Institute of Archaeology


Gabriele Puschnigg - Honorary Research Associate

Gabriele Puschnigg

Gabriele Puschnigg completed her PhD at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in 2000. Before joining the Institute she was involved in a number of research projects, including at the Academy of Sciences in Vienna, where she created an archive of early Christian monuments in South Russia and Crimea; research field trips to Russia and Uzbekistan through the Hirayama Silk Road Fellowship; and at the British Museum where she was the Sackler Fellow in the Department for the Ancient Near East.

Since 2001, Gabriele has worked in collaboration with IoA staff on the Ancient Merv project. She is responsible for overseeing the work on the classical period ceramics and is working on material from a collaboration with the University of Bologna on the wider Murghab Delta landscape. She has also worked on a two volume AHRC-funded publication on the ceramics of the Merv Oasis, with the support of UCL Qatar.

Research Interests

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

Gabriele is currently working on the Sasanian ceramics from the Shahrizor Survey Project in collaboration with Simone Muehl from the LMU (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich).