Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfurt, Germany, 1970.
Researcher University Frankfurt, 1971-1972, privat-dozent, 1980-1982. Professor prehistoric, protohistoric archeology, TÎbingen University, 1982—2005. Referent prehistoric, near eastern archeology German Archeological Institute, Istanbul, Turkey, 1972-1977, Berlin, 1977-1982.
Director archeologic excavations, Troy, Turkey, 1988-2005.
Member German Archeological Institute, Academy of Sciences Georgia, Institute Archeologists American (honorary), Austrian Archeology Institute.
Married; 2 children.