Born in 1970. Since November 2019 director of the DFG-funded project "Last Neanderthals and Early Homo sapiens Settlement in Bawa Yawan Rockshelter, Kermanshah, West-Central Zagros Mountains (Iran).
1992-1996 Study Geography, Kermanshah, Iran (B.A.). 1997-2001 Study of Geomorphology, University of Esfahan, Iran. 2002-2004 Researcher fellow at the Center for Palaeolithic Research, National Museum of Iran. 1999-2004 PhD conditae in the Department of Prehistory, University of Tübingen, about the Paleolithic landscapes of Iran. 2010-2014 postdoc at the Department of Prehistory, University of Tübingen. 2016-2018 Postdoc at the Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.