Dr. des. Mag. Ing. Mathias Mehofer

 

Academic Curriculum Vitae

2015

Invitation to the selection procedure for the research director for Archaeometallury, Deutsches Bergbaumuseum Bochum, Germany (succession of Prof. A. Hauptmann)

2015

PhD. in Prehistoric Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Dr.Phil., "magna cum laude") Supervisors: Univ. Prof. Dr. M. Bartelheim, University Tübingen and Univ. Prof. Dr. E. Pernicka, University Heidelberg, PhD.-thesis: "Metallverarbeitung im 4. und 3. Jt. v. Chr. in Westanatolien, Spätchalkolithische und frühbronzezeitliche Metallurgie auf dem Çukuriçi Höyük"

2004

Head of the research area for Archaeometry - Scanning Electron Microscopy, Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS), University Vienna

2004

Master, in Prehistoric Archaeology (Mag., passed with distiction), Supervisor: Gen. Dir. Dr. F. Daim, RGZM Mainz, Germany, Master-thesis: "Archäologische und technologische Untersuchungen zur Eisenverhüttung und Verarbeitung in der awarischen Siedlung von Zillingtal/Burgenland"

2002

ERASMUS-exchange semester, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

2000 - 2001

civilian service

2000 - ongoing

Head of the archaeometallurgical laboratory at the VIAS - Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University Vienna

2000 - ongoing

Employment in numerous research projects as researcher or principle investigator

1997 - 2000

Project team member at the achaeometallurgical laboratory of the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS), University Vienna

1996 - ongoing

Participation in numerous research projects and excavations

1995

Studies of Prehistorc archaeology, Classical archaeology and History, University Vienna

 

Main Research

· Archaeometallurgy of copper, bronze and precious metals, metallurgy of iron

· Beginning of metallurgy, transfer of metallurgical knowledge

· Resources, mining archaeology, environmental history, economy

· Cultural contacts and settlement archaeology

· Experimental archaeology

· Medieval archaeology, Bronze Age archaeology, Iron Age archaeology

 

Awards

2006 - 2007

Research grant from the Federal Ministry of Science for the project: "Interdisciplinary Studies on a tool hoard of Early Middle Ages from Regensburg, Germany"

 

Expert activities/peer reviews

· various national and international research funding institutions

· Journal of Archaeological Science

· Kovove Materialy - Metallic Materials

· Archäologie Österreichs

 

Memberships

2013 - ongoing

Editorial Board of the journal "Archäologie Österreichs"

2013 - ongoing

Board member and cashier of the Austrian Society for Early- and Prehistory (ÖGUF)

2006 - 2013 Vice-Chairman of the Austrian Society for Early- and Prehistory (ÖGUF)

2006 - 2008

Chairmanship of the working group "Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Frühmittelalter"

1998 - 2006

Charimanship of the working group "Experimental Archaeology" of the Austrian Society for Early- and Prehistory (ÖGUF)

Fieldwork/ excavations

2015

Director of the excavation "Der mittelalterliche Burgstall von Neudegg, NÖ"

2000

Director of the excavaion: "Das latènezeitlichen Pingenfeld von Unterpullendorf / Burgenland (Eisenerzabbau)"

1996 - ongoing

Regular participation at numerous excavations

Teaching at the Univerity Vienna and Brno (CZ)

Scince 2000 regular lectures, and practices on

· Natural Science in Archaeology : Archaeometry

· Archaeometallurgy for archaeologists

· Experimental archaeology: Theory und Practice

· Experimental archaeology: Museum Education

 

 (Co-)Organisation of Conferences and Workshops

2015

International Conference: KUPFERZEIT: ZEIT DER INNOVATIONEN, Mistelbach

2012

International Symposion: WESTERN ANATOLIA BEFORE TROY - PROTO-URBANISATION IN THE 4TH MILLENIUM BC, Vienna

2010

Internationale Konferenz: EXPERIMENTELLE ARCHÄOLOGIE: Theory - Practise - Science - Education, 27.-30.10.2010, Vienna

2009

International Conference: ZEITENwandel - Siedlungs- und Sozialstrukturen zwischen Spätantike und Hochmittelalter, 21.-24.10.2009, Mauterndorf/Lungau, Salzburg

2007

International Conference: ZERSTÖRUNGSFREIE ARCHÄOLOGIE. Aktuelle Methoden und Analyseverfahren im Einsatz der archäologischen Forschung, Vienna

2003

1st International Conference of the European Association for the Advancement of Archaeology by Experiment (EXAR), Vienna

 

(Co-)Organisation of exhibitions

2013 - 2014

Planning and scientific advice for the permanent exhibition at the MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya, NÖ (planning of the scientific laboratory)

2013 - 2014

Exhibition "Tempus. Museum für Archäologie", Bad Wimsbach/Neydharting, OÖ" (scientific advice)

1998

Exhibition "Bronzehandwerk alter Meister", Krahuletzmuseum Eggenburg, NÖ (Planning and organisation of the exhibition, together with H. Herdits)