Paläoanthropologie

Dr. Sireen El Zaatari

Function: Junior Research Group Leader


Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

 Room 514, Hauptgebäude, 2. OG
 +49-(0)7071-29-76554
+49-(0)7071-29-5717
sireen.el-zaatarispam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Consulting hours:
by arrangement

About

Sireen El Zaatari is a senior academic researcher/lecturer at the Paleoanthropology Workgroup. Her research focuses on dental anthropology, within which she applies several approaches for the taxonomic classification, dietary reconstruction, and life history documentation of hominins. Her main interest is directed towards the Paleolithic Period, specifically towards the better understanding of the effects of climatic change and variability on the subsistence patterns and life histories of Paleolithic hominins. Aside from dental anthropology, she is also interested more generally in human osteology and bioarchaeology. She is active in archaeological fieldwork and has directed and participated in several excavations. She is currently leading the ERC funded “REVIVE” archaeological project which focuses on the Paleolithic of Lebanon.

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Academic and Professional Trajectory

2022
Habilitation

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2022
Senior Academic Researcher/Lecturer

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2019
Akademic Researcher/Lecturer

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2013
Junior Research Group Leader

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2012 - 2013
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship (The Wenner-Gren Foundation)
2012
Research Fellow

Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2011
Lecturer

Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut

2009 - 2010
J. Lawrence Angel Fellowship in Human Skeletal Studies

Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2007 - 2009
Post-doctoral Researcher

Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2007
Ph. D. in Physical Anthropology

Stony Brook University

2002
M.A. in Physical Anthropology

Stony Brook University

1998
B.A. in Archaeology

American University of Beirut

Awards, grants & scholarships

2021 - 2026
Consolidator Grant (€1,999,875)

European Research Council

2017 - 2021
Research Grant (€338,000)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

2014
Synthesys Grant
2012 - 2013
Hunt Post-doctoral Fellowship ($40,000)

The Wenner Gren Foundation

2012
Research Fellowship

Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2009 - 2010
J. Lawrence Angel Fellowship in Human Skeletal Studies ($25,200)

Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2005
Dissertation Improvement Grant ($12,000)

The National Science Foundation (USA)

2005
Grant for Anthropological Research ($4,500)

The Leakey Foundation

2005
Ruggles-Gates Fun for Biological Research ($1870)

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

2003
Research Award ($500)

Stony Brook University

2000 - 2007
Tuition/Research/Teaching Scholarships

Stony Brook University

Selected Publications

McGrath, K, Limmer, LS, Lockey, AL, Guatelli-Steinberg, D, Reid, DJ, Witzel, C, Bocaege, E, McFarlin, SC, El Zaatari, S. 2021. 3D enamel profilometry reveals faster growth but similar stress severity in Neanderthal versus Homo sapiens teeth. Scientific Reports 11, 522. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-80148-w

El Zaatari, S. 2018. The central Levantine corridor: the Paleolithic of Lebanon. Quaternary International 466:33-47.

Sahle, Y, El Zaatari, S, White, TD. 2017. Hominid butchers and biting crocodiles in the African Plio-Pleistocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 114:13164-13169. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1716317114

El Zaatari, S, Grine, FE, Ungar, PS, Hublin, J-J. 2016. Neandertal versus modern human dietary responses to climatic fluctuations. PLOS ONE 11:e0153277. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153277

El Zaatari, S, Grine, FE, Ungar, PS, Hublin, J-J. 2011. Ecogeographic variation in Neandertal dietary habits: evidence from occlusal microwear texture analysis. Journal of Human Evolution 61: 411-424.

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