Barbara Helwing

Barbara Helwing holds a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University and taught for several years at Bilkent University in Turkey before she moved to the German Archaeological Institute as head of the Tehran branch. She is also a private lecturer at the University of Tübingen. Her research interests lie with early societies of western Asia, from the beginning of sedentism to the emergence of early states. She has conducted fieldwork in seven countries, most importantly at Oylum Höyük in Turkey, Arisman and Bolaghi in Iran, and currently at Kamiltepe in Azerbaijan.