Stephanie Zintl wrote her PhD thesis at the University of Freiburg i. Br. about reopened graves of Merovingian times, with an extensive case study based on several burial places dating to the late 5th to early 8th centuries near Regensburg (Bavaria).
She is currently employed by the Bavarian State’s Heritage Department.
Besides early medieval burial archaeology, her interests include questions of heritage management, the interplay between our perceptions of the past and how we see and shape our world today, archaeological reconstruction, and research on everyday life in early medieval times.
She is a founding member of a project reconstructing an early medieval farm, that by now has developed into a small open air museum near Munich, the Bajuwarenhof Kirchheim.