Wolf Rüdiger Teegen is professor in prehistoric archaeology and osteology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie und Provinzialrömische Archäologie / ArchaeoBioCenter). Previously, he had academic appointments at the University of Leipzig and at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken. The scientific research of Prof. Teegen focuses on osteoarchaeology, palaeopathology (on both human and animal remains), funerary archaeology, and archaeology of religions. He has worked on Iron Age and Roman contexts from Germany but also Roman and Byzantine sites in Asia Minor (e.g. Pergamon). This research activity has concretized in various publications in international peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Prof. Teegen performed the anthropological and paleopathological analysis of the human remains from the Celtic necropolis of Povegliano Veronese-località Ortaia (see section “analyzed contexts”).