Three visiting scholars from Southeast Europe


Andreea Țerna, Mariana Vasilache-Curoșu and Stanislav Țerna (pictured from left) have joined the Graduate School as guest scientists for a three-month stay in Kiel.


3 guest scholars. Photo: Menke

Their research focusses on different aspects of the Cucuteni-Tripolye culture. Mariana, Andreea and Stanislav are members of the joint research team of Kiel University and the Romano-Germanic Commission Frankfurt/ Main (RGK) at the mega-site of Stolniceni (Republic of Moldova).

Mariana Vasilache-Curoșu is a researcher at the National Museum of History of Moldova in Chișinău and a PhD student at the State University of Moldova. She deals with the Middle Copper Age settlements from the Prut-Dniester interfluve (Cucuteni A – Tripolye B1 stage). Mariana is currently conducting research on Copper Age earthworks of the Cucuteni-Tripolye culture.

Andreea Țerna is a researcher at the Botoșani County Museum (Romania). She obtained her PhD degree in archaeology at the University of Iași (Romania) investigating bone and antler implements from Early Copper Age sites of the Precucuteni – Tripolye A stage. Andreea studies the hard osseous artifacts from the excavations at Stolniceni. She carries out field investigations at Copper Age settlements in North-Eastern Romania.

Stanislav Țerna is a researcher at the University ”High Anthropological School” (Chișinău, Republic of Moldova) and a PhD student at the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russian Federation). He deals with the anthropomorphic figurines of the Cucuteni-Tripolye culture and conducts field investigations at Neolithic and Copper Age sites in the Republic of Moldova. He is a project partner of Kiel University and the RGK for the excavations of the mega-site at Stolniceni.

Mariana, Andreea and Stanislav will be working in Kiel until the end of March in the GS building, Leibnizstraße 3, Room 225.

Text and photo: Jirka Niklas Menke