Biography of Maria Teschler-Nicola
Maria Teschler-Nicola studied human biology, anthropology and medicine at the University of Vienna from 1971 to 1976, the year she obtained her PhD in human biology. During 1970-1972 she was a chemical-technical assistant in the Institute for Forensic Medicine at the University of Vienna, and 1972-1976 an assistant at the Institute of Human Biology. From 1976 to 1982 she was a lecturer and university assistant at the same institute.
From 1982 she was also a curator heading the somatological collections of the department of anthropology in the Museum of Natural History. In 1998 she was appointed director of the Department of Archaeological Biology and Anthropology at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna.
She received her venia legendi as a human biologist in 1993 and was appointed "ausserordentlicher Universitätsprofessorin" by the Austrian chancellor in 2000. In March 2005 she received the Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Land Wien.
A large part of Maria Teschler-Nicola's work concerns the population biology of the early and middle Bronze Age. Maria Teschler-Nicola has published more than 120 original articles, textbooks and schoolbooks, as well as 140 lectures and poster presentations at national and international conventions. She has headed a large number of interdisciplinary research projects.
We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.