Mag. Dr.

Karin Kopetzky

Senior Academy Scientist

RG »Archaeology in Egypt and Sudan«,  RG »Mediterranean Economies«


Telephone: +43 1 51581-6109

Location: Hollandstraße 11–13, 5th floor | 1020 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Studies of Egyptology and Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna (2005 Ph.D.) at Vienna.
Since 1988 staff member of the Austrian excavations at Tell el-Dabca/Egypt. 1993–1995 research partner in East-West project of the Austrian ministry of Sciences. 1999–2011 researcher in the SCIEM 2000 project. From 2002 onwards co-operations with excavations in the Near East (Qatna, Ebla, Sidon, Tell Arqa, Tell Fadous-Kfarabida, Ashkelon). 2011‒2014 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to Harvard University/USA. Since 2005 employee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).

Detailed biography

    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Egyptian and Near Eastern archaeology, focus on settlement archaeology
    • Cult of the dead and burial customs
    • Relations between Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium BC (historical, economic,..)
    • Relative chronology in the eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium B.C. Chr.
    • Ceramics research
    • Petrography
    • Intersections of different cultures, knowledge transfer and communication networks
    • Processing of old finds in various collections



    Journal Publication (16)

    Book/Monograph (1)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (4)

    Contribution in Collection (9)

    Editorship (2)

    Book or Essay review (1)

    Other Publication (1)