The idea for ArchaeoTrail was developed by Dr Stephanie Döpper in 2020. The technical background is the MathCityMap created by Prof. Dr Matthias Ludwig and his team. A board of experts ensures compliance with scientific standards when creating the trails.
Dr. Stephanie Döpper
Stephanie Döpper is archaeologist at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, specialised on the Arabian Peninsula.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ludwig
Matthias Ludwig studied mathematics and physics in Würzburg and did research at the PH Weingarten from 2002 to 2011 before accepting a position at the Goethe University in 2011.
Luise Loges is a science journalist specialising in archaeological topics. She lives and works in Bremen, Germany.
Board of experts
Dr. Michaela Ecker
Michaela Ecker is archaeologist at Kiel University, Germany, interested in how environmental change influenced human evolution.
Serap Ermis is an archaeologist at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and is interested in the reconstruction of the revelation environment of the Qur’an, Late Antiquity and Arabian Peninsula.
Dr. Moein Eslami
Moein Eslami is archaeologists at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, interested in manufacturing process and knowledge exchange traces in archaeological sites.
Dr. Alexa Höhn
Alexa Höhn is archaeobotanist at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, interested in the interaction of food-producing societies with their environment in Africa.
Verena Niebel is archaeologist at Mainz University. Her research interests include apotropaic functions, textile production and standardisation processes in antiquity.
Dr. Matthias Recke
Matthias Recke is archaeologist and Curator of the Antiquities Collection at Frankfurt University, Germany, specialised onAncient Greece, Asia Minor and especially in Ancient Cyprus.
Dr. Florian Schimpf
Florian Schimpf is archaeologist at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and the University of Cyprus, specialised on Cypriot archaeology and on Iron Age Asia Minor.
Dr. Aaron Schmitt
Aaron Schmitt is an archaeologist at Freiburg University, Germany, interested in the Bronze and Iron Age periods of the Ancient Near East.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Wicke
Dirk Wicke is teaching Near Eastern Archaeology at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He specializes in the material culture of the Late Bronze and Iron Age of the wider Mesopotamian region with a focus on small arts and conducts fieldwork in Northern Iraq.