Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie
Dr. A. Kandel CV Publikationen

Publikationen

2019

Frahm, E., Gasparyan, B. & Kandel, A.W. (online). Upper Palaeolithic Settlement and Mobility in the Armenian Highlands: Agent-Based Modeling, Obsidian Sourcing, and Lithic Analysis at Aghitu-3 Cave. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology. DOI: 10.1007/s41982-019-00025-5

Ioannidou, M., Falcucci, A., Röding, C. &Kandel, A. W. (2019). Eighth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 28, 52-54.

Will, M., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2019). Midden or molehill: the role of coastal adaptations in human evolution and dispersal. Journal of World Prehistory 32: 33-72.

2018

Kandel, A.W., Bretzke, B. & Conard, N.J. (2018). Epipaleolithic shell beads from Damascus Province, Syria. Humans and Quaternary Environments in the Levant in Honour of Professor Mina Weinstein-Evron. Quaternary International 464A: 126-140.

Shimelmitz, R., Friesem, D., Clark, J.L., Groman-Yaroslavski, I., Weissbrod, L., Porat, N. & Kandel, A.W. (2018). Sefunim Cave. The Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic of Sefunim Cave, Israel. Humans and Quaternary Environments in the Levant in Honour of Professor Mina Weinstein-Evron. Quaternary International 464A: 106-125.

Shimelmitz, R. & Kandel, A.W. (2018). Investigating our Past with a Smile: Remembering Avraham Ronen (1935-2018). Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte 27: 87-90.

Taller, A., Gasparyan, B. & Kandel, A.W. (2018). Living on the edge: The earliest modern human settlement of the Armenian Highlands in Aghitu-3 Cave. In: Nishiaki, Y. & Akazawa, T. (Eds.) The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond. Springer, Singapore, pp. 119-131.

Wolf, S. Dapschauskas, R., Velliky, B, Floss, H., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2018). The use of ochre and painting during the Upper Paleolithic of the Swabian Jura in the context of the development of ochre use in Africa and Europe. Open Archaeology 4: 185-205.

2017

Bretzke, B., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2017). The Middle Paleolithic sequence of Wadi Mushkuna Rockshelter and its implications for hominin settlement dynamics in western Syria. Quaternary International 435A: 106-114.

Bretzke, B., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2017). Establishing regional sequences: The Qalamunian Upper Paleolithic and its implications for the two-tradition model in the Levant. In: Wojtczak, D., al Najjar, M., Jagher, R., Elsuede, H., Wegmüller, F. & Otte, M. (Eds.) Vocation préhistoire: Hommage à Jean-Marie Le Tensorer. ERAUL 148, Liege, pp. 43-56.

Kandel, A.W., Bretzke, B. & Conard, N.J. (online). Epipaleolithic shell beads from Damascus Province, Syria. Humans and Quaternary environments Levant. Quaternary International. doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.07.021

Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B., Allué, E., Bigga, G., Bruch, A.A., Cullen, V.L., Frahm, E., Ghukasyan, R., Gruwier, B., Jabbour, F., Miller, C.E., Taller, A., Vardazaryan, V., Vasilyan, D. & Weissbrod, L. (2017). The earliest evidence for Upper Paleolithic occupation in the Armenian Highlands at Aghitu-3 Cave. Journal of Human Evolution: 110: 37-68.

Karakostis, A.F., Velliky, B. & Kandel, A.W. (2017). Sixth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 26: 7-8.

Napierala, H., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2017). Small game and shifting subsistence patterns from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Natufian at Baaz Rockshelter, Syria. In: Mashkour, M. & Beech, M. (Eds.) Archaeozoology of the Near East, Vol. 9. Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 2-9.

Stahlschmidt, M.C., Miller, C.E., Kandel, A.W., Goldberg, P., Conard, N.J. (2017). Site formation processes and Late Natufian domestic spaces at Baaz Rockshelter, Syria: A micromorphological perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12: 499-514

2016

Kandel, A.W., Bolus, M., Bretzke, K., Bruch, A.A., Haidle, M.N., Hertler, C. & Märker, M. (2016). Increasing behavioral flexibility? An integrative macro-scale approach to understanding the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23, 623-668.

Uhl, A., Mentzer, S.M. & Kandel, A.W. (2016). Fifth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 41-42.

