Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Institute for Archaeological Sciences

The Institute for Archaeological Sciences (INA) builds on a long tradition of excellence in archaeology, anthropology, and natural science research at the University of Tübingen. Encompassing researchers from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Humanities—with professors based in both the department of Geosciences and department of Ancient Studies and Art History—the Institute emphasizes a broad approach to understanding the human past through the lens of the natural sciences. Although interdisciplinary in nature and goal, the Institute is structurally organized into 7 wings.

Each wing consists of staff responsible for research, teaching, technical support and administration, and is managed by a wing head. Laboratories and collections are also managed within these wings. More information can be found by following the photo links below.

Stone Age Archaeology
Archaeo- and Palaeogenetics

Several of the wings in the INA are also affiliated with the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment (SHEP) at the University of Tübingen. 

In addition to research, the Institute offers a full range of teaching programs in paleoanthropology, archaeological science and human evolution, from the Bachelor to PhDs.


 !!! Changes to Application to M.Sc. Archaeological Sciences and Human Evolution !!!

  • New Deadline: 15.06
  • New required documents

For more information please visit the university's homepage


Summer Semester 2023

INA classes return 24th of April!
Check out the course catalog on Alma to find your classes


Chemistry Crash Course

We offer a Chemistry Crash Course for all ASHE students, especially interesting for Archaeometry and Geoarchaeology students!
Block course takes place from 17th-20th of April in Hölderlinstr. 12

Register now



ASHE Colloquium
When: Every Friday at 10 ct - 12 noon
Where: Geology Building (Hölderlinstr. 12) in room S320

Stone Age Archaeology Colloquium
When: Every Thursday at 11 c.t.
Where: The practice room of the castle.