Sebastian Olschok studied Medieval and New Age archaeology, pre- and early history and preservation at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. While studying he worked for diverse institutions by assisting in excavational field works, such as  for the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, the Universities of Bamberg and Marburg as well as the companies Archbau and Heyse. Furthermore, he was assistant in the  Naca/Palpa project by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and the Kommission für die Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen,  in the Sechin Bajo project by the Freie Universität Berlin and  in the field work in Tall Zira`a for the Biblisches Archäologisches Institut. After graduating in 2012 he joined the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege as an excavation illustrator and was head of excavations for the company “Archbau”. In 2014 he was awarded a doctoral fellowship in the program “Landscape Archaeology and Architecture” (LAA) by the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. Based on archaeologic studies of the economic area of Dayr Anba Hadra his doctoral thesis investigates the role of monasteries in the Egyptian economy and the technologic revolution in the 9th century BC. These investigations are also embedded into the work of the Topoi research group (B-4) Spatial Identity.


Further Activities

6.7.2016 Talk Deir Anba Hadra: A Monastery between Christianity and Islam
Part of: International Medieval Congress 2016, Leeds
16.-17.3.2016 Talk The economic complex of Deir Anba Hadra, Egypt
Part of:Conference Monastic Economies in Egypt and Palestine in the 5th to 10th Centuries CE. Oxford