Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Amy Oechsner

Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Arbeitsgruppe Archäobotanik

Office: Room 706, Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Rümelinstraße 23. 

Mail: amy.oechsnerspam prevention@gmail.com

Research Interests

Research Project Goals

I aim to use carpology to augment our understanding of the evolution of cultural modernity in South Africa as well as augment the infrastructure necessary for improved implementation of carpological analysis of material from the South African Middle Stone Age.

Specifically I am interested in determining if the composition of the carpological assemblage changed with time, if this change correlates with the cultural taxonomic units defined by the stone artifacts, what the plant remains can tell us about plant use at the site, and the composition of the paleoenvironment.


Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2017

Masters of Science
Specialization: Archaeobotany
Thesis: An Archaeobotanical Study of the Lower Paleolithic Site of Schöningen 13II
Institute for Archaeological Sciences
Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
Advisors: PD Dr. Simone Riehl and Prof. Dr. Nicholas J. Conard
Examination Date: 20 October 2017


Nov. 2012 – Jan. 2013
Certificate of Completion
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Course
GIS Master’s Program
Louisiana Tech University Division of Continuing Education

Aug. 2006 – May 2010
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Archaeology
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA

Oct. 2008 – June 2009
Study Abroad
Department of Archaeology
Durham University, Durham, UK

June – July 2009
Archaeological Field School
Dickinson Excavation Project und Archaeological Survey of Mycenae, Greece

Awards and Research Assistantships


Papers, Posters and Forums

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Employment and Fieldwork

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Archaeological Outreach




Archaeological Illustration

Adeptly illustrate copper alloy, iron, wood, glass, faience, chipped-stone, ground-stone, leather, and ceramic artifacts. Experienced in illustrating unit profiles, archaeological features, human remains, and artifacts in situ.

Technical Skills