Will, M., Kandel, A.W., Kyriacou, K. & Conard, N.J. (2016). An evolutionary perspective on coastal adaptations by modern humans during the Middle Stone Age of Africa. Quaternary International 404B: 68-86.

Bretzke, B., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (submitted). The Middle Paleolithic sequence of Wadi Mushkuna Rockshelter and its implication for hominin settlement dynamics in western Syria. Quaternary International.

Taller, A., Gasparyan, B. & Kandel, A.W. (submitted). Living on the edge: The earliest modern human settlement of the Armenian Highlands in Aghitu-3 Cave. Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, Springer.

2015

Kandel, A.W., Bolus, M., Bretzke, K., Bruch, A.A., Haidle, M.N., Hertler, C. & Märker, M. (2015). Increasing behavioral flexibility? An integrative macro-scale approach to understanding the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. doi: 10.1007/s10816-015-9254-y.

Kyriacou, K., Parkington, J.E., Will, M., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2015). Middle and Later Stone Age shellfish exploitation strategies and coastal foraging at Hoedjiespunt and Lynch Point, Saldanha Bay, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 57:197-206.

Reyes-Centeno, H., Mentzer, S.M. & Kandel, A.W. (2015). Fourth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 24: 1-2.

Schmaltz, E., Märker, M., Rosner, H.-J. & Kandel, A.W. (2015). The integration of landscape processes in archaeological site prediction in the Mugello basin (Tuscany/Italy). In: Giligny, F. , Djindjian, F. Costa, L. Moscati P. & Robert S. (eds.) CAA2014, 21st Century Archaeology, Concepts, Methods and Tools. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 451-458.

Will, M., Kandel, A.W., Kyriacou, K. & Conard, N.J. (2015). An evolutionary perspective on coastal adaptations by modern humans during the Middle Stone Age of Africa. Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.021.

2014

Bruch, A.A., Kandel, A.W. & Lordkipanidze, D. (2014). The role of the Southern Caucasus on early human evolution and expansion – refuge, hub or source area? A workshop held in Tbilisi, Georgia, October 15–20, 2013. Antiquity

359, antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/bruch339/.

Gasparyan, B., Kandel, A.W. & Montoya, C. (2014). Living the high life: The Upper Paleolithic settlement of the Armenian Highlands. In: Gasparyan, B. & Arimura, A. (eds.) Stone Age of Armenia. A Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia. Kanazawa University, Japan, pp. 107-131.

Kandel, A.W. & Gasparyan, B. (2014). Seit wann leben Menschen im kaukasischen Hochgebirge? Senckenberg: Natur – Forschung – Museum. 144 (7/8): 288-289.

Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B., Nahepetyan, S., Taller, A. & Weissbrod, L. (2014). The Upper Paleolithic Settlement of the Armenian Highlands. In: M. Otte & F. Le Brun-Ricalens (Eds.) Modes de contacts et de déplacements au Paléolithique eurasiatique, Actes du colloque international de la commission 8 (Paléolithique supérieur) de l'UISPP, Université de Liège, 28-31 mai 2012. ERAUL 140: 39-60.

Kandel, A.W., Mentzer, S.M., Noback, M.L. & Reyes-Centeno, H. (2014). Third Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 23, 45-46.

Will, M., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2014). Coastal adaptations and settlement systems on the Cape and Horn of Africa during the Middle Stone Age. In: N.J. Conard & A. Delagnes (Eds.) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Vol. IV, pp. 47-75. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

2013

46 | Clark, J.L. & Kandel, A.W. (2013). The evolutionary implications of variation in human hunting strategies and diet breadth during the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa. Current Anthropology 54(S8), S269-S287.

45 | Conard, N.J., Bretzke, K., Deckers, K., Hillgruber, F.K., Kandel, A.W., Masri, M., Napierala, H., Riehl, S. & Stahlschmidt, M. (2013). Natufian lifeways in the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. In: O. Bar-Yosef & F.R. Valla (Eds.) Natufian Foragers in the Levant Terminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia. International Monographs in Prehistory Archaeological Series 19, Ann Arbor, pp. 1-16.

