Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck

Reinhard Bernbeck is professor at the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. His research in Topoi focuses on the implementation of Late Neolithic technological innovations in societies of southern Turkmenistan (Area A II). He has pursued similar research questions through excavations in Iran and Turkey. He is also interested in the ideological dimensions of archaeology and is concerned with the often divisive political fallout of archaeological research. These latter interests have led him to engage in Topoi’s Cross Sectional Group V. At Topoi II he is member of Area (A) Spatial Environment as well as Area (B) Constructing Historical Space.