Ingmar Franz is an archaeological data processor for GIS and 3D visualization projects at the ArchaeoConnect GmbH in Tübingen. He has over 14 years of experience with archaeological excavation data acquisition and processing and is a specialist for Late Neolithic pottery in Central Anatolia. During his undergraduate studies in Prehistoric Archaeology and Geography at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg he became a member of the multinational Ҫatalhöyük Research Project at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ҫatalhöyük in Central Anatolia. Due to his general interest for pottery technology, his involvement at the Ҫatalhöyük Research Project, and later with his PhD-Project at the international Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, he became a well-trained pottery specialist over time. Ever since his interest in the research of the origins of pottery technology, and also his expertise in the chaîne opératoire approach combined with archaeometric and 3D registration methods, continuously grew.