Henrike Backhaus

Henrike_BackhausMail: henrikebackhaus(at)gmail.com

Phone: +49 (0)228-73-7205

Office: Lennéstr. 1, Raum 3.002, 53113 Bonn

Post address: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Graduiertenkolleg 1878, Lennéstr. 1, D-53113 Bonn

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

since 2015 PhD-student at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, University of Cologne, Germany
“Working Title: Economic Structures and Processes in Early Bronze Age City-States. A Household-Centered Perspective” in the DFG Research Training Group 1878 “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies”
2014 Master of Science: Landscape Archaeology, HTW – University of applied sciences, Berlin, Germany
Thesis: The Controlled Surface Collection at Surezha, Iraq
2012 Bachelor of Arts: Near Eastern Archaeology, Heidelberg University, Germany
Thesis: Der Terrakotta-Sarg im Bronzezeitlichen Mesopotamien

Stipends and Awards

since 2015 Member of a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne

Member of German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group 1878: Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies

 2014 awarded top of the year in Landscape Archaeology at HTW – university of applied sciences, Berlin, Germany
 2013 – 2014 Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium)

Professional Experience

2014 – 2015 Project Staff: Uruk-Project; German Archaeological Institute, Orient-Department, Berlin
2014 Field Supervisor: excavation project Surezha, Erbil, Iraq; Oriental Institute of Chicago
2013 Field Work Assistant: Geophysical Survey at Müden, Lower Saxony; HTW Berlin and Arcontor GmbH (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Project Staff: Survey of the High Mound of Surezha, Erbil, Kurdistan/Iraq; Oriental Institute of Chicago

2012 Field Work Assistant: Geophysical Survey in Sirkeli Höyük, Cilicia/Turkey; University Bern, Switzerland / University Çanakkale, Turkey

Technical Assistant (project-oriented): Geophysical Surveys, Southern Germany; Posselt & Zickgraf Prospektionen, GbR

2011 Field Supervisor Assistant: excavation project Dra’ Abu el-Naga Luxor / Thebes, Egypt; German Archaeological Institute, Department Cairo
2010 – 2011 Student Assistant: Institute for Pre- and Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Heidelberg University, Germany
2010 Field Supervisor Assistant: Area C (Neo-Assyrian palace); Tell Halaf Excavation Project

Field Excavator: excavation project “Gumpenloch” – Roman vicus; Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz

2009 Field Work Assistant: archaeological survey in the province of Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan/Iraq; Sulaimaniya Survey Project, Iraq
2008 – 2009 Field Excavator: Ramat Rahel Archaeological Project

Teaching Experience

2014 – 2015 Tutor: Excavation Technology (Grabungstechnik) and Landscape Archaeology, HTW – University of applied sciences, Berlin, Germany
2012 Teaching Assistant: “Field Course Earth Surface Processes: Quantitative Methods – Surveying and Mapping in Lumbrein”, University Bern, Switzerland

Talks and Lectures

07/2014 Workshop “Periphere Wirtschaftszonen in Siedlungen”, Research Training Group 1878: Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies, Universities of Cologne and Bonn; Talk: Defining a Site’s “Periphery” by Means of Controlled Surface Collection

Research Interests

  • Frühbronzezeitliches (Nord-)Mesopotamien
  • Geo- und Feldarchäologie
  • Landschaftsarchäologie
  • Vermessungskunde
  • Wirtschafts- und Sozialarchäologie

Publications

  • Stein, G.J. – Alizadeh, A. – Ahmadzadeh, L. – Alden, J. – Backhaus, Henrike – Coutouraud, B. – Fahimi, H. – Harris, S. – Lieber, K. – Omidfar, M. – Price, M.: Preliminary Report on the First Season of Excavations at the Chalcolithic site of Surezha in the Erbil Governate Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 2013, in: Iranian Archaeology, Vol. 4, Winter 2013

Dissertation project

Economic Structures and Processes in Early Bronze Age City-States. A Household-Centered Perspective.

supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, Prof. Dr. Jan-Waalke Mayer, Prof. Dr. Susan Pollock