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Jens Notroff (usually not talking of himself in 3rd person) is a Berlin-based archaeologist, illustrator, and science communicator and has been involved in research projects, expeditions, and excavations from the Arctic to the Middle East.

His research interests include the Neolithic period and Bronze Age, with a particular concern for the representation of power in prehistoric societies, places of cult, as well as burial customs and mortuary ritual (and a peculiar curiosity for so-called deviant burials).

Still not accepting he might be a bit late for the ‘golden age’ of exploration, Jens spares no effort reaching remote destinations in pursuit of sites and sights, journal and sketchbook inevitable travel companions.

He is also vehemently advocating for the resurrection of the respectable profession of the ‘expedition painter’ – and is gladly contributing his share: Pen on desk, drawing kit in field pack, and pencil in dust.