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:
    • Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS)
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    • Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO)
    • Lorentz Center, Leiden
    • National Science Centre of Poland (NCN)
    • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in - - Archaeology (CAA)
    • eTopoi (Communicator)
    • European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
    • Forum Kritische Archäologie
    • Frontiers
    • Jahresschrift für mitteldeutsche Vorgeschichte
    • Journal of Archaeological Theory and Method
    • Journal of Archaeological Science
    • Journal Neolithical Archaeology
    • Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD)
    • Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC)
    • Offa
    • PLOS ONE
    • Publikationsreihe des SFB 1070 RessourcenKulturen
    • Quaternary International
    • Radiocarbon
    • Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet (SKN)
    • Sprawozdania Archeologiczne


  • 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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