Ulla Jaekel studied Classical Archaeology and Art History at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and received her Master`s Degree in 2011. Since 2017 she has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi with the thesis “Verfüllung und Überbauung im Kontext ritueller Monumentalarchitektur. Studien zu frühen Monumentalbauten – ein interkultureller Vergleich”. She also has participated in the PhD program “Landscape Archaeology and Architecture” (LAA) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).