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  • Dr Gabriele Puschnigg
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • g.puschnigg@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Gabriele Puschnigg

Higher Education

  • Magistra philosophiae, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna 1985 - 1994
  • PhD in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London 1995 - 2000

Field Projects

  • Teurnia, Austria (1988), Magdalensberg, Austria (1988), Carnuntum, Austria (1989-90), Halbturn, Austria (1989-91, 1995), Velia (Italy (1989-90), Shulyakar, Kirovskaya Oblast, Russia (1992), Merv, Turkmenistan (1995 continuing),

Research Projects and Fellowships

  • Academy of Sciences in Vienna, creating an archive of early Christian monuments in South Russia and Crimea. 1994 – 1995
  • Hirayama Silk Road Fellowship involving field trips to Russia and Uzbekistan. 1997 – 1998.
  • Sackler Fellow at the Department for the Ancient Near East, The British Museum. 1998 – 1999, 1999 - 2000
  • Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. 2000 - 2001
  • Honorary Research Assistant, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. 2001 – 2002
  • Researcher AHRC Project ‘Merv, Central Asian City’, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. 2002-2005
  • Analysis of Parthian and Sasanian pottery in collaboration with the project ‘Settlement Archaeology in the Province of Sulaimaniya, Iraq’ LMU Munich (Dr. S. Muehl). 2012 - continuing

Teaching

  • ‘Pre-Islamic Empires of Iran’, Course Co-ordinator, 3rd Year Undergraduate Course, Institute of Archaeology UCL: 2002 – 2004 and 2006 – 2007.

Posts held to date

  • Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, UCL: 2002 – 2004 and 2005 – 2007.
  • Iran Heritage Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, UCL: 2002 – 2004 and 2005 – 2007.
  • Assistant Secretary at the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS), London: 2002 – 2004.
  • Assistant Director, Ancient Merv Project, 2001 – continuing.
  • Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, UCL since 2007

Research Interests

  • Central Asian and Iranian archaeology, Achaemenid to early Islam
  • Urban archaeology
  • Pottery research
  • Statistical applications in pottery analysis

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