Jana Kunze

Function: Scientific-Research Coordinator CT Laboratory

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment
Institute for Archaeological Sciences
Department of Palaeoanthropology
Rümelinstr. 23
72070 Tübingen

 Room 707, Hauptgebäude, DG

Consulting hours: by arrangement


After finishing her bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and History at the University of Bonn, Jana Kunze decided to shift her focus toward Archaeological Sciences. Specializing in Paleoanthropology, she completed her M.Sc. in the Institute of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen in 2019. During the master’s program, she developed an interest in the analysis of hand bones, which resulted in a Master Thesis on the ontogeny of entheseal patterns in human hand bones. Jana Kunze continued this research in her PhD project, analyzing functional adaptations in the hominin hand skeleton and its muscle attachment sites. The project aimed to reconstruct habitual hand use in hominins and non-human primates by analyzing entheseal patterns and investigating the relationships between entheseal patterns and bone morphology.


Academic Trajectory

2022 - Present
Scientific-technical coordinator CT Laboratory
2020 - 2023
Ph.D. candidate in Paleoanthropology

Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment, University of Tübingen.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, PD Dr. Fotios Alexandros Karakostis

2017 - 2019
M.Sc. Archaeological Sciences

Specialization in Paleoanthropology, University of Tübingen, Germany

2013 -2017
B.A. Archaeology and History

University of Bonn, Germany