Dr. Berit Valentin Eriksen
Archaeologist, head of research
|Born 1960 in Horsens, Denmark|
|1984||MA in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Aarhus|
|1984 - 1985||Doctoral studies at the Institut für Urgeschichte, University of Tübingen (scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service/ DAAD)|
|1986 - 1989||Doctoral studies at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Aarhus (scholarship awarded by Aarhus University Research Foundation)|
|1989||Ph.D. degree in Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Aarhus based on the thesis: "Change and Continuity in a Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Society"|
|2010||Habilitation at the University of Tübingen: "Transitions and Transformations. From late Pleistocene reindeer hunters to Bronze Age flint knappers". Venia legendi in Prehistory (Ur- und Frühgeschichte)|
|1990 - 1992||Post doctoral Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the Institut für Urgeschichte, University of Tübingen (Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation)|
|1992 - 1995||Assistant research professor at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Aarhus (Danish Research Council for the Humanities)|
|1996||Post doctoral research fellow at Museet for Thy og Vester Han herred
Research travels in Germany (Christian og Ottilia Brorsons Rejselegat for yngre videnskabsmænd og -kvinder; Ingeniør Svend G. Fiedler og hustrus legat til fremme af botanisk og arkæologisk forskning; Julie von Müllens Fond)
|1997||Managing editor of "Nordic Archaeological Abstracts"|
|1997 - 2002||Substitute associate professor in Palaeolithic and
Mesolithic archaeology at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology,
University of Aarhus
Post doctoral research fellow at Ferskvandsmuseet (University of Aarhus Research Foundation; Danish Lake District Eco-museum), and at Museet for Thy og Vester Han herred (Dronning Margrethe II's arkæologiske fond; Beckett-Fonden; Elisabeth Munksgaards Fond)
|2002 - 2004||Project officer at Moesgaard Museum (Motorvejsprojektet)|
|2004 - 2007||Senior research fellow at Moesgaard Museum (Danish Research Council for the Humanities)|
|2007 - 2008||Fixed-term lecturer in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Aarhus|
|2009 -||Senior research fellow and head of research at the "Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie" (ZBSA) within the "Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf".|
Various other activities:
|Since 1985 regular participation
in, as well as organization, chairing and presentation of papers at
various international conferences and meetings. In addition guest lecturer
at the universities of Aarhus, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Ferrara, Southampton,
Tomar and Tübingen. Since 1986 various teaching assignments (lectures,
seminars, etc.) at the universities of Aarhus and Tübingen.
External examiner at the University of Oslo.
Ad hoc peer review of research applications for Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Ad hoc peer review of manuscripts for example for The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Current Anthropology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of World Prehistory, KUML, and Norwegian Archaeological Review.
Founding member and current president of UISPP (Union Internationale des Sciences Prehistoriques et Protohistoriques) Commission XXXII: "Paléolithique final de la Grande Plaine européenne / Final Palaeolithic of the Great European Plain". National Danish member of the UISPP Permanent Council. Founding member and secretary (1992-2003) of the INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) working group on "Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition"; 1999-2003 also secretary of the INQUA Commission on "Human Evolution and Paleoecology".