Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Dr. Andrew W. Kandel

Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen
Research Center: "The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans" (ROCEEH)
Hölderlinstraße 12
72074 Tübingen

Office: Room S 236

Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-72133
Mail: a.kandel@uni-tuebingen.de

Office hours: n.a. 

Research Interests

My current field work focuses on the Levant (Israel) and the Caucasus (Armenia). My research emphasizes the analysis of diachronic settlement patterns, landscape archaeology, Pleistocene lifeways, modes of subsistence, environmental reconstruction and coastal adaptations, as well as the origins of personal ornaments. My work examines changes in culture related to new technological and subsistence behaviors at the transition from the Middle to Upper Paleolithic in the Levant and the Caucasus. My other current projects look at the development of ocher use across Africa during the Middle Stone Age and the manufacture of ostrich eggshell beads at Mumba Rockshelter in Tanzania.

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