Katharina is a prehistoric archaeologist working at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her main research interests include the archaeology of the human body, gender, identity and personhood as expressed through funerary practices and art. She specialises in the Bronze and Iron Ages of Europe. As a mother of two young boys, she gathered some practical experience in addition to her theoretical interest in motherhood.
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Monthly Archives: January 2015
In Part I of ‘Sleep is overrated’ I emphasised that sleeping, despite being a biologically based and mundane activity, can also be understood as cultural practice. Sleep can thus be also investigated archaeologically and today, I would like to take … Continue reading
Yes, I promised part two of “Sleep is overrated” and I hope to get to it later today, but first, I have to share this video of an Orangutan giving birth in captivity. It is fantastic to watch how she … Continue reading