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Dr. Jana Eger

Research assistent

Jana Eger studied archaeology of Western Asia between 2006 and 2013 with a focus on the application of archaeozoological and bioarchaeological methods. In 2020, she completed her doctorate at the Freie Universität Berlin as part of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. During her academic career, she participated in field projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan and Germany.

Jana Eger has been a research assistant at CEZA since 2024.

Academic and professional background

Since 03/2024

Research assistant at CEZA

2023-2024

Postdoc at the Institute for Prehistory and Early History at Kiel University and at the Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin

2022-2023

Postdoc at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin

2021-2022

Postdoc at the German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Department

2014-2020

PhD at the Free University of Berlin: “Human-animal relations in Monjukli Depe. An analysis of social coexistence in a Neolithic-Eneolithic settlement in Turkmenistan” Doctoral candidate at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies

2015-2018

Elsa Neumann scholarships for doctoral students

2012

PROMOS-Stipendiatin, Graduate Course: Zooarchaeological Interpretation, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2008-2009

ERASMUS exchange programme at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy

2006-2013

Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programme in Southwest Asian Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin

Work and research focus

Isotope analyses and archaeo(zoo)logical analyses to investigate ways of life, in particular subsistence practices, eating habits and mobility patterns of humans and animals and how these shaped past societies.