Karina Grömer is the vice-head of the Department of Prehistory, Natural History Museum Vienna. She studied Prehistoric Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Vienna in Austria. Habilitation thesis (2019): “Archaeological Textile Research - Technical, economic and social aspects of textile production and clothing from Neolithic to the Early Modern Era”. She is specialized on interdisciplinary and integrated analysis of textiles, research on textile tools and reconstruction of prehistoric costume. Her research covers a timespan from c. 2500 BC till 1000 AD and a geographical area from Central Europe to Iran (research projects e.g. “DressID - Clothing and Identity in Roman Empire”, “CinBA – Creativity in the Bronze Age” and “Chehrabad Saltmummy & Saltmine Exploration Project”). For the COST-Action “EuroWeb - Europe Through Textiles: Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary Humanities” she acts as vice-head. She is also teaching textile archaeology, experimental archaeology at the Universities Vienna (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic) and Southampton (Great Britain).