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Dr. Dörte Rokitta-Krumnow - Public Relations Person of ex oriente

Research Assistant (Shir Project, Syria)

Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, FU-Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin, Germany

E-mail: d.rokitta-krumnow[at]


Curriculum vitae

Born in 1976


Student of Near Eastern Archaeology and Jewish Studies. MA-thesis on the Cayönü Tools.


Participation in excavations in Indonesia (Freie Universität Berlin: Prof. Dr. D. Bonatz) and Syria (Shir - Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abt. Damaskus: PD Dr. K. Bartl).

since 2006

Employed as research assistant at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI, Orientabteilung) for the Shir-Projekt.


Research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI, Orient-Department) for the Shir-Project


Dr. phil. in Near Eastern Archaeology (doctoral thesis, Berlin, Free University)

since 2011

research assistant at the Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC),
Free University of Berlin



Research foci/ Dissertation project

Social Archaeology, Emergence of Social Inequality

Neolithic Chipped Stone Industries at the Transition from the Late Pre-Pottery/ Pottery Neolithic. A Study of the Inventories of Shir/ West-Central Syria and Baalbek/ Libanon 


Publications / Thesis

  • 2011 (in press) The lithic artifacts from the Late Neolithic settlement of Shir/Western Syria, Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie (ZOrA) 4.
    2010 Lithikfunde des 7. Jahrtausends v. Chr. in der nördlichen Levante. Die Entwicklung der Steingeräteindustrie der spätneolithischen Siedlung Shir/Syrien. Berlin, Free University.
  • 2008 The Baalbek Chipped Stone Industry as Seen from the Deep Trench (Campaigns 2004 and 2005). Preliminary Observations, in: M. van Ess (ed.), Baalbek/Heliopolis. Results fo Archaeological and Architectural Research 2002-2005, BAAL Hors-Série IV, 121-125.
  • 2008 Lithik, in: K. Bartl, A. Haidar, Š?r - Ein neolithischer Fundplatz am mittleren Orontes. Vorläufiger Bericht über die Ergebnisse der Testkampagne Herbst 2005 und Grabungskampagne Frühjahr 2006, ZOrA 1, 82-84.
  • Rokitta D., A lithic site southeast of Tell Fadous-Kfarabida: Preliminary observations. Baal 9 (2005) 100-101.
  • Rokitta D., Obsidiangeräte im Vorderasiatischen Neolithikum. Die Cayönü Tools (2005). Berlin, Free University: Unpublished MA-Thesis.



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