Claudia Gerling is a member of Topoi, research group (A-2) Political Ecology. She was a postdoctoral fellow from 2012 to 2013. Her research focuses on the synthesis and interpretation of the scientific (stable isotope and palaeogenetic analysis) and the archaeological data previously obtained in the first funding phase of Topoi (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 Excellence Cluster Topoi, research group (A-II) Innovations (Topoi 1). 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.
- 12.5.2015ColloquiumHigh Resolution Husbandry. New Approaches to Tracking Prehistoric MobilitySpeaker
- 15.5.2014TalkMobility patterns of Early Bronze Age communities in the West Eurasian steppe: isotopic analysis and challenging aspectsPart of: On the Road — Bioarchaeological and Cultural Scientific Aspects of Non-Sedentary CommunitiesSpeaker
- 15.5.2014 - 16.5.2014WorkshopOrganiser
- 27.9.2012TalkPart of: Topoi JahrestagungSpeaker
- TalkIdentifying 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
- 24.3.2010 - 26.3.2010ConferenceMigrations in Prehistory and Early History: Stable Isotopes and Population Genetics – New Answers to Old Questions?Speaker
- Winter semester 2009/2010ConferenceChair