Dr. Alexandra S. Rodler


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Research interests

Bio- and isotope geochemistry
Early Earth environments

Research Experience

Radiogenic isotope systems (Sr, Pb),
Traditional (C, O) and non-traditional stable isotope systems (Cr, Cu),
Trace and rare earth elements,
A/biogenic minerals, redox, sorption

Current research project

Sep 2020
Colorful Indications of (Ex)Change: Provenance and production technology of ancient pigments & cultural and technological exchange and transformation in the Roman periphal province of Noricum.

See also Norikum: Farben (DE) or Noricum: Colours (EN) @OeAI

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 845075, and is based at the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with research visits at the Department for Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna.

Wall painting fragment with Egyptian blue (Teurnia, 2020)

News & Upcoming

New project funding thanks to the Dr. Anton Oelzelt-Newin’schen Stiftung:

Sampling Ancient Polychromy: Low-impact sample collection for provenance studies (SAnPol)

Talk at the upcoming EAA 2021:

“Connecting places: the material quality and provenance of ancient pigments”

on 10 Sep, 11:00 – 18:30 CEST

as part of the session #511. A Crossroads between the Continents – Interdisciplinary Approaches
to Interconnectedness in the Ancient Mediterranean