Jost Auler

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Jost Auler (born April 23, 1958 in Düsseldorf ) is a German prehistorian , historian , journalist and publisher .

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After completing school in Dormagen and compulsory military service, Jost Auler completed an apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade. He then studied Prehistory and Early History , Middle and New History and Anglo-American History at the University of Cologne ; he completed his studies in spring 1991 with a master's degree . He took part in numerous archaeological excavations at home and abroad, some of which he directed himself.

After completing his studies, he worked in 1991/92 as an editor at the Münster office of the Mainz Academy of Sciences for the project prehistoric bronze finds and then in 1993/94 as a research assistant for the Lower Monument Authority of the state capital Düsseldorf. Afterwards he led various excavations in Saxony-Anhalt, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and for the East Frisian landscape in the district of Leer. He now works as a freelancer and as a freelance journalist and as a museum educator at the Clemens-Sels Museum in Neuss operates. Auler also designs exhibitions and leads archaeological workshops.

In 2004 he founded the archaeotopos book publisher.

In his writings he often works at the intersection of archeology and history; one of the main focuses of his research is local and regional history.

Auler's interests are pre-Christian epochs and archaeological research into places of execution in Europe. Between 2008 and 2012 he published three monographs on the subject of execution site archeology.

Auler lives in Dormagen- Stürzelberg in the Rhineland and has two daughters.


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