Personal Data

Jens Notroff

Born 1980 in Aschersleben, Germany.
Nationality: German.

School Education

1993 – 1999:
Secondary school (Städtisches Gymnasium “Werner Seelenbinder”, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany), Abitur (university-entrance diploma).

1991 – 1993:
Elementary school (4. Oberschule, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany).

1986 – 1991:
Elementary school (Otto-Ulinski-Oberschule, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany).

Military Service

July 1999 – May 2000:
Panzergrenadierbataillon 352 (Mellrichstadt, Germany) of the 1st Gebirgsdivision (special training: gunner), last rank: Obergefreiter.

Academic Education

since September 2009:
Dissertation at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (accepted as doctoral candidate by Prof. Dr. Carola Metzner-Nebelsick), topic: “Geliehene Waffen. Über die Rolle der Miniaturschwerter zur Konstituierung gesellschaftlichen Status in der Spätbronzezeit Nordeuropas.” (Borrowed arms. On the role of miniature swords in constitution of social status in the Bronze Age of Northern Europe).

March 2009:
Graduated as Magister Artium (M.A.), Thesis: “Untersuchungen zur Beigabe von Miniaturschwertern in spätbronzezeitlichen Bestattungen des Nordischen Kreises” (Studies of miniature swords in Late Bronze Age burials of the Nordic Circle).

2001 – 2009:
Study of Prehistoric Archaeology, Medieval History, and Journalism / Communication Science at Freie Universität Berlin.

2000 – 2001:
Study of Classical Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, and Ancient History at Freie Universität Berlin.

Employments

since Mai 2009:
Research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), project: “The Prehistoric Societies of Upper Mesopotamia and Their Subsistence”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

January / February 2010:
Freelance contributor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, scientific research in preparation of a third-party funded project (“Cult buildings in funeral context”).

December 2009 – April 2010:
Research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), project: “ASEYM – Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Yitim and Magass Area”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

June 2006 – April 2009:
Student assistant at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), projects:
“The Prehistoric Societies of Upper Mesopotamia and Their Subsistence” and “ASEYM – Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Yitim and Magass Area”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2004 – 2012:
Freelance contributor at Berlin State Museums Visitor Services (support and guidance for visiting groups: Museum of Pre- and Early History as well as several archaeological special exhibitions; special focus on education of schoolchildren and young adults).

Awards and Honours

June 2013:
Antiquity Prize (Best article published in ‘Antiquity’ 2012) for the co-authored paper (with Oliver Dietrich, Manfred Heun, Klaus Schmidt und Martin Zarnkow): The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities: new evidence from Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey,  Antiquity 86, 2012, 674-695.

Memberships

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

Society for Threatened Peoples International (STPI)

Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance (GHEA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte e.V. (DGUF)

Berliner Unterwelten e.V. – Society for Exploration and Documentation of Subterranean Architecture

Field Research

since 2012:
Staff member (assistant to head of excavations) in the German Archaeological Institute’s (DAI) excavations at the Early Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe near Şanlıurfa, Turkey (Project: “The Prehistoric Societies of Upper Mesopotamia and Their Subsistence”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2010:
Staff member (supervisor) in an excavation project of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, excavations at a Late Bronze Age funeral cult building near Lăpuş, Romania (Project: “Ein funeraler Kultbau der späten Bronzezeit aus Lăpuş, Nordwestrumänien, und sein kultureller Kontext” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2008 & 2010:
Staff member (supervisor) in the German Archaeological Institute’s (DAI) excavations at the Chalcolithic settlement site of Tall Hujayrāt al-Ghuzlān near Aqaba, Jordan (Project: “Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Yutum and Magass Area”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2007 – 2011:
Staff member (supervisor) in the German Archaeological Institute’s (DAI) excavations at the Early Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe near Şanlıurfa, Turkey (Project: “The Prehistoric Societies of Upper Mesopotamia and Their Subsistence”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2006:
Staff member in an excavation project of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, excavations at an Late Hallstatt / Early Latène Period hill for (Project: “Der Ipf bei Bopfingen, Ostalbkreis (Baden-Württemberg). Burg, Außensiedlung und Siedlungsumfeld eines frühkeltischen Fürstensitzes der späten Hallstatt- und frühen Latènezeit” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2005:
Staff member (supervisor) in an excavation project of the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments Baden-Wuerttemberg, excavations at an Late Hallstatt / Early Latène Period hill for (Project: “Der Ipf bei Bopfingen, Ostalbkreis (Baden-Württemberg). Burg, Außensiedlung und Siedlungsumfeld eines frühkeltischen Fürstensitzes der späten Hallstatt- und frühen Latènezeit” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

2004:
Staff member in a Polish-German cooperation project by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, excavation of two Early Iron Age sites (Starosiedle and Kozów / Witaszkowo (Vettersfelde)).

2001 – 2003:
Freelance archaeologist at Gesellschaft für Archäologische Denkmalpflege (GAD), Preparatory and attendant construction measures (archaeological excavation, documentation, surveying, and conservation) in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Internships

April – July 2001:
Museum of Pre- and Early History Berlin, introduction to practical museum work.

July 2001:
Educational excavation of the Free University Berlin, excavation of a Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age settlement near Seelow, Germany.

Foreign Languages

English (fluent)

Russian (good)

Turkish (moderate)

Danish (moderate)

Arabic (basic)

Latin (Latinum)

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

computer literacy:
Text and graphic editing, database management (MS Office applications, Adobe applications, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, etc.), picture archiving (Fotostation, Adobe Lightroom), OxCal – Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, web-based social media.

honorary post:
Student member of faculty council ‘History and Cultural Studies’ at Freie Universität Berlin (November 2004 – January 2007).

driving license:
BE, C1E, CE, MSL

international diving license:
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, CMAS *

Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage International Summer School 2015: “Protection of cultural heritage and illegal transfer of cultural assets in national and international context”.

Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage International Summer School 2016: “Destruction and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage”.

“Safety and Security in International Humanitarian Operations” course 2016, Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection (AKNZ).

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