reporting archæologist


Jens Notroff is a Berlin-based archaeologist (also holding a degree in history and journalism) involved in research projects from Scandinavia to the Middle East. His research interests include the Neolithic period and Bronze Age, with a particular concern for the representation of power and social hierarchy in prehistoric societies, places of cult and ritual together with the question of their archaeological evidence as well as burial customs and mortuary ritual (with a peculiar curiosity for so-called deviant burials).

Still not accepting he might be a bit late for the ‘golden age’ of exploration, Jens sets out to journeys reaching remote destinations in pursuit of  sights, sites, and answers at any given opportunity – journal and sketchbook always at hand.

He is committed to monument conservation and promoting cultural heritage protection, not only in conflict areas but with a necessarily shifting focus onto these in the light of recent geopolitical events.

Pen on desk or boot in dust, he is gladly contributing his share.