My research combines Modernist art history and theory to evaluate the effects of prehistory on 20th Century ideas about animals and utopia, and to mourn the Sixth Mass Extinction as an unnatural cataclysm.
Past President ICOMOS-UK
Visiting Professor Historic Building Conservation
FSA, FRGS, MIfA, CGeog, BA
UNESCO Specialist in the science of in situ preservation of archaeological remains
I am an anthropologist, specialized in archaeological sciences and ancient technology, with a doctorate dissertation on physical and chemical analyses carried out on prehistoric pottery from Sicily.
My name is Ronja Lau, I studied prehistoric archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin and since my Bachelor degree I'm dealing with textile archaeology and experiments concerning textile research.
Since the early '90s of the last century I've been a re-enactor of both the Viking period, and of WW2. In my Viking persona I show kids and their parents what kit a warrior would have, such as a mail shirt, helmet, shield and sword and what the cost of such equipement would be.
MSc in Experimental Archaeology, University College Dublin, 2018
Career database administrator and developer
Interested in: fire simulation, textiles, meadmaking, digital archaeology
I am a research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute. Currently I am writing my PhD on “Ancient Near Eastern Amulets“ at Freie Universität Berlin (DE). Since several years I am giving workshops on gruitbeer and mead production at Museumsdorf Düppel.