Palaeolithic archaeology; Europe and Africa; past environments and human evolution; stable isotope research; Quaternary science; fieldwork techniques.
2019 – 2021 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel & since 2020 Associate Member of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS.
2018 Associate Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
2016 – 2018 Arts & Science Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada.
2012 – 2016 D.Phil, University of Oxford, UK
Thesis title: Two million years of environmental change: a case study from Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape, South Africa.
2006 – 2011 Magister Artium, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
Thesis title: Stable isotope analyses on the fauna from Payre (Ardèche, France).
Over 30 months of archaeological fieldwork experience (in Germany, Syria and South Africa).
2017 – ongoing Director of Excavations, Pniel (Palaeolithic), South Africa.
2013 – ongoing Field director, Wonderwerk Cave (Palaeolithic), South Africa
2008 & 2012 Field Archaeologist, Hohle Fels (Palaeolithic), Germany.
2011 & 2012 Field Archaeologist, Sibudu (Palaeolithic), South Africa.
2011 Field Archaeologist, Hoidjiespunt (Palaeolithic), South Africa.
2010 Field Archaeologist, Wadi Mushkuna (Palaeolithic), TDASP Project, Syria.
2009 Field school supervisor, Vogelherd Cave post-excavation processing (Palaeolithic), Germany.
2008 & 2009 Field Archaeologist, Schöningen (Palaeolithic and Neolithic), Germany.
2008 Post-excavation Assistant, Vogelherd Cave (Palaeolithic), Germany.
2007 Staff archaeologist, Dettingen/Teck, Hessigheim and Holzgerlingen (Medieval), Germany.
2005 Field Archaeologist, Wahlheim (Roman), Germany.
2003 Field Archaeologist, Ottmarsheimer Höhe (Roman), Germany.