Her present specialty, the Young Stone Age, has fascinated Dr. Susanne Friederich (born 1970) ever since she started studying Art History, Classical Archaeology and Pre- and Early History at the Albertus Magnus University in Cologne. She changed to the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, where along with Pre- and Early History she also studied Anthropology, Geology and Provincial Roman Archaeology. A research visit took her to the University of Bern, before she then graduated in Frankfurt with Magister Artium (Pre- and Early History, Anthropology, Geology).
For her thesis on middle Neolithic settlements in central Neckarland submitted in 2002, she was awarded the Friedrich Sperl Prize for Advancement of the Humanities. She then held positions at the State Office for Archaeology in Saxony, the Institute of Pre- and Early History at the University of Cologne and the Städtischen Museum Heilbronn. Since 2007 she is head of the department of state-wide conservation of archaeological monuments at the State Office for Monument Preservation and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt – State Museum of Prehistory.