44 | Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2013). Stone Age Economics and Landuse in the Geelbek Dunes. In: A. Jerardino, A. Malan & D. Braun (Eds.) The Archaeology of the West Coast of South Africa. British Archaeological Reviews International Series 2526, Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 84, pp. 24-49. Oxford: Archaeopress.

43 | Kandel, A.W., Noback, M.L. & Slizewski, A. (2013). Second Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 22: 157-158.

42 | Napierala, H., Van Neer, W., Kandel, A.W., Peters, J. Uerpmann H.-P. & Conard, N.J. (2013). Fish in the Desert? The Younger Dryas and its influence on the paleoenvironment at Baaz Rockshelter, Syria. In: O. Bar-Yosef & F.R. Valla (Eds.) Natufian Foragers in the Levant Terminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia. International Monographs in Prehistory Archaeological Series 19, Ann Arbor, pp. 73-82.

41 | Will, M., Parkington, J.E., Kandel, A.W., Conard, N.J. (2013). Coastal adaptations and the MSA lithic assemblages from Hoedjiespunt 1 in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 64: 518-537.

2012

40 | Kandel, A.W., Bauer, C.C., Noback, M.L. & Singh, N. (2012). First Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 21: 167-168.

39 | Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2012). Settlement patterns during the Earlier and Middle Stone Age around Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape (South Africa). Quaternary International 270: 15-29.

38 | Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B., Bruch, A.A., Weissbrod, L. & Zardaryan, D. (2012). Introducing Aghitu-3, the First Upper Paleolithic Cave Site in Armenia. ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies 6(2): 7-23.

37 | Kandel, A.W. & Hertler, C. (2012). Homo sapiens…“wo noch nie zuvor ein Mensch gewesen ist“. Archäologie in Deutschland 2012 (4): 28-29.

36 | Thomas, D.B., Chinsamy A., Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (2012). Chemical investigation of mineralisation categories used to assess taphonomy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 361-362: 104-110.

2011

35 | Bretzke, K., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2011). Deducing landuse patterns from archaeological survey data. Chronique Archéologique en Syrie 5: 11-18.

2006-2010

34 | Conard, N.J., Masri, M., Bretzke, B., Napierala, H., & Kandel, A.W. (2010) Modeling Middle Paleolithic land use in the Damascus Province, Syria. In: N.J. Conard & A. Delagnes (Eds.) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Vol. III, pp. 123-144. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

33 | Conard, N.J., Masri, M., Bretzke, K., Napierala, H.A., Welte, B. & Kandel, A.W. (2010). The 2008 Excavation at the Middle Paleolithic site of Wadi Mushkuna Rockshelter, Damascus Province, Syria. Chroniques Archéologiques Syriennes 4: 13-22.

32 | Conard, N.J., Masri, M., Bretzke, K., Stahlschmidt, M. & Kandel, A.W. (2010). The 2008 TDASP Survey in the Damascus Province, Syria and the refinement of models of Paleolithic landuse. Chroniques Archéologiques Syriennes 4: 23-29.

31 | Haidle, M.N., Bolus, M., Bruch, A.A., Hertler, C., Kandel, A.W., Märker, M., Conard, N.J., Hochschild, V., Schrenk, F. & Mosbrugger, V. (2010). The role of culture in early expansions of humans–A new research center. Quaternary International 223-224: 429–430.

30 | Kandel, A.W., Conard, N.J. & Masri M. (2010). The Settlement of Southwestern Syria: Results from the Tübingen Damascus Excavation and Survey Project (1999-2008). In: A. Abdurahman (Ed.) The History and Antiquities of al-Golan: International Conference, pp. 57-70. Damascus: Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums.

29 | Conard, N.J., Walker, S.J. & Kandel, A.W. (2008). How heating and cooling and wetting and drying lead to differential preservation based on animal size and degree of mineralization. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 266: 236-245.

28 | Fuchs, M., Kandel, A.W., Conard, N.J., Walker, S.J. & Felix-Henningsen, P. (2008). Geoarchaeological and chronostratigraphic investigations of open-air sites in the Geelbek Dunes, South Africa. Geoarchaeology 23: 425-449.

27 | Dodonov, A.E, Kandel, A.W., Simakova, A.N., Masri, M. & Conard, N.J. (2007). Geoarchaeological characteristics of open-air Paleolithic sites in the Ma’aloula region, Damascus Province, Syria. Geoarchaeology 22: 589-606.

