Bärbel Morstadt

Bärbel is a classical archaeologist specialised in Phoenician studies at the University of Bochum. She received her PhD 2007 in Classical Archaeology at the University of Erlangen. She also holds a MA-degree of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Art History from the University of Würzburg,

Her research focus lies on the cultural contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean in the 1st millennium BC, including questions of resources, migration movements, and religious practices. She is also interested in research history as well as the appropriation and instrumentalization of history.

Sebastian Hageneuer

Sebastian is an archaeologist specialised in Digital and Computational Archaeology. He studied Archaeology of West Asia at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he is also received his PhD. Since 2016, he works as an assistant at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Cologne.

He has focused his work and research on archaeological reconstructions and 3D documentation. In his PhD he is researching reconstruction drawings of the 19th and early 20th centuries and how they formed the present image of ancient West Asia. He is also interested in Digital Teaching and Archaeogaming.

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Aris Politopoulos

Aris Politopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Archaeology and Cultural Politics at the Faculty of Archaeology. His research focuses on archaeology and video games, the archaeology of play, ancient board games, the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, and radical archaeology.

Aris has conducted extensive research on the archaeology of play, both through the study of ancient play (e.g. ancient board games), as well as through the study of contemporary video games that deal with the past.

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Aydin Abar

Aydin studied Archaeology of West Asia, Prehistoric Archaeology and Iranian Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and finished his Dr. phil. at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He currently is lecturer at the Institute of Archaeological Studies in Bochum and has recently developed a keen interest in macro- and microscopic analysis of macro-lithic artefacts, as well as the relations between modes of production and labour organization in Late Bronze Age communities from the Alps to the Iranian Highlands.