Is research lecturer at the Orient Department of German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and coordinator of research and fieldwork at Göbekli Tepe. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Cologne in 2005, majoring in prehistoric archaeology. Following the completion of his PhD in 2013, dedicated to climate-culture interactions in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Early Holocene, he joined the DAI as post-doctoral fellow in the frame of the Our Place: Our Place in the World project, financed by the John Templeton Foundation and coordinated by Klaus Schmidt (DAI) and Trevor Watkins (University of Edinburgh). In the frame of his current position, Lee has become a frequent-flyer, speaking regularly at international conferences. In addition to the Göbekli Tepe site, his other areas of academic expertise include Neolithisation and Neolithic dispersal processes, Early-Middle Holocene absolute chronologies, culture-climate interaction, prehistoric conflict, and cognitive evolution.