Corina Knipper

Corina Knipper, Phd.

Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry, Mannheim

Dr. Knipper’s research focuses on human and animal diet and mobility in the past, using stable isotope analyses of bones and teeth. After graduating from the University of Tübingen and working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Mainz, Corina joined the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) in Mannheim, Germany in 2014. Recently she has collaborated in publications that include “Kinship-based social inequality in Bronze Age Europe”, Science 2019-11-08, DOI: 10.1126/science.aax6219, “Burying power: New insights into incipient leadership in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic from an outstanding burial at Ba?ja, southern Jordan”, Plos One, 2019-08-28, DOI: 10.1371 and “Female exogamy and gene pool diversification at the transition from the Final Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age in central Europe”, PNAS 2017-09-19, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1706355114



Sandra Pagacs, M.A.

Research assistant

Sandra studied Archaeometry, Prehistoric Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Eberhard Karls University at Tübingen, Germany. After graduating in 2015, she worked at archaeological excavations and contributed to data processing and database work. Since February 2016, Sandra is a research assistant at the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) in Mannheim, Germany. Her responsibilities include sample preparation for strontium, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of teeth and bones, project-related literature research and isotope database work.