Andrea Bersch

since 10/2018

PhD student in the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
Subject: Early Historical Archaeology
Dissertation title: Christian Symbolism on Militaria – The Christian Warrior in the Frankish Empire
Supervision: Priv.-Doz. habil. Dr. D. Quast, Prof. Dr. Ludger Körntgen

04/2014 - 11/2017

Study of Pre- and Early History with a focus on the Early Middle Ages (Master of Arts), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
Master thesis: The Early Medieval Grave Finds of Stuttgart-Stammheim
Supervision: Priv.-Doz. habil. Dr. D. Quast, Dr. J. Drauschke

04/2011 - 04/2014

Study of Archaeology with a focus on Pre- and Early History and Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History (Bachelor of Arts), Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz.
Bachelor thesis: The so-called Princely Tomb of Beckum in Westphalia
Supervision: Priv.-Doz. habil. Dr. D. Quast, Prof. Dr. Chr. Pare

10/2010 - 04/2011

Study of Art History and Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Abitur, Kant-Gymnasium Boppard



Practical Experience

01/2018 - 09/2018

Scientific assistant at the RGZM for the project “Recording and Preparation of the Museum’s Collection for the Relocation to the RGZM’s New Building”

08/2016 - 09/2016

Internship at the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG), Darmstadt at the editorial office of the magazine Antike Welt (Ancient World)

05/2016 - 07/2016

Internship at the Landesmuseum Württemberg in Stuttgart at the Department of Early and High Medieval Archaeology


Excavation assistant at the  Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen (hessenARCHÄOLOGIE) for the archaeological excavation of a Roman vicus in Groß-Gerau

04/2015 - 09/2015

Assistant at the Research Center “Imperial Palace” (Kaiserpfalz) Ingelheim at the finding’s archive and at the archaeological excavation of early medieval settlements in Ingelheim

04/2014 - 04/2015

Mentor at the LOB Mentoring and Counselling Programme at the Institute of Classical Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

2011 - 2014

Participation in various archaeological excavations and surveys of pre- and early historical sites with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the RGZM, and the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, branch office Koblenz.




Das „Fürstengrab“ von Beckum in Westfalen. Zum Stand der Erforschung eines Altfundkomplexes, in: Berichte zur Archäologie in Rheinhessen und Umgebung 7 (2014), S. 89–104.