I was trained in Near Eastern Archaeology, Prehistory and Classical Archaeology at Tübingen University, where I also attended Field School.

Further experience in the field was gathered at excavations in Southwestern Germany, Italy, the Republic of Georgia, Egypt and - for the last 12 years - Syria.


Balis (Syria)

Co-Director in charge of work in the field.
Periods: Umayyad, Ayyubid and some Byzantine.
Since 1996.

Emar (Syria)

Area Supervisor at the Temple of Ba'al.
Periods: Early Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age.
1996, 2001-2002.

Kom al-Ahmar / Sharuna (Egypt)

Field Director in 2003, trench supervisor in 2002 and 2000. Osteologist in 2002-2003.
Period: Early Coptic.

Tell Banat (Syria)

Trench Supervisor in the underground elite burial Tomb 7, 1995. Osteologist 1995, 1997 and 1999.
Period: Early Bronze Age.

Other Excavations:

Kharab Sayyar (Syria), Co-Director, 1997, Islamic (Abbasid)
Tell el-Abd (Syria), Area Supervisor, 1992-1994, Early Bronze Age
Tqisbolu Gora (Rep. of Georgia), Trench Supervisor, 1991, Bronze & Iron Ages
Fregellae (Italy), Field Crew, 1988, Roman
Roman and Medieval excavations in Germany, Field Crew, 1987-1990
Field School Degerfeld (Germany), 1987


Die Frühbronzezeit: Ausgrabungen unter dem Tempel des Ba'al, in: U. Finkbeiner, F. Sakal, Emar 2002 - Bericht über die 5. Kampagne der syrisch-deutschen Ausgrabungen. Baghdader Mitteilungen 34, 2003, 65-70.

Die eisenzeitliche Besiedlung der Tellkuppe, in: U. Finkbeiner, Tell el-Abd. Damaszener Mitteilungen 8, 1995, 55-56.

Grabungsstelle II - Die Schichtenabfolge der Mittel- und Frühbronzezeit, in: U. Finkbeiner, Tell el-Abd. Damaszener Mitteilungen 8, 1995, 60-63.