Mag. Dr.
Doris Pany-Kucera

scientific assistant
Post-doc in the project VAMOS (ERC (European Research Council) funded, ERC-2015-StG 676828) situated at OREA, Austrian academy of Sciences (ÖAW, PI Dr. K. Rebay-Salisbury), main place of work NHM Vienna
http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/mutterschaft.html
doris.pany@nhm-wien.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 52177-237

Current project:

“The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe” (PI Dr. Katharina Rebay Salisbury) http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/mutterschaft.html
 
Focus of research:
  • Pelvic features possibly relating to pregnancies and birth events
  • Analysis of skeletons and cremations from the Iron Age Hallstatt cemetery
  • Signs of stress and strain on the skeleton
  • Experimental cremations


Since 2017 Scientific assistant in the continuing ERC Starting Grant project (OREA (ÖAW): The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe. PI Dr. Katharina Rebay Salisbury. http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/mutterschaft.html
 
2015 – 2017 Scientific assistant in the project “The social status of motherhood in Bronze Age Europe” (FWF P 26820); PI Dr. K. Rebay Salisbury http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/mutterschaft.html
 
2015 – 2016 Maternity leave
 
2014 Freelancer in Physical Anthropology (projects for MAMUZ (archaeological complex Haselbach), Lower Austria, and the Upper Austrian State Museum (archaeological complex Leonding))
 
2013 Marginal employment for the scientific anthropologic investigation of the Hallstatt skeletons and cremations excavated from 2002 – 2012 (Prehistoric Department, Natural History Museum Vienna
 
2013 educational leave
 
2012 – 2013 Scientific anthropologic investigation of selected Hallstatt skeletons in the HALL-IMPACT - project (project management Mag. Kerstin Kowarik): “Disentangling climate and culture impact on prehistoric alpine cultures” (funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
 
2011 – 2012 Maternity leave
 
2010 – 2011 Scientific assistant in the „forMUSE“- project (BMWF) „EuphorischerAnfang – dysphorische Gegenwart: Anthropologische Sammlungen im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft und Ethik“, Department of Anthropology, Natural History Museum Vienna
 
2009 – 2010 Freelancer at the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS): Anthropological investigation of the skeletons from the archaeological complexes Geitzendorf, Herzogbirbaum, Mitterretzbach, Haselbach for the Museum of Prehistory in Asparn/Zaya (Lower Austria)
 
2008 Lectorship in paleopathology, focus on muscle marks, at the University of Pilsen, Czech Republic
 
2007 – 2011 Annual lectorship „presentation tecniques“ at the Department of Anthropology, Vienna
 
2005 – 2008 scientific assistant at the Natural History Museum (BDA Project: The Avar Skeletons of Bruckneudorf, S6, sponsored by the ASFINAG)
 
2005 – 2007, 2009 – 2011 Annual lectorship „Cremated human remains“ in the lecture series „experimental archaeology“ Institute of Prehistory and Early Medieval Archaeology, Vienna
 
2002 – 2005 Scientific assistant at the Natural History Museum (BDA Project: The Avar Skeletons of Vösendorf, S1, sponsored by the ASFINAG)
 
Since 2003 involved in several exhibition projects eg. on Hallstatt and “The Iceman” in the Natural History Museum Vienna, Leonding (Upper Austria), Bibracte (France), Helsinki (Finland)
 
Since 2002 involved in several projects as scientific assistant e.g. Hallstatt, Gars/Thunau, Gnadendorf, Albrechtsberg, Rebešovice (Czech Republic), Carnuntum, Traisental (FWF P18131), Jabuticabeira (Brazil), St. Paul
 
1998 – 2004 participation in archaeologic excavations in e.g. Hallstatt, Thunau/Gars/Kamp, municipal archaeology Vienna, and Baar, Switzerland
 
1998 – 2008 active in pedagogic programs (guided tours for children and adults in anthropology and archaeology at the Natural History Museum Vienna)2015 Defensio at the University of Vienna in Physical Anthropology, PhD thesis “Warriors versus working men?” – An entheses and joint study on the early medieval skeletal remains of Thunau/Kamp. Supervisor Hr. Ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Maria Teschler-Nicola.
 
2003 MA in Physical Anthropology, Natural History Museum/University of Vienna
Thesis “Mining for the miners? An analysis of occupationally - induced stress markers on the skeletal remains from the ancient Hallstatt cemetery”. Supervisor Hr. Ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Maria Teschler-Nicola.
 
