Claudia Gerling is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Topoi, Research Group A-2. Her research focuses on the synthesis and interpretation of the scientific (stable isotope and palaeogenetic analysis) and the archaeological data previously obtained in Research Group A-II in Topoi 1, but she is also interested in the theoretical backgrounds of the economy, ecology and mobility in non-sedentary communities.
Claudia studied Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and History of Arts at the Universities of Würzburg, Vienna and Naples. In 2012 she completed her PhD within the Cluster of Excellence Topoi, research group innovations (A-II). In this context Claudia was working on the mobility and diet of the steppe peoples in prehistoric Western Eurasia, a topic she approached mainly through isotope analysis. As a member of Topoi she was based at the Freie Universität Berlin for the theoretical part of the project, but conducted isotope analyses at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton. Her many travels to and fro make her a good example of a modern, highly mobile individual, paralleling the objects of her study.
- Jun 28, 2012ColloquiumSpeaker
- Mar 24, 2010TalkIdentifying Mobility Patterns in the Eurasian Steppes Using Isotope Analysis (3rd and 1st Mill. B.C.)Part of: Migrations in Prehistory and Early History: Stable Isotopes and Population Genetics – New Answers to Old Questions?Speaker
- Mar 24, 2010ConferenceMigrations in Prehistory and Early History: Stable Isotopes and Population Genetics – New Answers to Old Questions?Speaker
- Oct 01, 2009ConferenceChair