26 | Kandel, A.W. (2007). Comparative Studies in Landscape Archaeology. Archäologisches Nachrichtenblatt 12: 63-64.

25 | Conard, N.J., Dietl, H., Dodonov, A.E., Drechsler, P., Kandel, A.W. & Masri, M. (2006). Results from the 2004 TDASP Survey. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 325-336. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

24 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (2006a). The economics and settlement dynamics of the later Holocene inhabitants of near coastal environments in the West Coast National Park (South Africa). In: H.-P. Wotzka (Ed.) Grundlegungen. Beiträge zur europäischen und afrikanischen Archäologie für Manfred K.H. Eggert, pp. 329-355. Tübingen: Francke. [pdf]

23 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (2006b). The May 1999 Paleolithic survey in the Damascus and Mediterranean regions. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 275-290. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

22 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Abdulrachman, A. (2006). The 2000 excavation at Baaz Rockshelter. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 171-178. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

21 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W., Dodonov, A.E. & Abdulrachman, A. (2006). The 2000 Ma’aloula Paleolithic survey. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 297-310. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

20 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Dyab, A. (2006a). The 1999 excavation at Baaz Rockshelter. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 161-170. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

19 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Dyab, A. (2006b). The 1999 Ma’aloula Paleolithic survey. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus s Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 291-296. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

18 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Masri, M. (2006a). The 2003 Ma’aloula Paleolithic survey. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 311-324. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

17 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Masri, M. (2006b). The 2004 excavation at Baaz Rockshelter. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 179-186. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

16 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W. & Masri, M. (2006c). Results of the 2005 TDASP Survey in the Damascus Province, Syria. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Tübingen-Damascus Excavation and Survey Project: 1999-2005, pp. 337-349. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

15 | Kandel, A.W., Walker, S.J. & Conard, N.J. (2006). Near-coastal settlement dynamics at the Anyskop Blowout, an archaeological locality at Langebaanweg, South Africa. African Natural History 2: 186-187.

2003-2005

14 | Dietl, H., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2005). Middle Stone Age settlement and land use at the open-air sites of Geelbek and Anyskop, South Africa. Journal of African Archaeology 3 (2), 233-244.

13 | Kandel, A.W. (2005). Comparative Studies in Landscape Archaeology. Doctoral thesis: University of Tübingen.

12 | Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2005). Production sequences of ostrich eggshell beads and settlement dynamics in the Geelbek Dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 32, 1711-1721.

11 | Avery, G., Kandel, A.W., Klein, R.G., Conard, N.J. & Cruz-Uribe, K. (2004). Tortoises as food and taphonomic elements in palaeo « landscapes ». In: J.-P. Brugal & J. Desse (Eds.) Petits Animaux et Sociétés Humaines. Du Complément Alimentaire aux Ressources Utilitaires: XXIVe rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes, pp. 147-161. Antibes: Editions APDCA.

10 | Conard, N.J., Kandel, A.W., Dodonov, A.E. & Masri, M. (2004). Middle Paleolithic Settlement in the Ma’aloula region of the Damascus Province, Syria. In: N.J. Conard (Ed.) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Vol. II, pp. 65-87. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

9 | Kandel, A.W. (2004). Modification of ostrich eggs by carnivores and its bearing on the interpretation of archaeological and paleontological finds. Journal of Archaeological Science 31, 377-391.

8 | Felix-Henningsen, P., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2003). The significance of calcretes and paleosols on ancient dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa, as stratigraphic markers and paleoenvironmental indicators. In: G. Füleky (Ed.) Papers of the 1st International Conference on Soils and Archaeology, Százhalombatta, Hungary, 30 May-3 June 2001. BAR International Series 1163, pp. 45-52. Oxford: Archaeopress.

7 | Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2003). Scavenging and processing of whale meat and blubber by Later Stone Age people of the Geelbek Dunes, Western Cape. South African Archaeological Bulletin 58: 91-93.

6 | Kandel, A.W., Felix-Henningsen, P. & Conard, N.J. (2003). An overview of the spatial archaeology of the Geelbek Dunes, Western Cape, South Africa. In: G. Füleky (Ed.) Papers of the 1st International Conference on Soils and Archaeology, Százhalombatta, Hungary, 30 May-3 June 2001. BAR International Series 1163, pp. 37-44. Oxford: Archaeopress.