1993 – 2003 Student at the University of Vienna, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Life Sciences, combined with courses in genetics, microbiology and ethnology
 
1999 – 2000 ERASMUS stay at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
Peer-reviewed:

Rebay-Salisbury, K., D. Pany-Kucera, M. Spannagl-Steiner, F. Kanz, P. Galeta, M. Teschler-Nicola, and R. B. Salisbury. 2018. 'Motherhood at early Bronze Age Unterhautzenthal, Lower Austria'. Archaeologia Austriaca 102: 71-134.

Wilczak, C., Mariotti, V., Pany-Kucera, D., Villotte, S., Henderson, C. 2017. Training and interobserver reliability in qualitative scoring of skeletal samples. Journal of Archaeological Science 11: 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.033

Pany-Kucera, D., Wiltschke-Schrotta, K. 2017. Die awarische Bevölkerung von Vösendorf /S1. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, Serie A 119, 5-31. ISBN 978-3-903096-16-5

Villotte S., Alves Cardoso, F., Henderson C.Y., Mariotti, V., Milella, M., Pany-Kucera, D., Speith, N., Wilczak, C.A., Jurmain, R. 2016. In search of consensus: Terminology for entheseal changes. Technical note. International Journal of Paleopathology 13: 49–55.

Henderson CY., Mariotti V., Pany-Kucera D., Villotte S., and Wilczak C. 2016. The new "Coimbra method": a biologically appropriate method for recording specific features of fibrocartilaginous entheseal changes. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 26: 925-932.

Henderson CY., Mariotti V., Pany-Kucera D., Villotte S., and Wilczak C. 2013. Recording specific entheseal changes of fibrocartilaginous entheses: Initial tests using the Coimbra method. International Journal of Ostoearchaeology 23 (2):152–162.

Kucera, M., Pany-Kucera D., Boyadjian, C.H., Reinhard, K., Eggers, S. 2011. Efficient but destructive: a test of the dental wash technique using secondary electron microscopy. Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 129–135.

Pany, D., Teschler-Nicola, M. 2007. Klippel-Feil Syndrome in an Early Hungarian Period juvenile skeleton from Austria. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17: 403–415 (published online 27 October 2006).
 
Chronologically:
Rebay-Salisbury, K., D. Pany-Kucera, M. Spannagl-Steiner, F. Kanz, P. Galeta, M. Teschler-Nicola, and R. B. Salisbury. 2018. 'Motherhood at early Bronze Age Unterhautzenthal, Lower Austria'. Archaeologia Austriaca 102: 71-134.

Pany-Kucera, D., Berner, M., Reschreiter, H., Kern, A., Kowarik, K. 2018. Chronische Entzündungen der Nasennebenhöhlen als Hinweis auf die Umweltbedingungen im eisenzeitlichen Hallstatt. In: Drauschke, J., Kislinger, E., Kühtreiber, K., Kühtreiber, T., Scharrer-Liska, G., Vida, T. (eds.). Lebenswelten zwischen Archäologie und Geschichte. Festschrift für Falko Daim zu seinem 65. Geburtstag. Monographien des RGZM, Band 150, 2, 985-995.

Pany-Kucera D., Spannagl-Steiner M., Rebay-Salisbury K. 2018.The “auriculate extension”: an indicator of pregnancy and childbirth at the sacrum? Abstract & Poster. 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, 11th-14th April, Austin, Texas. 

Pany-Kucera D., Spannagl-Steiner M., Rebay-Salisbury K. 2018. Extracting obstetrical histories from pelvic features. Abstract & Poster. 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, 28th August-1st September, Zagreb, Croatia.

Reschreiter H., Kowarik K., Pany-Kucera D. 2018. Children and babys in the mine – age and sex related labour division in the salt mines of Hallstatt. Abstract & talk. 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 5th-9th September, Barcelona, Spain.

Wiltschke-Schrotta, K., Pany-Kucera, D. 2018. Planning Ahead – artificial cranial deformation: an exceptional form of child care. Abstract & Poster. 11th Annual International Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past. 20–22 September, Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Pany-Kucera, D., Spannagl-Steiner, M., Rebay-Salisbury, K. 2017. ‘Parity features’ and social status at prehistoric sites in Austria. Abstract and poster presentation at the 44th Annual North American Meeting Paleopathology Association meeting in New Orleans, April 17 – 19th.

