Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr.

Martin Steskal

Head Dpt. of Historical Archaeology

Group Leader

RG »Historical Archaeology in the Mediterranean«


Telephone: +43 1 51581-4130

Location: Dominikanerbastei 16, 1010 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Degrees in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Vienna. Since 1999, annual participation at the excavations in Ephesos. Since 2001, scientific employee at the OeAI Vienna and responsible for several externally funded projects. 2012 habilitation at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna (venia docendi for Classical Archaeology). Since 2015, assistant director of the excavations in Ephesos. Since September 2023 Head Dpt. of Historical Archaeology. Since 2024 director of the excavations in Ephesos.


Research Projects

Research interests

  • Death in antiquity
  • Migration and origin
  • Subsistence strategies
  • Settlement archaeology and urbanism
  • Greek and Roman bathing culture
  • Ancient governmental and administrative buildings
  • The Roman East
  • Hellenistic-Roman Croatia



Journal Publication (25)

Book/Monograph (5)

Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (18)

Contribution in Collection (15)

Editorship (1)

Book or Essay review (5)