1999-2002

5 | Rink, W.J., Kandel, A.W. & Conard, N.J. (2002). The ESR geochronology and geology of the open-air Palaeolithic deposits in Bollschweil, Germany. Archaeometry 44: 635-650.

4 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (2001). Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age Settlement Systems. Prehistoria 2000 (1): 190-196.

3 | Bolus, M., Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (1999). Grabungen vor dem Hohlenstein im Lonetal, Gemeinden Bissingen und Asselfingen, Alb-Donau-Kreis. Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Baden-Württemberg 1998: 40-47.

2 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (1999). Die neue Ausgrabungen in Bollschweil, Kreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald - ein mittelpaläolithischer Fundplatz mit Mammutresten. Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Baden-Württemberg 1998: 35-40.

1 | Conard, N.J., Prindiville, T.J. & Kandel, A.W. (1999). The Stone Age Archaeology and Ecology of the Geelbek Dunes, West Coast National Park, South Africa. South African Field Archaeology 8: 35-45.

selbständige Veröffentlichungen

3 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (Eds.) (1999). Second Conference of the UISPP Commission 27: Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age Settlement Systems. Abstracts and Excursion Guide. Tübingen: Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters.

2 | Conard, N.J. & Kandel, A.W. (Eds.) (1997). Reports for the Second Wallertheim Workshop. 23-25 March 1997. Tübingen: Department of Early Prehistory, University of Tübingen.

1 | Stellrecht, I. (1995). Project Summary: A Chronicle of Change–Culture Area Karakorum. A.W. Kandel (Ed.). Islamabad: Pak-German Research Project.

Ausgewähte Tagungsberichte

10. Sep. 2015, European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, 5th Meeting, London. Results from the renewed excavations at the Middle to Upper Paleolithic site of Sefunim Cave in Mount Carmel, Israel.

14. Jul. 2015, Expansion 2015, Frankfurt. The concept of behavioral hyperplasticity as a framework for examining expansions of cultural change during the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa.

7. Apr. 2015, Hugo Obermaier Society, 57th Meeting, Heidenheim. Latest results from Aghitu-3 Cave, an Early Upper Paleolithic Cave site in the Southern Armenian Highlands – Poster.

1. Dec. 2014, Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing Evolutionary Models of Learning, 2nd international conference, Hokkaido. Living on the edge: The earliest modern human settlement of the Armenian Highlands.

1. Dec. 2014, Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing Evolutionary Models of Learning, 2nd international conference, Hokkaido. Learning outside the box: A perspective from the Upper Paleolithic of Sefunim Cave, Israel.

7. Oct. 2014, Deutscher Archäologiekongress, 8th Meeting, Berlin. Flexibilität ist alles! Ein integrativer Large-Scale-Untersuchungsansatz zur Entwicklung des Middle Stone Age Südafrikas.

19. Sep. 2014, European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, 4th meeting, Florence. Multidisciplinary studies of a 31,000 year old canid skull from Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia – Poster.

10. Sep. 2014, Contextualizing technological change and cultural evolution in the MSA of southern Africa, workshop, Tübingen. Cultural dynamics and the rise of hyperplasticity in the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa.

15 Jul. 2014, 14th Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association & 22nd Meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. What is modern? The concept of behavioral hyperplasticity as a framework for examining cultural change during the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa.

2. May 2014, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2014, Vienna. Environmental change and cultural adaptation in the southern Caucasus: latest results from Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia – Poster.

22. Apr. 2014, Hugo Obermaier Society, 56th Meeting, Braunschweig. The Upper Paleolithic lithic assemblages of Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia – Poster.

22. Nov 2013, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen. Cultural adaptations in the Southern Caucasus: latest results from Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia.

18. Oct. 2013, The Role of the Southern Caucasus on Early Human Evolution and Expansion, Tbilisi. Cultural adaptations in the Southern Caucasus: Early evidence for clothing from Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia.

21. Sep. 2013, European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, 3rd meeting, Vienna. New excavations at Sefunim Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel – Poster.

