Ursula Brosseder

Visiting Research Scholar 2018-19

Ursula Brosseder received her PhD in 2001 from the Freie Universität in Berlin on the Early Iron Age in Europe. After a research stay with a fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Novosibirsk, Siberia, she shifted her research focus on Eurasian Archaeology and the Archaeology of Mongolia in particular where she has been conducting fieldwork since 2005. She is a specialist on Xiongnu Archaeology and their contacts and connectivity across the Eurasian steppes during the late Iron Age ("Silk Roads"). Her work has been supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where she was a member in the School for Historical Studies in 2013/2014.

During her stay at ISAW Ursula works on her most recent research in Central Mongolia. Building on the bioarchaeological investigation of a ritual landscape in the Upper Orkhon Valley funded by the German Science Foundation she will highlight the social and ritual dynamics in the Bronze and Early Iron Age.