Assistant director

Teresa Bürge

CV

Education

  • 11/2011–1/2016: Doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. Title of the thesis: “An Early Iron Age Compound at Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: Tradition, Innovation, and Intercultural Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean around 1100 BCE”; graduated with distinction.
  • 10/2006–10/2011: Diploma studies in Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna. Minor fields of studies: Old Semitic Philology and Oriental Archaeology (BA), Greek Philology, Scandinavian Studies; graduated with distinction.
  • 1992–2005: Primary and secondary schools in Germany (Munich, Saarbrücken) and Italy (Milan).

Professional career

Fellowships and grants

  • 12/2016–11/2017: Post-DocTrack of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 11/2014–04/2015: Marietta Blau fellowship of the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy for a research stay at the Institute of Biblical Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
  • 01/2013–01/2016: DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna & Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), Department for Egypt & Levant of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Excavations

  • since 2011: Assistant field director at the New Swedish Cyprus Expedition in Hala Sultan Tekke and the Swedish Jordan Expedition, Tell Abu al-Kharaz.
  • 2007 –2010: Participation in excavations in Italy, Jordan and Israel.

Teaching

  • 2016: Archaeological Seminar: Mesopotamian Art; Lecture: Near Eastern Archaeology II (both Oriental Institute, University of Vienna).
  • 2015/2016: The Material Culture of the Ancient Near East (Oriental Institute, University of Vienna).
  • 2014/2015: The Material Culture of the Ancient Near East – Excavations at Tell Abu al-Kharaz (together with P.M. Fischer, Oriental Institute, University of Vienna).
  • 2013/2014: The Material Culture of the Ancient Near East – Excavations at Tell Abu al-Kharaz (together with P.M. Fischer, Oriental Institute, University of Vienna).
  • 2007–2011: Teaching assistant at the Institute for Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna.

Language skills
German, Italian (mother tongue); English, Icelandic (fluent); French (good passive skills); Russian, Arabic (basic knowledge); Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Hebrew.

 

Publications 

(peer-reviewed publications are marked by asterisk)

A. Edited volumes

2017

B. Publications in journals

2017

  • *T. Bürge, Ritual Depositions versus Garbage Pits: A Re-evaluation of Pottery Deposits and Offering Pits at the Late Bronze Age City of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus. Egypt and the Levant 27, 2017, in press.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tombs and Offering Pits at the Late Bronze Age Metropolis of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 377, 2017: 161–218.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2016: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke (The Söderberg Expedition). Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 10: 50–93.

2016

2015

  • *P.M. Fischer, T. Bürge and M.A. As-Shalabi, The “Ivory Tomb” at Tell Irbid, Jordan: Intercultural Relations at the End of the Late Bronze and the Beginning of the Iron Age. Bulletin of theAmerican Schools of Oriental Research 374, 2015: 209–232.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2014: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 8, 2015: 27–79.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2014 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz: Preliminary Results from Areas 12 and 13. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 8, 2015: 157–179.

2014

  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2013: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 7, 2014: 61–106.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2013 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz: Preliminary Results from Areas 9, 10 and 11. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 7, 2014: 129–148.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. American Journal of Archaeology 118:4, 2014: 640–642.
  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 4: A Violin Bow Fibula from the 2013 Season of Excavation in Hala Sultan Tekke, in P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2013: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 7, 2014: 95–96.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2014: Seventeenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58, 2014, 675–690.

2013

  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 1: Clay Figurines from the 2010 – 2012 Seasons of Excavation at Hala Sultan Tekke, in P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2012: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 6, 2013: 63–67.
  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 1: Pottery from a Late Bronze Age Insula in Area 9, in P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2011 and 2012 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz: Preliminary Results from the Early Iron Age Occupation in Area 9. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 6, 2013: 326–329.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Cultural Influences of the Sea Peoples in Transjordan: The Early Iron Age at Tell Abū Ḫaraz. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina Vereins 129/2, 2013: 132–170.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2012: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 6, 2013: 45–79.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2011 and 2012 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz: Preliminary Results from the Early Iron Age Occupation in Area 9. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 6, 2013: 307–338.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2012: Fifteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 57, 2013: 285–292.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2013: Sixteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 57, 2013: 293–308.

