Research Interests

  • Lithic technology

  • Traceology: microscopic use-wear traces on stone and bone tools, specializing in prehistoric assemblages

  • Experimental Archaeology

  • Settlement dynamics and subsistence strategies in the Levantine Palaeolithic

  • Dispersal of Early Modern Humans in the Middle East

  • Evolution of symbolism and art in Palaeolithic Europe

Academic activities

  • 1.01.2019 - present: Head of the Prehistory Working Group, IPNA

  • 2015 - present: Habilitation (University of Basel): Scratching the surface: techno-typological and microwear analysis on lithic material from prehistoric sites.

  • 1.04.2017 - 31.12.2018: Research Associate and Lecturer in Prehistory

  • 1.08.2012 - 31.03.2017: part-time Lecturer in Prehistory; teaching under- and postgraduate courses

  • 29.03.2012 Doctoral thesis (University of Basel): The Early Middle Palaeolithic Blade industry from Hummal, Central Syria.
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Dr. Dorota Wojtczak
Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
Spalenring 145
4055 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 42 23