Pany-Kucera, D., Wiltschke-Schrotta, K. 2017. Die awarische Bevölkerung von Vösendorf /S1. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, Serie A 119, 5-31. ISBN 978-3-903096-16-5

Pany-Kucera, D., Berner, M. 2017. Anthropologische Untersuchung der Neonatus-Knochen von der Fundstelle Semlach/Eisner. In: Cech, B. (Hrsg.) Produktion von Ferrum Noricum am Hüttenberger Erzberg. Austria Antiqua 6: 429-430, Unipress Verlag. ISBN 978-3-902666-50-5
 
Pany-Kucera D., Berner M., Stadlmayr A. und Wiltschke-Schrotta K. 2017. Ernsthafte Anthropologinnenförderung: Skelettbearbeitungen ausgewählter Fundorte Niederösterreichs. In: Pieler F., Trebsche P. (Hrsg.): Beiträge zum Tag der Niederösterreichischen Landesarchäologie 2017, Festschrift für Ernst Lauermann, 65-69. ISBN 3-85460-309-6

Wilczak, C., Mariotti, V., Pany-Kucera, D., Villotte, S., Henderson, C. 2017. Training and interobserver reliability in qualitative scoring of skeletal samples. Journal of Archaeological Science 11: 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.033

Stadlmayer, A., Berner M., Pany-Kucera, D. 2017. Von Kindern und Kirchen – Der vergessene Friedhof am Michelberg. In: Lauermann E., Lindinger V.: Der Michelberg und seine Kirchen. Eine archäologisch-historische Analyse. 231-294. ISBN 978-3-86757-023-7

Pany-Kucera, D., M. Spannagl-Steiner, M. Teschler-Nicola, and K. Rebay-Salisbury. 2016. A pilot study on ‘parity features’ in Bronze Age skeletons from Austria. Abstract & Poster, 21st European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, 15th to 19th August, Moscow, Russia.

Spannagl-Steiner, U. M., F. Novotny, D. Pany-Kucera, K. Rebay-Salisbury, and M. Teschler-Nicola. 2016. Accidental versus Intentional Head Injuries: A Comparative Pilot-Study of Cranial Depressed Fractures. Abstract & Poster. 21st European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, 15th to 19th August, Moscow, Russia.

Villotte, S., Assis, S., Cardoso, F.A., Henderson, C.Y., Mariotti, V., Milella, M., Pany-Kucera, D., Speith, N., Wilczak, C.A., Jurmain, R., 2016. In search of consensus: Terminology for entheseal changes (EC). International Journal of Paleopathology 13, 49-55.

Binder, M., Böhm, H., Heiss, A., Marschler, M., Pany-Kucera, D., Stadlmayer, A. 2016.  Die Bioarchäologische Gesellschaft – Eine neue Initiative zur Präsentation und Förderung bioarchäologischer Forschung in Österreich. Archäologentag Wien, 25.-27.02.2016.

Stadlmayer, A., Berner M., Pany-Kucera, D. 2016. Die mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Kindergräber vom Michelberg bei Haselbach – eine methodisch-anthropologische Herausforderung. In: Lauermann/Trebsche, Beiträge zum Tag der Niederösterreichischen Landesarchäologie. Katalog des Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseums, 77-84. ISBN: 3-85460-290-5

Rebay-Salisbury, K., D. Pany-Kucera, M. Spannagl-Steiner, F. Kanz, P. Galeta, M. Teschler-Nicola, and R. B. Salisbury. 2018. 'Motherhood at early Bronze Age Unterhautzenthal, Lower Austria'. Archaeologia Austriaca 102: 71-134.

Marschler M., Pany-Kucera D., Leskovar J., Cemper-Kiesslich J., Teschler-Nicola M. 2016. Die „gezeichneten Opfer“ aus dem Schacht? – Gelenkerkrankungen und verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen der (früh-)latènezeitlichen Skelette von Leonding/Enzenwinkl. Interpretierte Eisenzeiten - Fallstudien, Methoden, Theorie. 6. Linzer Gespräche zur interpretativen Eisenzeitarchäologie. In: Studien zur Kulturgeschichte von Oberösterreich. Folge 42, 271-311.

Pany-Kucera D. 2015. “Warriors versus working men? – An entheses and joint study on the early medieval skeletal remains of Thunau/Kamp”. PhD thesis, University of Vienna.

Pany-Kucera D. 2015, Berner M., Binder M., Kucera M., Marschler M., Penkner A., Reschreiter H., Schmitzberger M.. Experimentelle Kremationen – ein Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis anthropologischer und archäologischer Funde und Befunde. GAPA - Gesellschaft für Archäozoologie und Prähistorische Anthropologie 9: 203–216.

Pany-Kucera D., Reschreiter H. 2015. Im Berg statt am Herd? Hinweise auf Frauen- und Kinderarbeit im Salzbergwerk von Hallstatt vor über 2500 Jahren. In: Röder, B. (Hrsg.): Ich Mann. Du Frau. Feste Rollen seit Urzeiten? Begleitbuch zur Ausstellung des Archäologischen Museums Colombischlössle, Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland.

