Shaddai Heidgen, M.Sc.

Doctoral student at

Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) Tübingen

Room S136

Hölderlinstr. 12
72074 Tübingen

Phone: +49 7071 29 74689

Research Interests

My research interests cover a wide range of disciplines including sedimentology, biostratigtraphy but specially paleolimnology, micropaleontology and paleo-environmental reconstructions involving Human activity. In the current Ph.D. project I am searching for a explanation between the relationship of climate and human occupation, depopulation and resettlements since the last 50,000 years.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2018

Ph.D. student of a Research project at Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany


Intern at Senckenberg Research Institut, Frankfurt-Germany


Master degree in Geosciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the Technische Universität München, Germany


Intern at the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, Germany


Intern and Freelancer at Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico, Peru


Intern at Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru


Undergraduate studies in Geological Engineering at  the Mayor National  University of  San Marcos, Peru


Scientific Research Projects

  • Since 10/2018: “Reconstructions of paleo-environmental changes and human activity in the valleys of Lake Schmiechen and the Ammer River of the past 50,000 years”
  • 2009-2011: “Geology and paleontology of the Pisco basin”
  • 2009-2011: “Geology of South American Continental plate using microfossils”
  • 2009-2011: “Quaternary paleontology in northwest Peru”
  • 2009-2011: “Cartography, analysis of aerial images and satellite data in the Andes”


Heidgen, S., Marinova, E., Krauß, R., Nelle, O., Ebner, M., Märkle, T., Miranda, T., Bofinger, J., Klingler, S., Junginger, A., 2020 (in press). Paleoenvironment and potential resources for early Holocene human subsistence in the Ammer River Valley (Germany) based on palaeoecological and bioarchaeological evidence. Quaternary International.

Borja Mejía, S. D., Alván De la Cruz, A. A., Smith, K. T., & Martínez, J. N. (2010). Los microvertebrados del Plio-Pleistoceno y su contexto paleoambiental, Celendín, Cajamarca. (Microvertebrates the Plio - Pleistocene and Its Paleoenvironmental Context Celendin, Cajamarca)

Alván De la Cruz, A. A., Ortega, M., Quispe, L., Borja, S., & Martínez, J. N. (2010). Ambientes depositacionales del Plioceno y Pleistoceno en la quebrada la Cruz y alrededores, Tumbes. (Depositional Environments of the Pliocene and Pleistocene of the Area: Ravine la Cruz and surroundings)

Alván, A., Vennari, V., Acosta, H., Borja, S., Giraldo, E. (2010). División y comparación Biozonal del Jurásico medio y superior en la cuenca Arequipa, Sur de Perú: Resultados Iniciales. XV Congreso Peruano de Geología. Sociedad Geológica del Perú, Cusco, Perú. Resúmenes Extendidos, 200-203. (Biozonal Division and Comparison of the Middle and Upper Jurassic of the Arequipa Basin, South of Peru: Initials Results)


Participant at Workshops, Congresses, Courses and Field trips

GESEP Training Course at National Core Repository of the German Geological Survey, BGR, Berlin-Spandau (10/2018)

Geological Excercises: Coral Reef excursion Vavvaru Island, Maldives (09-10/2014)

Geological Excercises: Raw Material Erzgebirge, Germany (07/2014)

Paleontological Exercises, Stuttgart-Germany (07/2013)

Analyzing reptiles skeletons and understanding the geology at Grube Messel at Senckenberg Institute, Frankfurt-Germany (2011)

XV Peruvian Geological Congress: presentation of a paper and seminar at the Geological Society of Peru, Lima-Peru (09/2010)

The Central Andes, a case Cenozoic crust growth in a continental arc at Mayor National University of San Marcos, Lima-Peru (05/2010)

IX Coneingemmet 2009: Climate change and the development of marine geology, Lima-Peru (10/2009)

X Coneingemmet 2008.Geology, mining and metallurgy as a basis for sustainable development and the importance of geotourism.

Workshop:Physical volcanology, Lima-Peru (11/2008)

Mayor National University of San Marcos Workshop: Influence of geology and the evaluation of reservoirs in oil exploration, Lima-Peru (10/2007)

Mayor National University of San Marcos Workshop:Geological exploration, Lima-Peru (11/2006)

Mayor National University of San Marcos Workshop:Geological exploration, mining and energy resources, Lima-Peru (06/2006)