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  • Abou Halka

    Abri  
    Abou Halka is one of the key sites for the Upper Palaeolithic in Lebanon. It ontains deposits pf the Initial- and Early Upper Palaeolithic. Between...
    b1

  • Abrigo del Molino

    Abri   archaeology
    The Abrigo del Molino archaeological site is located in the valley of the Eresma river, near Segovia in central Spain. It consists of a shallow cave...
    c1 f2 f5

  • Achenheim

    Open Air   geoscience
    Investigation campaign April 2014. Joint fieldwork with french geoscience colleagues. Achenheim is a loess-paleosol-sequence of the last glacial. The...
    d1

  • Anfeh survey

    Open Air   archaeology
    In 2015 a prehistoric survey was undertaken by Dirk Leder in collaboartaion with Prof. Nadine Panayot Haroun from the Department of Archaeology and...
    b1

  • Ardales

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology, other
    Ardales Cave (Málaga, Spain) is a prehistoric site near the village Ardales. The cave has two floors and is approximately 1,5 km long. One of the...
    c1 f5 z2

  • At (Vrsac)

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Archeological section & fluvial archive
    b1

  • Attenfeld

    Open Air   geoscience
    Investigation campaign Bavaria May 2015. Joint fieldtrip of archaeology and geoscience. Attenfeld is a loess-paleosol-sequence of the last two glacial...
    d1

  • Baskinta

    Open Air   archaeology
    Baskinta is a Late Middle Palaeolithic site in Mount Lebanon that illustrates particular techno-typological configurations rarely addressed in the...
    b1

  • Bezez Cave, Adloun

    Cave  
    Beze Cave is a multilayered Palaeolithic sites with deposits stretching from Lower to Upper Palaeolithic. The site was excavated in the 1960s by...
    b1

  • Birkat Ram

    Lake   geoscience
    One sediment core was investigated: a ca. 11 m composite profile covering a time period of approximate 30 000 y. cal BP
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  • Bisare River

    Open Air   geoscience
    Influenced by natural conditions and anthropogenic impacts, periodical runoff and actively eroding river valleys lead to gully erosion and badland...
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  • Blazi Cave

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Blazi is a karstic cave in an Early Cretaceous limestone formation located above the Val river valley in northern Albania. The south-west orientated...
    b1

  • Bodrogkeresztúr

    Open Air   geoscience
    Loess-Paleosol Sequence
    b1

  • Chew Bahir

    Lake   geoscience
    Chew Bahir is a playa lake in S Ethiopia. Lake Chew Bahir (Amharic: ጨው ባሕር č̣ew bāhir, "salty lake") or Lake Istifanos, also called Stefanie, Basso...
    a2 b4 f1 f2

  • Crvenka-At

    Open Air   archaeology
    Between 2014 and 2015, the Universities of Cologne and Belgrade, and the Vršac Museum, conducted small-scale excavations at the site of At in Vršac,...
    b1

  • Cueva Antón

    Abri   archaeology
    Cueva Antón is a Palaeolithic rockshelter, which since 2006, has been re-investigated by an international interdisciplinary team directed by João...
    c1 f2

  • Cueva Arbreda

    Abri   archaeology
    Cueva Arbreda is a palaeolithic site, which holds a long sediment sequence with Mousterian, Aurignacian, Gravettian and Solutrean levels. In the...
    c1 f2

  • Dead Sea

    Lake   geoscience
    Analyzed sediment cores from Dead Sea originated from two drilling sites: 1. Ein Gedi (21 m, 10,000 years BP) and 2. northern basin, site 5017-1 (455...
    b3

  • Dehner Maar and Jungferweiher

    Lake   geoscience
    Two cores (~70,000 and 120,000 years BP) have been recovered from the Dehner Maar and from the Junferweiher. The Dehner Maar had a diameter of 950 m...
    d6

  • Dendi Lakes

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Mount Dendi within the central Ethiopian Highlands constitues an excellent research site for investigations on human adaptation to environmental...
    a1 a2 a3 b4

