Core team ERC ADG “The Hyksos Enigma”

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Bietak (Principal Investigator of ‘The Hyksos Enigma’ – an Austrian Egyptologist and Archaeologist working in the Eastern Nile Delta since 1966)
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Schutkowski † (Professor at Bournemouth University (BU) – a German Bioarchaeologist and Supervisor for Physical Anthropology, isotope and DNA studies) successor at BU
  • Prof. Dr. Kate Welham (Professor of Archaeological Sciences)
  • Dr. Silvia Prell (Assistant to PI & PostDoc Researcher, a German Egyptologist working in the Nile Delta since 2002)
  • Dr. Sarah Vilain (PostDoc Researcher, a French Archaeologist with expertise in ceramic production)
  • Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad (PostDoc Researcher, an Australian National investigating culture and religion )
  • Silvia Gómez-Senovilla, MA (Pre-Doctoral Researcher, a Spanish Archaeologist who will research settlements and architecture)
  • Dr. Elisa Priglinger (PostDoc Researcher, an Austrian Archaeologist/Egyptologist who concentrates on migration studies)
  • Nina Maaranen, MA (Pre-Doctoral Researcher, a Finnish National supporting Prof. Schutkowski and the PostDoc)
  • Dr. Christina Stantis (PostDoc Researcher, an American bioarchaeologist using isotope chemistry to investigate diet and mobility)
  • Dr. Arwa Kharobi (PostDoc Researcher, a Syro-Palestinian bioarchaeologist specialising in paleopathology)
  • Mag. phil. Patrick Aprent (an Austrian Architect who supports the whole team with publication work) and Dominik Fill (an Austrian student in Architecture)
  • Rosa Matic (Project Manager with administration and EU expertise from Austria)


  • Dr. Alexander Ahrens (German Archaeological Institute, Damascus)
  • Dr. David Aston (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Bettina Bader (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Hanan Charaf Mullins (Editor, Archaeological Report Series Monographs, ASOR, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer (Department of Historical Studies, University of Goteborg)
  • Dr. Karin Kopetzky (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Maksoud (Ministry of State of Antiquities Egypt)
  • Dr. Ezra Marcus (University of Haifa)
  • Prof. Dr. Paolo Matthiae (Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Dr. Vera Müller (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schneider (Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schultz (Institute for Anatomy, Medical University of Gottingen)
  • PD Dr. Albert Zink (Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, EURAC Research)