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.

17424593_1471498699528541_7197470128997440163_n2013 – 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. 17390569_1471501692861575_981268920576355449_o

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.