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Felix Riede

Professor MSO

Curriculum Vitae


February 2018 - present    Professor with special responsibilities, Department of Archaeology, School of Culture & Society, Aarhus University (Denmark)

February 2015 – January 2018    Head of Department, Department of Archaeology, School of Culture & Society, Aarhus University (Denmark)

April 2012 – January 2018    Associate Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology (Lektor), ISchool of Culture & Society, Aarhus University (Denmark)

April 2009 – March 2012    Assistant Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology (Adjunkt), Institute of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, Aarhus University (Denmark)

Oct. 2007 – April 2009    British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow, AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity, University College London (UK)

Aug. 2007 – April 2009    Associate Lecturer, Open University (UK)

Oct. 2006 – Sept. 2007    Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College & Research Associate, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge (UK)

Oct 2006 – June 2007    Faculty Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Cambridge (UK)



2003 – 2007    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (UK) Ph.D.; thesis title: Reclaiming the Northern Wastes – An Integrated Darwinian Examination of the Earliest Post-Glacial Re-Colonization of Northern Europe
2005 Spring Semester    Department of Ethnology & Prehistoric Archaeology/National Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) Visiting Scholar
2002 – 2003     Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge (UK) M.Phil. with distinction (World Archaeology, emphasis Mesolithic & Palaeolithic Archaeology); dissertation title: Maglemosian Memes. An Evolutionary Archaeological Re-Examination of Mesolithic Barbed Points
1999 – 2002     Van Mildert College, University of Durham (UK) B.A. 1st Class Honours (Archaeology and Anthropology)


Teaching Experience

2009 - present Various courses on Scandinavian early prehistory (BA & MA level), archaeological data analysis, field methods, and archaeological science
2007 – 2009    Associate Lecturer, Open University: A251 World Archaeology (OU Level 2)
2006 – 2007    Faculty Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Anthropology & Archaeology, Cambridge
2007 – 2008     Graduate seminars on archaeological theory (Evolutionary Archaeology and human behavioural ecology), Dept. of Archaeology, Cambridge/Inst. of Archaeology, UCL
2004 – 2008    Small-group teaching of undergraduates for archaeology & anthropology
2005, 2006    Lectures (undergraduate/graduate-level) on evolutionary & Darwinian archaeology and Late-glacial Northern Europe; Dept. of Archaeology, Cambridge

Professional Affiliations

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association                        Founding member, 2008
International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)                       Corresp. member since 2007
Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte (GfU)                                                   Member since 2006
European Archaeologists' Association (EAA)                                       Member since 2002
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (SA Scot)                                      Fellow (FSA Scot) since 2002
Prehistoric Society (PS)                                                                   Member since 2002