Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1958, married to Dr. Tilman Lenssen-Erz (rock art archaeologist) since 1985, two daughters
1978 – 1982 University of Marburg, African Studies, Education, Phonetics and History of Religions; various travels in Africa
1982 – 1985 Training as site supervisor at Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, including directing of several excavations in Germany; excavations in Chemtou, Tunisia
1/1985 Exam and graduation as the first certified female site supervisor in Germany (through Römisch Germanische Kommission, Frankfurt)
1-12/1985 Site director at Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, responsible for the excavation project Qantir-Piramesse, Egypt
1986 – 1991 Freelance assistant in archaeological projects at the University of Cologne, the German Archaeological Institute, Rome, and the Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim
Since 1991 Member of the Heinrich-Barth-Institut e.V. at the University of Cologne

Since 1991 University of Cologne, field archaeologist and technical manager of the project „The Rock Paintings of the Upper Brandberg”, logistics of expeditions, photography, training, organisation of exhibitions and conferences)
1997 – 2003 Training as Communication trainer (NLP-Trainer, Certificate of DVNLP)
Since 2004 consultancy and training for cultural tourist guides in Community Based Tourism on behalf of WIMSA, Namibia (2005), National Heritage Council, Namibia (2005, 2006), National Museum of Botswana (2006) with special focus on communication skills