Manja Wetendorf, M.A.

Manja Wetendorf studied Archeology and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. After gaining her Master`s degree in 2014 she has started writing her dissertation as a doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi and also has participated in the PhD program “Material Culture and Object Studies” (MaCOS) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). Her investigations focus on an ancient manufactory for pottery production within the region of Musawwarat es Sufra. By using archaeometric analysis Manja looks forward to finding out where natural ressources occurred and how they were spread among the region. By comparing local materials with findings from other places, information about product dispersion within regional and transregional levels is to be gathered.
A further focus lies on the development, innovation and sprawl of technologic knowledge, which can give insights concerning organization and dimensions of the pottery production besides the role of externe influences. Eventually the potteries should be allocated by using a shape range of sacral and profane utilizations on the one side and by a precise dating on the other.