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Dept. of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology | University of Tübingen
Presentation: " Not Just a Crossroad: Population Dynamics and Changing Material Culture in Southwestern Asia during the Late Pleistocene" (co-author: Nicholas J. Conard)

Research Interests

  • Pleistocene hominins in SW Asia
  • Spatial and technological behavior of hominin populations in arid and semi-arid environments
  • Paleolithic landscape archaeology
  • Biological, technological and environmental context of human evolution

Current Research Projects

1. Postdoctoral researcher in the project: “Population dynamics and technological variability during the Late Pleistocene of the circum-Persian Gulf region” (DFG funded)

  •  Paleolithic field work in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE. Project Director: Prof. Hans-Peter Uerpmann
  • Excavations at site FAY-NE1, Jebel Faya -> stratified Middle and Late Pleistocene Archaeology
  • Survey
  • Paleolithic field work in southern Iran. Project director: Prof. Nicholas J. Conard
    • Excavations at site Ghar-e Boof -> stratified Upper Paleolithic Archaeology
    • Survey

2. Land use and mobility during the MSA in South Africa -> data analysis

3. The Lower Paleolithic in Sharjah, UAE -> field work at site Suhailah, Sharjah Emirate, UAE