Lauermann E., Pany-Kucera D. 2013. Grab 3 aus dem Aunjetitzer Gräberfeld von Geitzendorf. Der erste Nachweis einer Metallverarbeiterin in der Frühbronzezeit Niederösterreichs. Slovenská Archaeológia LXI 1: 93–104.

Lauermann E., Pany-Kucera D. 2012. Die Mehrfachbestattung aus dem Bereich des frühbronzezeitlichen Kreisgrabens von Herzogbirbaum und erste anthropologische Ergebnisse. In: Václav Furmánek a doba bronzová. Archaeologica Slovaca Monographiae. Nitra.

Pany-Kucera D., Reschreiter H., Kern, A.2010. Auf den Kopf gestellt? – Überlegungen zu Kinderarbeit und Transport im prähistorischen Salzbergwerk Hallstatt. Mitteilungen der Anthropologischen Gesellschaft in Wien: 140: 39-68.

Binder M., Pany D. 2010. Anthropological Analysis of 26 natural mummies (17th/18th century AD.) from Schloß Albrechtsberg a.d. Pielach, Lower Austria. archaeoPLUS Schriften zur Archäologie und Archäometrie der Paris Lodron-Universiät Salzburg 1. 13–19.

Pany D. 2009. Arbeit im Salzbergwerk Hallstatt. In: Sonius 05/09. Archäologische Botschaften aus Oberösterreich. Gesellschaft für Archäologie in Oberösterreich.

Pany D. 2008. Die Bevölkerung des Hallstätter Hochtales der Älteren Eisenzeit. In: SALZ-REICH. Monographiebeitrag, eds. Kern, Kowarik, Rausch & Reschreiter. Verlag des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien.

Pany D., Teschler-Nicola M. 2006. Der „gezeichnete“ Held. Buchbeitrag in: Heldengrab im Niemandsland. Ein frühungarischer Reiter aus Niederösterreich. Falco Daim (Hrsg.), Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, Mainz.

Pany D., Teschler-Nicola M. 2006. “Working in a salt mine – everyday life for the Hallstatt females?“ First results from the analysis of occupationally-induced stress markers on the skeletal remains from the ancient Hallstatt cemetery. Vortrag und Artikel. Lunula Archaeologia Protohistorica XV, Leuven, Belgium.

Pany D. 2005 “Working in a saltmine…” - Erste Ergebnisse der anthropologischen Auswertung von Muskelmarken an den menschlichen Skeletten aus dem Gräberfeld Hallstatt. Vortrag (2004) & Artikel. Interpretierte Eisenzeiten - Fallstudien, Methoden, Theorie. 1. Linzer Gespräche zur interpretativen Eisenzeitarchäologie. Studien zur Kulturgeschichte von Oberösterreich.

Pany D.E. 2003. “Mining for the miners? An analysis of occupationally - induced stress markers on the skeletal remains from the ancient Hallstatt cemetery.” Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien.
My focus of interest is on skeletal modifications caused by activities and physical stress.

2018. Interview for the television programme “Erde an Zukunft” on the children´s channel on german TV: “Zukunft der Geschlechterrollen” presenting anthropological results from the Hallstatt skeletons. 28th February, Hallstatt.
 
2018. Interview for the german television programme “Lesch´s Kosmos – Geschlechterrollen” (ZDF) presenting anthropological results from the Hallstatt skeletons. 30th May, Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
2018. Interviews for the Austrian television programme “Terra mater Hallstatt” (Servus TV) presenting anthropological results from the Hallstatt skeletons. 16th August, Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
 
Additional Educations
2005 Bone Paleopathology in Brazil: A short course. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2006 Workshop zu spezieller Skelettpathologie, Santorini, Greece
2008 Short Course in Human Skeletal Palaeopathology in Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K. (sponsored by a short-term grant abroad, University of Vienna)

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Berner Margit
staff scientist, curator
Eggers Sabine
staff scientist, curator
Haselbacher Roman
preparation / PaSiN
Hofecker Verena
collection manager / Shop PaSiN
Marschler Maria
project researcher
Novotny Friederike
project researcher
Patzak Anatole
PaSiN / Shop
Spannagl-Steiner Ute Michaela
scientific assistant Austrian Academy of Science, place of work: department of anthropology, NHM-Vienna
Stadlmayr Andrea
staff scientist, outreach coordinator, Synthesys+ AT-TAF-administrator
Voglsinger Bettina
administrative assistant
Walch August
preparator
Wiltschke-Schrotta Karin
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