Rebecca Döhl finished her master thesis in Egyptology in 2008 with a work entitled “Staatentstehung im Alten Ägypten”.

Her doctoral thesis dealt with rock art in ancient Egypt. Her main focus lay in the problem of how prehistoric rock art was introduced in order to impart symbolic significance to the containing landscape, and to integrate it into a social framework. Accordingly, focus was given to the question of what function the rock art acquired as a means of shaping and perceiving space, and how it was used as a social instrument. Additionally, she dealt with the problem of the transformation of these images and the understanding of their associated landscape during the period of increasing settlement.

Since 2013 she has been postdoctoral researcher in the Institut für Archäologie at Humboldt-Universität Berlin.