Human Origins Leiden

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Eduard Pop

Personal Information:

Position: Postdoc researcher
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Phone or fax: +31(0)715271680
Location: Room 1.03, Rapenburg 73

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I am researching the taphonomy, spatial distribution, technology and typology of lithic material from the Eemian interglacial site Neumark-Nord 2Among the few sites securely dated to the Eemian Interglacial, Neumark-Nord 2/2 yielded the largest archaeological record of non-faunal (lithic) material. Most sites dated to the Eemian interglacial are biased through their travertine context or they represent a single-activity kill-site with large amounts of bone material and relatively low amounts of lithic material (Lehringen, Gröbern, Taubach). Neumark-Nord 2/2 was first considered to be among these kill-sites which are also situated along lake margins, but now that the excavations are finished a different picture emerges. Is Neumark-Nord 2/2, with the relatively large (lithic) assemblage, substantially different from the other known Eemian sites? Because very little is known about human adaptations to interglacial conditions, Neumark-Nord 2/2 deserves a thorough analysis of the lithic material in both spatial and typo-/technological characteristics.

Besides working on Neumark-Nord I’m: teaching a course, together with Adam Jagich, in lithic technology, assisting in an attempt to acquire a 3D scanner for the faculty of archaeology and maintaining this website, together with Elinor Croxall.










  • Gaudzinski-Windheuser S, Kindler L, Pop E, Roebroeks W, Smith G. 2013. The Eemian Interglacial lake-landscape at Neumark-Nord (Germany) and its potential for our knowledge of hominin subsistence strategies. Quaternary International: -. [More]