Veit striker

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Veit Stürmer (born April 1, 1957 in Berlin ; † October 15, 2013 in Greece ) was a German classical archaeologist .

Veit Stürmer grew up in Riehen and graduated from the Hebel-Gymnasium in Lörrach in 1976 . Since the winter semester 1976/77 he has been studying classical archeology, Egyptology and musicology at the University of Heidelberg . For his dissertation on "Minoan ceramics" with Jörg Schäfer , he traveled to Crete on a DAAD scholarship to record materials. There he worked on the palace excavation of Malia . In 1983 he received his doctorate with the thesis “MM III. Studies on the style change in Minoan ceramics ”. 1983 to 1985 followed the participation in the field research in Amnissos on Crete and 1984/85 the travel grant of the German Archaeological Institute . In 1985/86 Stürmer was a research assistant in the editorial team of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, from which he received a research grant from 1987 to 1989 for a publication project on Amnisos and Malia. Since 1990 Stürmer has been a research assistant at the Winckelmann Institute of the Humboldt University in Berlin with a special teaching assignment for the subject of the “Aegean Bronze Age”. Since 1995 he has been the curator of the archaeological collections of the Winckelmann Institute with a license to teach in Minoan - Mycenaean archeology. In 1998 he accepted a teaching position at the University of Leipzig . Since 2001 he has been visiting professor at the University of Havana .

Stürmer's main research interests were the Aegean Bronze Age , in particular the genesis and function of Minoan architecture, the relationships between Egypt, the Middle East and the Aegean Sea, the palace of Malia and the ceramics of the old palace period, the Daedalic Crete, the reception of the Minoan culture in the early 20th century , especially the work of father and son Emile Gilliéron . He also dealt with the history of Berlin archeology, the Winckelmann Institute and the institute's collections. He was particularly active in restoring the archaeological collections of the Humboldt University and restoring and setting up the plaster cast collection of the University of Havana ( Museo Dihigo de Arqueología Clásica ). In Cuba he was involved in the publication of the collections of the Conde de Lagunillas in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana . He was also a collaborator in the excavation of Porolissum in Romania and was involved in the Association for Underwater Archeology Berlin-Brandenburg , of which he was president.

Fonts (selection)

  • MM III. Studies on the change of style in Minoan ceramics. von Zabern, Mainz 1992 ( Archaeologica Heidelbergensia , Vol. 1), ISBN 3-8053-1343-8 .
  • Gilliéron's Minoan-Mycenaean world. (Exhibition catalog), Berlin 1994.
  • with Detlef Rößler (Ed.): Modus in rebus. Commemorative letter for Wolfgang Schindler. Gebr. Mann, Berlin 1995 ISBN 3-7861-1331-9 .
  • with Henning Wrede : A museum on hold. The cast collection of ancient sculptures. Arenhövel, Berlin 1998 (Winckelmann Institute of the Humboldt University of Berlin, 3), ISBN 3-922912-46-X .

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