Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Michelle Deva Jebb-Albaba

Research Interests


Apr. 2010 - Ongoing

Doctoral Candidate: Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württenburg

Oct. 2005 - Nov. 2008

Magister Artium: Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württenburg

Aug. 1997 - Jun. 2001

Bachelor of Arts: Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin (Graduation: August 2002)

Archaeological Employment

Jul. 2009 – Ongoing

Seasonal Field Archaeobotanist: Institut für Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde, Universität Freiburg – Freiburg, GERMANY

Oct. 2006 - Nov. 2008 Archaeobotanical Laboratory Assistant: Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen – Tübingen, GERMANY
Mar. 2004 - Mar. 2007 Archaeological Field Assistant: Kommission für Archäologie Auβereuropäischer Kulturen, DAI, and the Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine, Ministère de la Culture – Afso and Rabat, MOROCCO
May - Aug. 2003, Jul 2004 - Jan. 2005 Seasonal Archaeology Technician/Crew Chief: USDA Forest Service – Ashley National Forest, Vernal, UTAH
Jan. - Mar. 2003 Cultural Resource Management Archaeologist: Professional Archaeological Services – San Diego, CALIFORNIA

Miscellaneous archaeological field schools & projects

Sep.-Nov. 2010 - Ongoing

Damascus Basin (Lower Paleolithic through Epipaleolithic), Paleolithic

Jul. 2009 Aïn el Hanech (Oldowan), Archaeological Excavations and Illustrations, Laboratoire d’Archéologie, Université d’Alger – El Eulma, ALGERIA
Sep. 2008 Hohle Fels (Middle to Late Paleolithic), Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen Field School – Blaubeuren, GERMANY.
Feb. 2003 Carter Military Road (Historic), Passport in Time Volunteer, USDA Forest Service – Ashley National Forest, Vernal, UTAH.
Jan. 2003 Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (Historic) and Paleo-Indian Sites, Passport in Time Volunteer, USDA Forest Service – Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA.
Sep.- Dec. 2002 SD-5581 (Luiseño-Paleoindian), Unit Chief for Palomar College Advanced Excavation Field School – San Diego, CALIFORNIA.
Jun. - Jul. 2001 Pre-Incan (Alto-Ramirez Period, ca. 2,000+ BP) graves and housing, Beloit College Field School – Pisagua and Iquique, CHILE.
May - Jul. 1994 Presidio Hill Mission (Historic), Center for Spanish Colonial Archaeology Volunteer – Presidio Park, San Diego, CALIFORNIA.

Archaeology-related presentations and awards

May 2011: Paper presentation “Preliminary research in to the techno-cultural implications of diminutive bifaces: the Lebanese and Syrian assemblages,” The 2nd International Symposium of Bifaces of the Lower and Middle Pleistocene of the World, Jeongok, SOUTH KOREA.

May 2011: Poster presentation “TDASP’s decade of contributions to understanding the Lower Paleolithic of Syria,” The 2nd International Symposium of Bifaces of the Lower and Middle Pleistocene of the World, Jeongok, SOUTH KOREA.

Jul. 2008: Poster presentation; The Acheulean open air sites of Ammorene I; Ammorene II; Morocco; Quenstedt-Jahresfeier, Tübingen, GERMANY.

Dec. 2004: Conceived, co-edited and contributed to the Heritage Guidebook: A resource for interns and/or volunteers working with the Heritage Deptartment of the Ashley National Forest (164 pp., unpublished but internally circulated), Vernal, UTAH.

Oct. 2004: Poster presentation; Basket Cases in the Uinta Mountains; co-authored with V. Mazer, 29th Great Basin Anthropological Conference, Sparks, NEVADA.

Sep. 2004: Guest lecturer at Utah State University (Extension), Early Man/Out of Africa, Vernal, UTAH.

Mar. 2004: Paper presentation; Out of Africa… and into Morocco? A look into the potential Australopithecine presence in Morocco; 11th Annual Maghrebi Area Studies Symposium, Rabat, MOROCCO.

Sep. 2003 - Jun. 2004: At-large Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco for Archaeology, funded by IIE and MACECE, Fes and Rabat, MOROCCO.

Additional Skills

COMPUTING – Extensive knowledge of Windows platforms and associated Microsoft programs. Proficient in all latest Adobe programs (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Working knowledge of LaTeX-based document processing and ArcView/ArcGIS.

LANGUAGES – German fluency (TestDaf certification) and intermediate French. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic and Dareejat (Moroccan).

BUSINESS – Extensive experience in business-related fields, especially in marketing, graphic design, product branding, and public relations.