Research Staff

The Göbekli Tepe Archaeological Project of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI – external link) is part of the interdisciplinary long-term project “The Prehistoric Societies of Upper Mesopotamia and their Subsistence” [external link] funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG – external Link). Excavations are conducted by the Orient and Istanbul Departments of the DAI in close cooperation with the Şanlıurfa Haleplibahçe Museum [external link] and with permission and support by the General Directorate of Cultural Assets and Museums of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism [external link].

Head of DFG Project (Archaeology): Prof. Dr. Ricardo Eichmann (DAI, Orient Department)
Heritage Issues Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson (DAI, Istanbul)

Project Coordinator: Dr. Lee Clare (DAI, Orient Department)
Research Staff: Oliver Dietrich M.A., Jens Notroff M.A., Dr. Laura Dietrich, Jonas Schlindwein M.A.

Site Director: Şanlıurfa Haleplibahçe Museum

Head of Project & Site Director (1995-2014): Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmidt (DAI, Orient Department)

Turkish authorities established a ‘Scientific Advisory Board’ to facilitate collaboration between project stakeholders. This board comprises three eminent Turkish archaeologists: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Özdoğan (University of Istanbul), Doç. Dr. Necmi Karul (University of Istanbul) and Prof. Dr. Gülriz Kozbe (Batman University).