Jan Kuper

M.A.
Jan Kuper
in A2

University of Cologne
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology - African Archaeology

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CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project A2
Late Quaternary High-Resolution Climate Archives in the Sahara

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Scientific Interests:

  • Lithic technology
  • Landscape archaeology of arid regions
  • Late Quaternary hunter-gatherers
  • Archaeology of mobility

Ph.D. Research Topic:

Late Quaternary Occupation of the Libyan Desert

Education:

2011: M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne

M.A. thesis:Dora 42/8 – ein epipaläolithischer Siedlungsplatz in der libyschen Sahara

Field Work / Research Assignments:

2013 Archaeological field work in Selima Oasis, Sudan

2011-2012 Archaeological field work at Sodmein Cave, Egypt

2009-2010 Archaeological field work in the Rhineland, Germany

2008 Archaeological field work at Jebel Haruj, Libya

2006 Archaeological field work at Mezhyrich, Ukraine

2005 Archaeological field work at Jebel Ouenat, Libya

2005 Archaeological field work in Lower Saxony, Germany

2004-2007 Archaeological field work in the Western Desert of Egypt

Appointments:

Since 2014 PhD Candidate, Project A2: Late Quaternary High-Resolution Climate Archives in the Sahara, CRC 806 (Our way to Europe), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

2012 – 2013 Researcher, African Archaeology Archive Cologne (AAArC), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

2011 – 2012 Research assistant, Project A2: Late Quaternary High-Resolution Climate Archives in the Sahara, CRC 806 (Our way to Europe), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

2010 – 2011 Student assistant, Project A2: Late Quaternary High-Resolution Climate Archives in the Sahara, CRC 806 (Our way to Europe), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

2009 – 2010 Student assistant, Beiträge zur urgeschichtlichen Landschaftsnutzung im Braunkohlerevier (LANU), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

2005 – 2007 Student assistant, Project A1: Climatic Change and Human Settlement between the Nile Valley and the Central Sahara, CRC 389 (ACACIA), Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

Professional Memberships:

  • Heinrich Barth Institute for African Archaeology and Environmental History e.V.
  • Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Conference Papers:

Kuper, J. (2015): Territorial patterns in the Epipalaeolithic of the Eastern Sahara. International Symposium "Desert and the Nile. Late Prehistory of the Nile Basin and the Sahara", Poznan, Poland.

Kröpelin, S., Karls, J., Kuper, J., Melles, M. (2012): Sedimentation changes in a complete Holocene lacustrine record in the Sahara: varve thickness, seasonality and event layers - Problems of identification, interpretation and chronology. 3rd Workshop PAGES Varves Workshop, Manderscheid / Eifel, Germany.

Kuper, J. (2011): Filling a gap: an Early Holocene site in Central Libya. International Symposium "Origin and Early Development of Food Producing Cultures in Northeastern Africa – 30 years later", Poznan, Poland.

Publications:

Kuper, J. (2015): Filling a gap: Early Holocene evidence from Central Libya. In: Kabaciński, J., Chłodnicki M., and Kobusiewicz, M. (eds.): Hunter-Gatherers and Early Food Producing Societies in Northeastern Africa, Studies in African Archaeology 14, Poznan, 337–350.

Kuper, J. (2011): Dora 42/8 – ein epipaläolithischer Siedlungsplatz in der libyschen Sahara. Archäologische Informationen 34/1, 151-158.

 

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