Prof. Dr Thomas Stöllner

Research Interests

  • Pre-Roman Metal Ages (Hallstatt and La Tène culture in Central Europe)
  • Mining Archaeology (Europe, Eurasia, Near East)
  • Natural Sciences in Archaeology
  • Cult and ritual in prehistoric cultures

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1985 Higher School Certificate at the Gymnasium Nonntal in Salzburg (Austria)
  • 1986 - 1995 Studies at the universities of Salzburg, Marburg, Regensburg and Vienna: Studies of Prehistoric Archaeology, Anthropology, Christian Archaeology and Geology.
  • 1992-1993 Scholar of the Hessian „Graduiertenförderung“ (Postgraduate funding)
  • 1990-1995 Doctorate „Die Hallstatt- und der Beginn der Latènezeit im Inn-Salzach-Raum“ (The Hallstatt age and the begin of the La Tène age in the Inn-Salzach region) at University of Marburg (supervisor: Prof. Dr. O.-H. Frey); Promotion in Prehistoric Archaeology „summa cum laude“ in February 1995.

Professional Career

  • Leading excavation task in Dürrnberg, Mitterberg (Austria), Askaraly (Kazakhstan), Chehrabad, Veshnaveh (Iran), Lahntal-Atzbach und im Siegerland (Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia), Sakdrissi (Georgia)
  • Since 2014
 Head of the research department at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum
  • 2011 Elected for the chair „Prehistory of Mankind“ at the University of Vienna
  • Since 2010
 Member of the advisory committee of the Austrian research centre Dürrnberg and (since 2013) of the Keltenmuseum (Celtic Museum) Hallein (Research of Dürrnberg)
  • Since 2009
 Member of the advisory committee of the centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology in Schleswigg ZBSA
  • 2009 Member of the advisory committee of the Austrian research centre in Dürrnberg
  • 2007 Deputizing the chair of Prehistoric Archaeology at University of Zürich
  • Since 2006
 Chair of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • Since 2004
 Member of the committee for general and comparative archaeology of the DAI (German Archaeological Institute)
  • Since 2004
 Applied as „Ordinary member“ of the German Archaeological Institute; Member of the commission for the archaeology of non-European cultures (KAAK)
  • 2003 Habilitation in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Philipps-University Marburg, department History and Cultural studies. „Studies on prehistoric salt business in Central Europe“
  • 2003-04 Curator and organiser of the international exhibition in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran „Persiens Antike Pracht – Bergbau – Handwerk – Archäologie“ (Persias ancient glory – Mining – Craft - Archaeology) at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum
  • 2000 Visiting Research Fellow at the Flinders-University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Since 2000
 Head of Department of Mining Archaeology at the Deutsches Bergbau Museum Bochum (German Mining Museum)
  • 1998 Organisation of the conference „Dürrnberg und Manching – Siedlungs- und Wirtschaftsarchäologie im ostkeltischen Raum“ (Settlement and economic archaeology in the Eastern Celtic region) (together with C. Dobiat und S. Sievers).
  • 1997
 Research award for scientific work of the federal country of Salzburg 1997
  • 1995-2000
 DFG-project: „Siedlungs- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte des eisenzeitlichen Dürrnberges bei Hallein (Settlement and economic history of the Iron Age in Dürrnberg, Hallein). Post-doc-reseacher at the prehistoric Seminar at University of Marburg; academic teaching since 1996
  • Doctorate in Marburg (Prof. Dr. O.-H. Frey) with the dissertation “Die Hallstatt- und der Beginn der Latènezeit im Inn-Salzach-Raum" (The Hallstatt age and the begin of the La Tène age in the Inn-Salzach region)
  • 1995 Research stay in Budapest, excavation in Wiesbaden
  • Since 1990 
Head of the archaeological mining excavation at the Dürrnberg, Hallein
  • 1984-90 Project in collaboration with the Österreichischen Forschungszentrums Dürrnberg (Austrian research centre in Dürrnberg); Excavations in Hallstatt and on various sites in Europe

Since 1991 Research Projects in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Kasachstan, Georgia and Peru

Research Projects

 


Institute of Archaeological Studies
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
D-44791 Bochum

Office Hours: Wed. 12-14 Uhr & on appointment
Phone: (0234) 32-22546
thomas.stoellner@rub.de o. thomas.stoellner@bergbaumuseum.de

Publications Prof. Dr.Thomas Stöllner