Prof. Dr. Peter Pfälzner


Institute for Ancient Near Easter Studies (IANES)

Department of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology

Castle Hohentübingen

Burgsteige 11

72070 Tübingen

Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-76771

Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5056

Email: peter.pfaelznerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


A03: Stones from the South Resource Complexes in Southeastern Iran in the Context of Regional and Interregional Networks

A04: The Development of Palace ResourceCultures in Syria

B07: A Hunt for Raw Materials? Dynamics of Settlement Development in the Northern Periphery of Mesopotamia


Academic Education

1986 Magister Artium (M.A.), University of Berlin (FU) (H. Kühne)
1979 – 1986 Studies in Altorientalistik, Classical Archaeology and Prehistory and Early History, Universities of Tübingen and Berlin (FU)

Academic Degrees

1995 Second Doctorate (Habilitation): Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Halle-Wittenberg (W. Orthmann)
1991 Doctorate: Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Berlin (FU) (H. Kühne)


Research Experience

since 1996

Professor (C3) of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Tübingen
1995 – 1996 GRF Heisenberg Scholarship
1995 – 1996 Associate Professor, University of Halle-Wittenberg
1994 – 1995 Research Fellow, Excavation Project: "Tall Chuēra", University of Halle-Wittenberg
1993 – 1994 Associate Lecturer, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
1992 – 1994 GRF Habilitation Scholarship
1991 – 1992 Research Fellow, Project: "Tall Schech Hamad", Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Berlin (FU)
1986 – 1990 Academic Assistant, Damasus Department, German Archaeological Institute


Further Information


  • since 2011 Co-Editor, "Qatna Studien"
  • since 2008 Editor, "Studien zur Urbanisierung Nordmesopotamiens"
  • since 2000 Co-Editor, "Excavating Qatna"


Academic Service

  • since 2009 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, "Studia Chaburensia"
  • since 2004 Peer Reviewer, "Istanbuler Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts"
  • since 2000 Scientific Reviewer, GRF, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation
  • since 1996 Corresponding Member, German Archaeological Institute