Rebecca Döhl is postdoctoral researcher in the Institut für Archäologie at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She studied Egyptology, Ancient American Studies and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2008 to 2012 she was doctoral fellow at Topoi and earned her PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2016.

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.

Her research focuses on Rock Art, Landscape Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Theories in Archaeology, Prehistory and Predynastics of Egypt

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