Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Ag. Archäozoologie
Office: Room 409, 1. O.G.
Dr. Starkovich studies the prehistoric use of animals by humans in Europe and southwest Asia. Her primary focus is applying models from human behavioral ecology to understand changes in subsistence across the course of the Paleolithic at sites in the Mediterranean region (particularly Greece) and in Germany. She works on multiple assemblages from the Epipaleolithic or Neolithic in southwest Asia, investigating early domestication and dietary practices on the cusp of domestication. Dr. Starkovich has ongoing work on a sacrificial altar to the god Zeus in southern Greece. She has worked extensively on burned bone, including taphonomic issues and applying radiocarbon dating to calcined bones. She coordinates teaching zooarchaeology at Tübingen and teaches multiple undergraduate and graduate-level classes in the department.