  • Ekoka, Ohangwena region, Namibia

    Open Air   other
    Anthropological research fieldsite for work done on the effect of sedentarisation on folk knowledge practices and subsistence in 2014-15. Community of...
    e3

  • Frankenbach

    Open Air   geoscience
    Investigation campaign Kraichgau March 2015. The loess-paleosol-sequence Frankenbach covers at least the last two glacial cycles.
    d1

  • Garzweiler

    Open Air   geoscience
    Field campaigns Oktober 2014 and May 2015. Two loess-paleosol-sequences covering the last glacial cycle. Specialty here are the abundant archeological...
    d1

  • Hassi Berkane

    Abri   geoscience, archaeology
    Hassi Berkane (“Wellspring Berkane”) is an Iberomarusian site in the Nador Province in Northeastern Morocco. The rockshelter is located directly at a...
    c2

  • Hecklingen

    Open Air   geoscience
    Northern Harz Foreland field campaign July 2014. The loess-paleosol-sequence Hecklingen covering the Last Glacial. Around 10 m of mainly aeolian...
    d1

  • Ifri El Baroud

    Cave   archaeology
    Ifri El Baroud ("Gunpowder cave") is located at ca. 535 m above mean sea level in the Ich Chaboun mountain range (NE Morocco, Oriental), overlooking...
    c2

  • Ifri N’Ammar

    Abri   archaeology
    The rockshelter Ifri N’Ammar, located 470 m above sea level in the Rif Oriental, is among the few archaeological sites in Morocco providing both...
    c2

  • Ifri Oudadane

    Cave   archaeology, geoscience
    The coastal site of Ifri Oudadane, NE Morocco, is situated west of the Melilla Peninsula and 5 km to the east of the Oued Kert River mouth. It...
    c2

  • Ifri n'Etsedda

    Abri   archaeology
    The rock shelter of Ifri n'Etsedda is located at the southern flank of the Kebdana Mountains, NE Morocco, at an altitude of around 300 m a.s.l....
    c2

  • Jarama VI

    Abri   archaeology
    Previous geochronological and archaeological studies at the rock shelter of Jarama VI suggested a late survival of Neanderthals in central Iberia and...
    c1 f2

  • Kanali (rockshelter)

    Open Air   archaeology
    The flat Holocene floodplain at Vlora Bay on the central Albanian coast is bordered on the south by a lower Cretaceous limestone ridge. Between 150...
    b1 z2

  • Keputa Cave

    Cave   archaeology, other
    Keputa is a karstic cave in an Early Cretaceous limestone formation that is located about 200 m north-west of Blazi Cave in the same ridge. The...
    b1 z2

  • Ksar Akil

    Abri   archaeology
    Ksar Akil is one of the key sites for the Upper Palaeolithic in the Levant. Between 2011-2013 Dirk Leder (B1 project) studied two collections from...
    b1

  • La Güelga

    Abri   archaeology
    In cooperation with Mario Menendez (UNED, Madrid) and his team, we conducted micromorphological investigations and dated bone from middle to Upper...
    c1 f5

  • Laguna Hondilla

    Lake   geoscience
    Small endoreic basin which has been investigated within a Bachelor Thesis (Luisa Stenmans, 2013) in Aachen. Sedimentary cores have been studied by...
    c1 c3

  • Laguna Salada

    Lake  
    Laguna de Salada is the biggest lake of the three small endorheic lakes in the Complejo endorheico del Puerto de Santa María. During the coring...
    c3

  • Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

    Lake   geoscience
    Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, is a shallow saline lake (0.7 m mean depth). The basin has evolved by dissolution-induced subsidence in relation to the...
    c1 c3

  • Laguna de Medina

    Lake   geoscience
    Laguna de Medina is a small and shallow endorheic lake in southern Spain. During 2 coring campaigns in Sep. 2014 and Mar. 1015, a 25.7 long core from...
    c3 z2

  • Laguna de la Janda

    Open Air   geoscience
    The La Janda basin in southern Spain is a near-shore geo-bio-archive with a variable Quaternary depositional history. In fall 2016 about 170 m...
    c3

