Lorenz Rahmstorf, born 1970 in Frankfurt a. M., studied Prehistoric Archaeology in Heidelberg and Bristol (GB). He earned his PhD in prehistoric archaeology at the University of Heidelberg in 2002. In 2012 achieved the Habilitation in the same field at the University of Mainz. Since 2017 he is Professor for Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Göttingen. His research interests comprise the Chalcolithic period, the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age and more specifically early trade and transfer of innovations, comparative archaeology and small finds (especially weights).