Kay Kohlmeyer is a Near Eastern Archaeologist, and since 1994 has taught as professor of Field Archaeology at the HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin. He conducted excavations on the Citadel of Aleppo (Syria) and in Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka), and participates in the Conana survey project (Turkey). He specialises in Syrian and Anatolian art and archaeology, and is co-editor of the final publications of the excavations in Habuba Kabira and Tall Bi’a / Tuttul in Syria. As principal investigator in the research area Central Places (A-I) he was responsible for the project “Archaeological and geoarchaeological investigation of the Aleppo hinterland”. In Topoi II he is member of research project (A-1-3) Conana, Turkey.