Kerstin Geßner graduated from the Humboldt University of Berlin with a master of arts degree in pre- and early history, medieval history and classical archaeological studies after having studied also German language and literature as well as psychology.

Annett Dittrich received the Ph.D. for her thesis about the "Neolithisation of the Middle Nile valley" from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She helds a master of arts degree in pre- and early history as well as in archaeology and cultural history of Northeastern Africa (Sudan archaeology).