Zangger, Eberhard 1958-

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Born April 9, 1958, in Kamen, Westfalen, West Germany (now Germany); son of Günter (an engineer) and Gerda Finke; married August 5, 1988; wife's name Ines (a physician); children: Martina, Andrea. Education: University of Kiel, diploma, M.S., 1984; Stanford University, Ph.D., 1988. Hobbies and other interests: Canoeing, collecting contemporary art, mountaineering.


Office—Eberhard Zangger Public Relations, P.O. Box 313, Zollikerberg 8125, Switzerland.


Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany (now Germany), technician in museum design, 1974-76; Ruhr University, Bochum, West Germany (now Germany), preparator and restorer, 1976-78; German Mining Museum, Bochum, technician, 1978-80; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, senior research fellow of Clare Hall, 1988-91; Geoarchaeology International Zurich, Switzerland, founder, director, and chief scientist in geo-archaeology for projects in the eastern Mediterranean area, 1991-99; Klaus J. Stohlker (public relations firm), Zollikerberg, Switzerland, senior consultant, 1999-2000; Eberhard Zangger Public Relations, Zollikerberg, founder and director, 2000—. Head of Argive-Plain project in Greece, 1984-88; Berbati-Limnes Archaeological Survey, codirector, 1988-91; Pylos Regional Archaeology Project, codirector and head of physical science operations, 1991-97, chief scientist for Monastiraki-Amarious project, 1996-97; KPNQuest NV, director of corporate communications, 2000-02. Certified research diver.


American Institute of Archaeology, Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft.


Travel grants from German national scholarship foundation, 1981, 1984, 1986.


Geoarchaeology of the Argolid, Gebrüder Mann Verlag (Berlin, West Germany), 1982.

The Flood from Heaven: Deciphering the Atlantis Legend, Morrow (New York, NY), 1992.

Ein neuer Kampf um Troia: Arch;aeologie in der Krise, Droemer Knaur (Munich, Germany), 1994.

Die Zukunft der Vergangenheit: Arch;aeologie im 21. Jahrhundert, Schneekluth (Munich, Germany), 1998, translation by Storm Dunlop published as The Future of the Past: Archaeology in the Twenty-first Century, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London, England), 2001.

Contributor to periodicals, including American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, Journal of Field Archaeology, and Oxford Journal of Archaeology.



American Historical Review, December, 1993, review of The Flood from Heaven: Deciphering the Atlantis Legend, p. 1565.

American Journal of Archaeology, July, 1996, review of The Geoarchaeology of the Argolid, p. 636.

Archaeology, September, 1994, review of The Flood from Heaven, p. 68.

Book Report, March, 1993, review of The Flood from Heaven, p. 53.

Choice, January, 1993, review of The Flood from Heaven, p. 843.

Guardian Weekly, May 2, 1993, review of The Flood from Heaven, p. 28.

Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2003, review of The Future of the Past: Archaeology in the 21st Century, p. 294.

New Scientist, February 2, 2002, review of The Future of the Past, p. 47.


Eberhard Zangger Home Page, (April 12, 2006).