25. Jun. 2013, Archaeozoology of Southwestern Asia, 11th International Meeting, Haifa. A new look at the shell beads from Sefunim Cave, Mount Carmel (Israel) – Poster.

30. Apr. 2013, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The Upper Paleolithic Settlement of the Armenian Highlands.

29. Apr. 2013, Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth. Settlement patterns in the Central Levant: A view from the other side of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains.

12. Apr. 2013, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2013, Vienna. Onwards and upwards in the Caucasus – A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the lifeways of the earliest modern humans in Armenia.

2. Apr. 2013, Hugo Obermaier Society, 55th Meeting, Vienna. Latest results from Aghitu-3, an Early Upper Paleolithic cave site in Armenia.

21. June 2012 Society of Africanist Archaeologists, 21st Meeting, Toronto. The production and dating of ostrich eggshell artifacts from Mumba Rockshelter, Tanzania.

29. May 2012, Union Internationale des Sciences Pré- et Protohistoriques, Meeting of Commission 8, Modes de contacts et de déplacements au Paléolithique eurasiatique, Liège. The Upper Paleolithic settlement of the Armenian Highlands.

24. Apr. 2012, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2012, Vienna. Increasing behavioral flexibility? An integrative approach to understanding the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa.

21. Nov. 2011. Archaeological Seminar, University of Haifa. Settlement patterns in the Central Levant: A view from the other side of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains.

15 Nov. 2010, Langebaanweg 2010: Changing Landscape and Biotas of the Cape West Coast, Cape Town. Stones from bones: Pleistocene faunal remains from the Geelbek Dunes and Anyskop Blowout.

10 Nov. 2010, Hominin Ecology, Environment and Dispersal, Johannesburg. Surf and turf: Landscape use during the ESA and MSA around Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape

2 Nov. 2010, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar. 13th Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association & 20th Meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists. Settlement patterns during the ESA and MSA around Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape (South Africa).

8 Apr. 2010, Hugo Obermaier Society, 52st Meeting, Leipzig. The Early Upper Paleolithic Site of Aghitu-3 Cave in the Southern Caucasus, Armenia

16 Apr. 2009, Hugo Obermaier Society, 51st Meeting, Ljubljana. Making sense of space in the Geelbek Dunes of Western Cape Province, South Africa.

10 Nov. 2008, The History and Antiquities of Al-Golan, an International Meeting, Damascus. The Paleolithic Settlement of Southwestern Syria.

9 Sep. 2008, Society of Africanist Archaeologists, 19th Meeting, Frankfurt. The significance of coastal adaptations along the southern and western coasts of South Africa.

8 Nov. 2006, Langebaanweg 2006: Symposium and Workshop, Langebaan. Near-Coastal Settlement Dynamics at the Anyskop Blowout, an Archaeological Locality in the West Coast Fossil Park, South Africa

27 Apr. 2006, Society of American Anthropology, 71st Annual Meeting, San Juan. Out of the Caves and Beyond the Middens: New Results from the Open-Air MSA Sites in the Western Cape.

25 Apr. 2006, Paleoanthropology Society, Annual Meeting, San Juan. Surf and Turf: Near Coastal Adaptations during the Middle & Later Stone Age of the Western Cape, South Africa.

11 Apr. 2006, Association of South African Archaeologists, Biennial Meeting, Pretoria. The Role of Stone Features in the LSA Settlement of the Geelbek Dunes, South Africa.

30 Aug 2005, West Coast Fossil Park, 5th International Bone Diagenesis Meeting, Field trip to Langebaanweg. An introduction to the archaeological locality of Anyskop

29 Aug. 2005, University of Cape Town, 5th International Bone Diagenesis Meeting. Faunal preservation in deflation hollows and the limits of taphonomic models based on bone density.

7 Jul. 2005, University of Botswana, Gaborone. 12th Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association. New evidence for the use of whale in the economy of Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers on the West Coast of South Africa.

1 Apr. 2005, South African Society for Quaternary Research (SASQUA) Biennial Meeting, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Oral Poster Presentation. The paleoecology and archaeology of the Geelbek Dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa.

6 Apr. 2004, South African Archaeological Association (SA3) Biennial Meeting, Kimberley, South Africa 4-8 April 2004. Ostrich eggshell bead workshops in the Geelbek Dunes, Western Cape.