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Interdisziplinäre Forschungen zu eiszeitlichen Großsäugern aus der Ziegeleigrube Coenen

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A multi-proxy analysis of two loess-paleosol sequences in the Northern Harz Foreland

Within the second phase of the “Collaborative Research Centre 806 (CRC806) – Our Way to Europe – Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary” two loess-paleosol sections in the northern Harz foreland have been investigated. The region is part of the European loess belt, which closes up to the north with the northern loess boundary where Weichselian silt and sand sized aeolian sediments interlock. To the south the loess belt is limited by central German uplands. Here the...

Radiocarbon-dated megafauna from the Interpleniglacial in the western Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany – The finds from the loess deposits in the Coenen brick quarry (District of Düren) doi

Sites with informative megafaunal assemblages are rarely documented in the Lower Rhine Embayment. In the 1960’s many remains of large mammals were collected during sporadic salvage operations in the Coenen brick quarry in Körrenzig (District of Düren, Rhineland). AMS-14C dates place the find horizon into the Interpleniglacial (MIS 3). In the terrestrial records of the rhenish loess sections, deposits of this period are only preserved under very favourable conditions, particularly in the...


This study describes the luminescence characteristics of quartz of Upper Pleistocene loess of the Middle Rhine area. The loess/palaeosol sequence of the Schwalbenberg near Remagen comprises a multitude of interstadial soils and soil sediments that have been dedicated to the Marine Isotope Stage 3 (MIS 3). These weak calcaric cambisols and their derivates are underlain by loess and soil sediments of MIS 4 to MIS 5 and covered by loess sediments and intercalated gelic gleysols of MIS 2. We applied...

When the Desert Dried Up: Late Prehistoric Cultures and Contacts in Egypt and Northern Sudan

The western hinterland of Lower Nubia and Upper Egypt is desert, an area of extreme character, with little rainfall and sparse vegetation, nearly unpeopled and seemingly endless in its extension. Looking closer at that vast region, one recognizes that the desert is not that barren and simple but offers a diversified landscape and an enormous amount of archaeological traces of past human existence. Interest in prehistoric archaeology of the desert developed very slowly in Egypt and Sudan. Most of our...
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The role of cryptotephra in refining the chronology of Late Pleistocene human evolution and cultural change in North Africa doi

Sites in North Africa hold key information for dating the presence ofHomo sapiens and the distribution of Middle Stone Age (MSA), Middle Palaeolithic (MP) and Later Stone Age (LSA) cultural activity in the Late Pleistocene. Here we present new and review recently published tephrochronological evidence for five cave sites in North Africa with long MSA/MP and LSA cultural sequences. Four tephra horizons have been identified at the Haua Fteah (Cyrenaica, Libya). They include cryptotephra evidence for the...
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“Out of Africa” – Ausgrabungen in der ägyptischen Ostwüste (SFB 806: „Out of Africa“ – Excavations in the Egyptian Eastern Desert)

Die Ausbreitung des Menschen während der letzten 100.000 Jahre von Afrika nach Eurasien gilt heute als gesichert. Wissenschaftler diskutieren jedoch nach wie vor die verschiedenen möglichen Wege, die er dabei genommen haben könnte.
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Geo-archaeological research on the Late Pleistocene of the Egyptian Eastern Desert: recent threats to the Sodmein Cave


Cluster A - Presentation (CRC806-workshop 2015)

Cluster A - Presentation @ CRC806 workshop (Rösrath, February 9th, 2015) A brief summary of results from cluster A with contribution from Karin Kindermann, Frank Schäbitz, Marc Seidel, Bülent Tezkan, Ralf Vogelsang, Bernd Wagner.
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Grenzgänger: Die Silexartefakte von Heek-Nienborg und Werl-Büderich am Übergang vom Spätpaläolithikum zum Frühestmesolithikum in Westfalen Spatial

Master thesis finished 2016. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann

Kommunikation und/oder spezifische Landschaftsnutzung? Zur Interpretation von Einzelfunden donauländischer Dechselklingen und Keile außerhalb frühneolithischer Wirtschaftsareale im nordwestlichen Mitteleuropa Spatial

Master thesis University of Cologne: Supervisor Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, in preparation Masterarbeit Universität zu Köln bei Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, in Vorbereitung

Die Steinartefakte des mesolithischen Fundplatzes „Rieger Busch“ in Hagen-Eilpe Spatial

Master thesis of Nele Schneid. Supervisor Prof.Dr. Andreas Zimmermann.