  • Laguna de la Paja

    Lake   geoscience
    Small endoreic lake basin originating in dissolution-driven subsidence. During a coring campaign sediment cores have been recovered from the southern...
    c1 c3

  • Laguna de los Tollos

    Lake   geoscience
    Large basin that is supposed to contain several tens of meters lacustrine deposits. But due to mining activities this archive has to be taken into...
    c1 c3

  • Laguna del Pilón

    Lake   geoscience
    Small endoreic basin hosting an ephemeral lake that has been studied within the frame of the drilling campaign in 2013. A max. 2 m-sedimentary core...
    c1 c3

  • Lake Banyoles

    Lake   geoscience
    Lake Banyoles is a permanent lake and is build-up of several merged collapsed dolines, which host a fresh-water, through-flow setting. The main...
    c1 c3

  • Lake Baringo

    Lake   other
    e3

  • Lake Chamo

    Lake   geoscience
    Lake Chamo (Amharic: Chamo Hayk) is a lake in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of southern Ethiopia. Located in the Main...
    b4

  • Lake Iznik

    Lake   geoscience
    Several sediment cores of different lengths were recovered from Lake Iznik. The longest composite profile comprises ca. 18 m and encompasses ca....
    b4

  • Lake Prespa

    Open Air   geoscience
    Prespa is the name of two freshwater lakes in southeast Europe, shared by Albania, Greece, and the Republic of Macedonia. Of the total surface area,...
    b2 b4

  • Lake Van

    Lake  
    Lake Van is located on the eastern Anatolian high plateau in a tectonically active area between the Afro-Arabian and the Eurasian Plates in eastern...
    d6

  • Lake Yoa

    Lake   geoscience
    Measuring rock-magnetic data and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Lake Yoa is the most famous, and second largest of the Lakes of Ounianga, a...
    a2 f6

  • Los Casares

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Los Casares is a limestone cave located in the Upper Tagus River basin, in an elevated area (1050 m above sea level) of the southern Spanish plateau...
    c1

  • Mazraat Kfardebiane

    Open Air   archaeology
    Mazraat Kfardebiane is a Late Middle Palaeolithic site in Mount Lebanon that illustrates particular techno-typological configurations rarely addressed...
    b1

  • Michmiche Gouffre

    Open Air   archaeology
    Michmiche Gouffre is a Late Middle Palaeolithic site in Mount Lebanon that illustrates particular techno-typological configurations rarely addressed...
    b1

  • Mochena Borago

    Abri   geoscience, archaeology
    Mochena Borago Rockshelter in southwest Ethiopia provides one of the most important archaeological sites for investigations on human adaptions and...
    a1

  • Mohoş crater

    Lake   geoscience
    Mohoş crater (46°08'N, 025°54'E) is located within the Ciomadul volcano complex in the Eastern Carpathians (Romania). The crater is in-filled with...
    b2

  • Neziri Cave

    Cave   archaeology
    Neziri is a karstic cave in an Early Cretaceous limestone formation that is located about 1 km north-west of Blazi Cave on a higher karstic level. The...
    b1 z2

  • Peña Cabra

    Abri   geoscience, archaeology
    Peña Cabra is a northwest-oriented limestone rock shelter located in the Sorbe River Valley (Upper Tagus River basin), close to the southeastern...
    c1

  • Peña Capón

    Abri   geoscience, archaeology
    Peña Capón is a north-west oriented limestone rock shelter located in the Sorbe River Valley (Upper Tagus River basin), close to the southeastern...
    c1

  • Rasova Loess-Paleosol Sequence

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    The stratigraphic profile at Rasova - Valea cu Pietre, is located northeast of the village of Rasova in southern Dobrogea (Romania) and contains ~ 7m...
    b1

  • Ringen Profiles

    Open Air   geoscience
    Field campaign March 2016. Several profiles of loess-paleosol-sequence preserved here covering the last glacial cycle. Specialty here is a paleo-moor...
    d1

  • Romont Profiles

    Open Air   geoscience
    Field campaigns February, May and September 2014 and April and May 2015. Several loess-paleosol-profiles investigated here, which consist of mainly...
    d1

