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Dr. Corina Knipper

Research Associate


Corina Knipper studied prehistory and early history, geology, paleoanthropology, and media and communication sciences at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen from 1996 to 2002. In 2009, she received her doctorate from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Her research interests lie in the application of isotope analyses of bones and teeth to reconstruct diet and mobility in the past.

Corina Knipper joined CEZA in 2014 as a research associate. The internationally recognized scientist is responsible for the content of the field of bioarchaeology. She has been a member of the extended management of CEZA gGmbH since 2022.

Academic and professional background

Since 2014

Research Associate at CEZA


Research Associate at the Institute of Anthropology of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


PhD studies at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen: „The spatial organization of early Neolithic (Linearbandkeramik) animal husbandry: Archaeological and scientific investigations“


Study abroad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Studies of Pre and Early History, Geology, Palaeontology, as well as Media and Communication Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Master thesis: „Strontium isotope analysis: A scientific method to investigate mobility in pre and early history“


Scholarships for M.A. and PhD studies by the German National Merit Foundation

Main area of research

Applications of isotope analyses (strontium, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon) to investigate human and animal diet and mobility in pre and early history

Memberships and honorary activities

  • Member of the European Association of Archaeologists
  • Editorial advisor for Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt
  • peer-reviews for scientific journals (among others: PNAS, Scientific Reports, PLOS ONE, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Archaeometry, American Journal of Physical Anthropology).