Staff – University of Copenhagen

Tobias Richter

Tobias Richter

Associate Professor

Research Interests


  • the late Pleistocene and early Holocene societies of SW-Asia, c. 20,000 - 7,000 BCE
  • Lithic technology and use-wear analysis
  • Archaeological approaches to past landscapes
  • The archaeology of food and food production
  • Households and houses in the past
  • heritage and politics of archaeology


Current Projects

  • Shubayqa Archaeological Project (
  • Tracking Cultural and Environmental Change: the late Epipalaeolithic and early Neolithic in the Seimarreh Valley (
  • Changing Foodways in Prehistoric southwest Asia: Reconstructing Food Procurement, processing and cooking during the Epipalaeolithic-Neolithic Transition

These projects are organised into the the Centre for the Study of Early Agricultural Societies ( at the University of Copenhagen. This centre aims to be a research hub for archaeologists and other scholars with an interest in the emergence of agricultural societies around the world. It brings together a number of academics at KU and elsewhere with similar research interests.



I contribute to a range of modules on the Near Eastern Archaeology BA and MA level, including Themes and Topics in Near Eastern Archaeology 1 & 2, Practical Archaeology 1 & 2, Approaches to Archaeology, Videnskabsteori, Theory and Method and the Berlin-Copenhagen Seminar. 



Current PhD Students

Agnieszka Bystron

Anne Jörgensen-Lindahl

Patrick Pedersen

Joanne McCafferty

Golnaz Ehadi (jointly with the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Pia Nielsen (2nd supervisor) 

ID: 22888248