2012

  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 1: Two Closed Contexts with Cypriote and Mycenaean Pottery, in P.M. Fischer, The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2011: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary Results. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 5, 2012: 105-107.
  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 1: An Early Iron Age Stand or Incense Burner from Tall Abu al-Kharaz, in P.M. Fischer, The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2009 and 2010 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz. Preliminary Results from the Early Iron Age Occupation in Area 9. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome 5, 2012: 182–183.
  • T. Bürge, The Late Bronze Age Pottery from the 2011 Season of Excavation, in P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2011: Fourteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 56, 2012: 472–474.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tell Abu al-Kharaz, in Archaeology of Jordan, 2010 and 2011 Seasons. American Journal of Archaeology 116/4, 2012: 699–701.
  • P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2011: Fourteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 56, 2012: 467–482.

2011

  • T. Bürge, Appendix 1: A Note on an Early Iron Age Stand from the Excavations at Tall Abu al-Kharaz, 2010, in P.M. Fischer and R. Feldbacher, Tall Abu al-Kharaz. The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2010: Thirteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 55, 2011: 385–388.

C. Contributions to monographs:

2017

  • *T. Bürge, A. Leonard Jr. and P.M. Fischer, The Pottery and Small Finds from Kataret es-Samra Tomb 2, in A. Leonard Jr. (ed.), Kataret es-Samra, Jordan: The 1985 Excavations and Survey. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 71. Boston 2017, 19–53.
  • *T. Bürge, A. Leonard Jr. and P.M. Fischer, The Survey and Soundings on the Kataret es-Samra Tell (Field II): The Pottery, in A. Leonard Jr. (ed.), Kataret es-Samra, Jordan: The 1985 Excavations and Survey. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 71. Boston 2017, 57–83, 93–104.

2013

  • *T. Bürge, Appendix 1: The Figurines, in P.M. Fischer, Tell Abu al-Kharaz in the Jordan Valley. Volume III: The Iron Age. Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 34. Vienna 2013: 517–529.
  • *P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge, Regional synchronization, in P.M. Fischer, Tell Abu al-Kharaz in the Jordan Valley. Volume III: The Iron Age. Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 34. Vienna 2013: 501–512.

D. Contributions to conference proceedings:

2017

  • *T. Bürge, Between Tradition and Innovation in the Late Bronze to Early Iron Age Transition in Transjordan: Evidence of Migration at Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley?, in: P.M. Fischer and T. Bürge (eds.), “Sea Peoples” Up-to-Date. New Research on Transformations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th–11th Centuries BCE. Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 35. Vienna, 299–327.

2016

  • *T. Bürge, Recently Discovered Cylinder Seals at Hala Sultan Tekke, in: C. Mühlenbock and G. Bourogiannis (eds.), Ancient Cyprus today: Museum Collections and new Research Approaches to the Archaeology of Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket Book 184. Uppsala 2016: 229–238.
  • T. Bürge and P.M. Fischer, Sea Peoples at Tall Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: New Evidence from the Early Iron Age’. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Berlin, May 5–11, 2013. Amman 2016: 597–615.

E. Reviews

2016

  • Review of: P. Pfälzner and M. Al-Maqdissi (eds.), Qaṭna and the Networks of Bronze Age Globalism. Proceedings of an International Conference in Stuttgart and Tübingen in October 2009. Qaṭna Studien Supplementa 2. Wiesbaden 2015, in: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 106, 2016: 316–319.
  • Review of: J. Strange (ed.), Tall al-Fukhār. Results from Excavations in 1990–93 and 2002. Proceedings of the Danish Institute in Damascus 9. Aarhus 2015, in: Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 132/2, 2016: 180–183.

F. Popular scientific articles

2017

  • T. Bürge and P.M. Fischer, Reiche Funde aus einer spätbronzezeitlichen Metropole: Gräber und Opfergruben in Hala Sultan Tekke. Antike Welt. Zeitschrift für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte 4/2017: 76–83.

