Julia Schönicke, M.A.

Julia Schönicke studied Near Eastern Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin and received her Master`s Degree in 2015. Since 2017 she she has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi and also participated in the PhD program Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) with the thesis “Neolithic Ways of Life in Göbekli Tepe”. Her research focuses on abandonment processes of Neolithic settlements in Upper Mesopotamia at the dawn of the Neolithic revolution.

Other research interests include small scale analysis of settlements and the reconstruction of everyday practice, social inequality and political economy. Her fieldwork experience ranges from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic in Southern Turkmenistan, Bronze Age and Iron Age in Fujairah/UAE to Islamic, Colonial and Early Modern Periods in Qatar.

Further Activities

2015 Talk Zerstörung von Kulturgütern als politischer Akt im Wandel der Zeit
Part of: Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
2014 Talk Feuer und Flamme für Monjukli Depe
Part of: Research day at the Institue of Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin
2013 Talk Let’s dance! Archaeological evidence for dance and music as performative elements of ritual practice
Part of: International workshop, University of Copenhagen