  • Româneşti-Dumbrăviţa I

    Open Air   archaeology
    The site of Româneşti-Dumbrăviţa I (Timiș County, Romania) is situated in the Bega River Valley, about 100 km east of Timișoara (Romania), at the...
    b1

  • Saqia Cave

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Saqia Cave is located around 11 km northwest of Sodmein Cave in the same limestone ridge of Djebel Duwi. The cave is subject of the geoarchaeological...
    a1

  • Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret)

    Lake   geoscience
    Two sediment cores were investigated: 1) a ca. 18 m composite profile (Holocene) and 2) a ca. 9 m profile (Last Glacial).
    b3

  • Seňa I (Hornad Valley)

    Open Air   archaeology
    In July of 2016, the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Slovak Republic and the University of Cologne conducted a small-scale...
    b1

  • Shën Mitri

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Shën Mitri is an open air site that is located on a plain with thick colluvial sediment layers south-east from the antique site of Butrint. Excavation...
    b1 z2

  • Sima de las Palomas de Teba

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Sima de Las Palomas de Teba lies in the karstic complex of the Peñarrubia mountain zone in Guadalteba county near the town Teba (Málaga, Spain). Sima...
    c1 z2

  • Sodmein Cave

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Sodmein Cave is situated in the isolated Tertiary limestone complex of Djebel Duwi (Red Sea Mountains), which runs nearly parallel to the Red Sea...
    a1

  • Sodmein Playa

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    During surveying activities of wadi terraces a new archaeological site “Sodmein Playa” 14/01 was discovered around 3 km south-west of Sodmein Cave....
    a1

  • Stalac LPS

    Open Air   geoscience
    Loess-Paleosol Sequence. The section is located in the interior of the Central Balkan region, south of the typical loess distribution. It contains...
    b1

  • Szeleta Cave

    Cave   geoscience, archaeology
    Szeleta Cave is situated in northeastern Hungary in the Bükk Mountains formed in the limestone escarpment of the Szinva Valley at 345 m.a.s.l. and 100...
    b1

  • Ságvár

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Loess-Paleosol Sequence next to former archeological excavation. Contains two Gravettian occupation layers.
    b1

  • Talheim Profiles

    Open Air   geoscience
    Investigation campaign Kraichgau March 2015. The loess-paleosol-sequence Talheim covers at least the last two glacial cycles. There is evidence that...
    d1

  • Tincova Selişte I

    Open Air   archaeology
    The archaeological site of Tincova is situated on the western edge of the Poiana Ruscă mountains on a wide terrace structure southeast of the village...
    b1

  • Urluia Loess-Palaeosol Sequence

    Open Air   geoscience
    Loess-Paleosol Sequence in the Lower Danube Basin in eastern Romania. 16 m of loess were sampled in 2014. Sampling continued in 2015. Samples...
    b2

  • Wadi Sabra

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Since 2009, a multi-disciplinary research team from Cologne and Aachen carried out annual field campaigns in Wadi Sabra, south of the former Nabatean...
    b1

  • Wadi Sodmein Terraces

    Open Air   geoscience, archaeology
    Numerous well-preserved surface remnants (wadi terraces) can be documented and analysed in the direct surrounding of Sodmein Cava / Sodmein Playa. One...
    a1

  • Yabrud rock shelter

    Abri  
    Yabrud is one of the earliest excavated sites in Syria. First excavations were conducted between 1930-33 by Alfred Rust and later by Ralph Solecki in...
    b1

  • Zafarraya Polje

    Open Air   geoscience
    The Zafarraya Polje is a large endorheic basin a couple of km to the north of the well-known palaeolithic site of Boquete de Zafarraya. The CRC806 did...
    c1 c3

  • Zilly Profile

    Open Air   geoscience
    Northern Harz Foreland field campaign July 2014. Loess-Paleosol-Sequence of the Last Glacial. The sequence covers the last phase of high aeolian...
    d1

  • |Gomais (Farm Six), Oshikoto region, Namibia

    Open Air   other
    Anthropological research fieldsite for work done on the effect of sedentarisation on folk knowledge practices and subsistence in 2014-15. Farm run by...
    e3

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