2015

  • Tell Abu al-Kharaz: Eine blühende Siedlung am Jordan in der frühen Eisenzeit (ca. 1100 v.Chr.). Antike Welt. Zeitschrift für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte, 6/2015: 76–83.

G. Poster:

21 February 2013: “Intercultural Relations around 1100 BCE in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Well-preserved Compound at Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley” (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Poster session presented by DOC-fellows).

 

Public lectures

(invited lectures are marked by asterisk)

2017
17 November 2017 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Tombs and Offering Pits at the Late Bronze Age Metropolis of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus. Results from the Excavations in 2016 and 2017” (ASOR Meeting 2017, Boston).

16 November 2017: The Late Bronze to Early Iron Age Transition in Transjordan: Eastern Mediterranean Material Influences (ASOR Meeting 2017, Boston).

*30 October 2017: “Araq El Emir: The Archeology of a Tobiad Settlement” (Tobiads Incorporated – An Ancient Multinational Company and Its Impact on Judaism, University of Vienna).

*22 May 2017 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Hala Sultan Tekke / Dromolaxia, Cyprus, 1600–1150 BCE: The Rise and Fall of a Trade Metropolis. Results of the Swedish Excavations 2010–2017” (Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, Nicosia).

*16 March 2017: “Vorislamische Archäologie Jordaniens” (Institute for Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna).

2016
19 October 2016: “Der Übergang von der Spätbronzezeit zur frühen Eisenzeit in Transjordanien” (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna).

28 April 2016 (together with P.M. Fischer & M.A. al-Shalabi) : “Ivories and related objects from the Levant: Tokens of Luxury from Transitional Late Bronze/Early Iron Age” (10th ICAANE, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna).

25 April 2016: “Two Late Bronze Age Offering Pits from Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus” (10th ICAANE, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna).

*21 January 2016 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Technisch-organisatorische Aspekte von Ausgrabungen – am Beispiel schwedischer Grabungen auf Zypern, in Jordanien und Gaza” (Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).

*20 January 2016 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Die spätbronzezeitliche Metropole Hala Sultan Tekke (Zypern) im Spiegel der aktuellen schwedischen Ausgrabungen (2010–2015)” (Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).

2015
26 November 2015: “Potmarks at Hala Sultan Tekke: Continuity or Change from LC IIC to LC IIIA?”(15th Meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology, Università degli Studi di Torino).

*12 June 2015 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Iron Age I at Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: Philistine and Other Influences” (The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages, University of Warsaw).

26 April 2015: “Recently Discovered Cylinder Seals at Hala Sultan Tekke 2010–2014” (Ancient Cyprus today: Museum Collections and new Research Approaches to the Archaeology of Cyprus, Medelhavsmuseet Stockholm).

2014
*15 November 2014: “Tell Abū el-Ḫaraz im Jordantal: Interkulturelle Kontakte während der frühen Eisenzeit (ca. 1100 v. Chr.)“ (Magic in Ancient Palestine, Egypt, and the Near East. Scientific Conference of the German Society for the Exploration of Ancient Palestine including Lectures on Recent Excavation Projects in the Levant, Mainz).

*3 November 2014: “«Sea Peoples Phenomena» in Early Iron Age Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley?” (ESF Exploratory Workshop: The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date. New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 12th Century BCE, Vienna).

2013
10 May 2013 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Sea Peoples at Tall Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: New Evidence from the Early Iron Age” (12th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Berlin).

2012
*19 November 2012: “Excavations 2009-2012 at Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: A Well-Preserved Iron Age I Domestic Compound Integrated into the Defence System (12th-11th centuries BCE)” (Commission for Egypt and the Levant, Austrian Academy of Sciences).

*19 November 2012 (together with P.M. Fischer): “Connections between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Jordan Valley. Evidence from Hala Sultan Tekke and Tell Abu al-Kharaz.” (Commission for Egypt and the Levant, Austrian Academy of Sciences).