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

Room 1.1.1a

+49 (0)234 32-28162


Marie Usadel M.A.

Research Interests

  • Prehistory of Sardinia
  • Raw materials and techniques of ceramic production

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 07/2020 research assistant at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Ruhr University
  • since 05/2020 supported by the Ruhr University Research School with the International Realization Budget
  • since 02/2020 Ph.D. student in Pre-and Protohistory at the Ruhr-University; working title „Appropriation and use of raw materials in southern Sardinia. Landscape-archaeological approaches to nuragic ceramic production“
  • 2019 Organization of the itinerant workshop „Constructing and Deconstructing Past and Present Identities between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian Seas”, funded by the DAAD in the framework of the program ‘Hochschuldialog Südeuropa’ (in collaboration with the University of Ferrara) under the direction of Dr. Maja Gori
  • 2019 M.A. in Pre- and Protohistory and Economic and Raw Material Archaeology at the Ruhr University; master’s thesis „Mineralische Werkstoffe der Canai-Ebene, Sant’Antioco (Sardinien)“
  • 2018-2019 Research assistant in the fieldproject „Making Landscapes“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Constance von Rüden
  • 2013-2018 (Jul.-Oct.) Excavations with the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments Baden-Württemberg in the Ach and Lone valley (Swabian Alb)
  • 2015 B.A. in Archaeological Sciences at the Ruhr University; bachelor’s thesis "Zusammensetzung der grünen Pigmente aus den Königsgräbern von Ur, Mesopotamien"


  • since 2020 Raw material survey in the Canai-plain of Sant’Antioco, a cooperation with Dr. Nadja Melko and Dr. Frank Gfeller (Archaeolytics GmbH)
  • since 2018 participation in the fieldproject Making Landscapes on Sant’Antioco (Sardinia) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Constance von Rüden