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Dr Tanja Romankiewicz
Dr.-Ing. (PhD), Dipl.-Ing. (FH), FSA Scot
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow; Later Prehistory, Building Archaeology
I am an archaeologist interested in buildings, and an architect interested in the people of the past.
My first degrees from Cologne (Germany) are in architecture and architectural conservation. I gained my doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in collaboration with University of Edinburgh, undertaking an architectural analysis of prehistoric roundhouses in Scotland with focus on the stone-built brochs, the "towers" of the Scottish Iron Age. My post-doctoral research now investigates prehistoric timber houses, from Scotland to Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and the European continent.
I have always been interested in interdisciplinary research between architecture and archaeology. During my architectural studies I worked on the presentation of a Roman municipium and garum manufactory in Andalusia, Spain, and studied Roman concrete in comparison with contemporary building techniques in northwest Europe.
Having joined the University of Edinburgh as a Career Development Fellow in 2013, and continued as a Research Assistant until April 2015, I have now embarked on a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship on the Building (Ancient) Lives project, in collaboration with architects, artists, local authorities and community projects.
I have also worked as a commercial buildings archaeologist with Addyman Archaeology, a division of the conservation architects Simpson & Brown, with whom I am still affiliated as a Honorary Consultant.
Honorary Consultant, Simpson & Brown with Addyman Archaeology
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