Throughout the studies of history of art, classical archaeology and roman philology (Italian) in Kiel (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) I missed the practical training mainly in classical archaeology. I have taken part in the study of restored objects, I‘ve also helped with exhibitions and given guided tours to pupils within the museum but I also wanted to have a real idea of the circumstances of discovery. After I qualified with the Magister Artium at the End of 2004 the following summer I travelled to Tivoli (Italy) and experienced my first research excavation followed by a few more in Vix (France).
Also in 2009 I became a full-time archaeologist and worked on rescue excavations, mostly major projects in Austria and Germany. First as a basic field worker and later as an assistant as well as an excavation leader. I worked for different institutions such as registered society, archaeological excavation firm, an archaeological museum and the State Offices of Archaeology of the Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein. From my first excavation I have been more interested in the technical side and digital documentation has become more of important part of my work. Over the years my knowledge grew together with the understanding of the technical possibilities, which has always reinforced with further trainings.
In 2014 I switched my attention from the field to the office and worked until the End of 2015 as a GIS-specialist for the State Office of Archaeology Schleswig-Holstein. Furthermore I immersed myself in the world of 3D-reconstruction and after long-term further training in 3D-visualisation I received a qualification as an European Art Designer®. This would come in use not only to apply reconstructed buildings or sites for research but also to give people a visualised idea of the past.
Since a few months I’m back in the field of rescue archaeology and cultural heritage preservation with a special attention in digital methods in Luxembourg. These will also be an important part of a course at the Department of Art History in cooperation with two colleagues at my Alma Mater Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (Germany) this summer.
To get new input, inspiration and to be updated a few years ago I started to participate at CHNT and since 2015 I also attended CAA International.
Since CHNT21 I have the pleasure to join the Scientific Committee.