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Prehistory / Early History

Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck
Professor of Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 570 17
Emailrbernbec@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of the Near East
  • Archaeological theories
  • Political dimension of archaeology (esp. Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan)
  • Archaeology and colonialism
  • Emergence of social inequality in Mesopotamia
  • Neolithic (Middle East)
  • Cultural anthropological issues
  • Archaeology in places of the 20th century


Dr. Dominik Bonatz
Professor of Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55033
Emailbonatz@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Dominik Bonatz

Areas of Expertise

  • Archaeology of the Near East
  • Archaeology of Indonesia


Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Elke Kaiser
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 517 92
Emailelke.kaiser@topoi.org
HomepageProf. Dr. Elke Kaiser

Areas of Expertise

  • Archaeology in West Eurasia
  • Bronze Age
  • Neolithic
  • New Stone Age
  • Eastern Europe


Dr. Hartmut Kühne
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology

Malteserstraße 74-100, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 591 85
Emailhartmut.kuehne@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf Dr. Hartmut Kühne

Areas of Expertise

  • Excavations and archaeological monuments in the Middle East
  • Geographical focus: Anatolia, Syria, Iraq
  • Time frame: Beginning of the Neolithic to the Islamization (about 10,000 BC – AD 600 )


Dr. Michael Meyer
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 78
Mobile+49 171 8395452
Emailmichael.meyer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michael Meyer

Areas of Expertise

  • Archaeology of Central Europe
  • Celts
  • Teutons
  • Iron Age
  • Barbaricum


Dr. Silvia Polla
Professor of Computational Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Classical Archaeology
Computational Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 537 72
Emailsilvia.polla@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Silvia Polla

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational archaeology
  • Computational methods in archaeology


Dr. Frank Riedel
Professor of Paleontology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Paleontology

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 702 83
Emailpaleobio@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Frank Riedel

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate and environmental change (including in ancient civilizations)
  • Dynamics of ecosystems
  • Regional focus: southern Africa, Caspian region, central Asia, Tibet and the Himalayas, China, eastern Siberia (Lake Baikal)


Dr. Wolfram Schier
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 543 04
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 542 54
Emailwolfram.schier@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfram Schier

Areas of Expertise

  • Prehistoric archaeology (Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age), particularly in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe
  • Settlement archaeology and economic archaeology
  • Questions on archaeometry, bioarchaeology, archaeoastronomy
  • Interdisciplinary approach to archaeological excavation methodology