Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck

Reinhard Bernbeck is professor at the Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (NY). His research in Topoi focuses on the Late Neolithic of southern Turkmenistan (research group A-2), fifth mmillennium pottery production in southestern Iran (research group A-6) and the relation between space and subjectivities in empires of Iron Age northern Mesopotamia (research group B-4). He is also interested in the ideological and political dimensions of archaeology as well as narrative constructions in his field. He has co-directed fieldwork in many different contexts, ranging from Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to Turkey, Iran, and Turkmenistan.