since 2017 at Kiel University
  • 2012-2017 DFG-Heisenberg Fellow with focus on Quantitative Archaeology at Kiel University CAU UFG
  • 2012 GSHDL Postdoc Archaeological Modelling
  • 2011 Topoi Senior Fellow, Exzellenzcluster 264 TOPOI an der Freien Universität Berlin, working on centrality and central place theory TOPOI
  • 2010 Fieldwork manager, State Archaeological Department of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 2004-2010 Research assistant (Postdoc) in the project ‘Siedlungshierarchien und kulturelle Räume’ SHKR and SHKRfol at Archaeological Heritage Management Baden-Württemberg and Kiel University
  • 2001 Fellow of Professor-Werner-Petersen-Foundation, Geoarchaeology of the Schlei estuary
  • 1991-2004 student assistent, diving operations manager, fieldwork manager and site diretor at several excavations in Germany, France and Luxembourg

Academic functions

  • Member of the board and speaker of cluster 2, Graduate school ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ (GSHDL), since 2015
  • Member of the executive commitee and speaker of cluster 2, Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA), since 2017
  • Coordinator of the working group ‘Spatial Analysis’, Johanna-Mestorf Academy (JMA)
  • PI and coordinator of the interlinkage group quantification and comparisson, DFG-CRS 1266 ‘TransformationsDimensionen’ Scales of Transformation
  • Coordinator of the international initiative ‘Regional and Transregional interaction between the Baltic and the Mediterranean Spheres in the first Millennium BC’
  • Reviewer for several foundations and journals: DFG, NCN, FWO, BerGSAS, Journal of Archaeological Theory and Method, Journal of Archaeological Science, Quaternary International, Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, Archaeological Prospection, Journal Neolithical Archaeology, Joural of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Forum Kritische Archäologie, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology (JCAA), Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC), eTopoi (Communicator)m European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Frontiers


  • Modelling and reconstruction of interaction and distribution systems from the Early Iron Age in Southwest- and West Germany and Alsace, DFG
  • Integrative modelling of socio-environmental systems dynamics, Project A2 ic CRC 1266 ‘Scales of Transformation: Human-environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies’, with Prof. Dr. Rainer Duttmann (Kiel)
  • Regional and Transregional interaction between the Baltic and the Mediterranean Spheres in the first Millennium BC, DNSZ~seeding~money and Professor-Werner-Petersen-Stiftung, with Prof. Dr. Jes Martens (Oslo)


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