Knut Bretzke

Administrative coordinator

Contact

The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut
Senckenberganlage 2560325 Frankfurt/M.
Germany

Tel.: +49 69 7542 1549

email: knut.bretzke[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Publications

  • Bretzke, K., Armitage, S. J., Parker, A. G., Walkington, H. & Uerpmann, H. P. (2013): The environmental context of Paleolithic settlement at Jebel Faya, Emirate Sharjah, UAE. Quaternary International 300, 83-93.
  • Bretzke, K., Drechsler, P. & Conard, N. J. (2012): Water availability and landuse during the Upper and Epipaleolithic in southwestern Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 2272-2279.
  • Bretzke, K. & Conard, N. J. (2012): The evaluation of morphological variability in lithic assemblages using 3D models of stone artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 3741-3749.
  • Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Deckers, K., Kandel, A. W., Masri, M., Napierala, H., Riehl, S. & Stahlschmidt, M. (in press.): Natufian lifeways in the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. Proceedings of the Natufian Conference Paris 2009.
  • Bretzke, K., Kandel, A. W. & Conard, N. J. (2011): Deducing landuse patterns from archaeological survey data. Chronique Archéologique en Syrie.
  • Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Masri, M., Napierala, H. & Kandel, A. W. (2010): Modeling Middle Paleolithic landuse in the Damascus Province, Syria. In: N.J. Conard & A. Delagnes (Eds.) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Vol III. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag, pp. 123-144
  • 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. Chronique Archéologique en Syrie 4.
  • 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. Chronique Archéologique en Syrie 4.
  • Bretzke, K. (2009): Feldprospektion. In: Eiszeit, Kunst und Kultur. Katalog zur Landesausstellung BW 2009.
  • Bretzke, K. (2008): Oberflächenfunde als Quelle siedlungsarchäologischer Untersuchungen. Eine Fallstudie am Jungpaläolithikum der Zentrallevante. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte 17: 69-96.
  • Bretzke, K., Marks, A. & Conard, N. J. (2006): Projektiltechnologie und kultureller Evolution in Ostafrika. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte 15: 63-81.
  • Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Hillgruber, K. F. & Masri, M. (2006): Research in 2005 at Kaus Kozah Cave. In: N.J. Conard (ed.) Tübingen Damascus Excavation and Survey Project. 1999.-2005. p. 195-202.
  • Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Hillgruber, K. F., Kandel, A. W. & Masri, M.  (submitted): The 2006 Excavation at Kaus Kozah Cave, Damascus Province, Syria. Excavation report submitted to the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria.

Talks and posters

Year Titel Conference / Meeting Poster / Oral
2011 Bretzke, K. (2011): The Upper Paleolithic Assemblages of Baaz Rockshelter in the Damascus Province, Syria. Near Eastern Meeting in Tuebingen, 3.-4. March Oral
  Bretzke, K. (2011): Past meets present – 3D models of stone artifacts and the study of technological variability. A case study from the Upper Paleolithic of Western Syria . Séminaire de l’équipe AnTET (UMR 7041 ArScAn) Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, 13 et 14 janvier Oral
2010 Bretzke, K. (2010): A technological study of lithic artefacts from al-Buhais 18, U.A.E. Seminar for Arabian Studies in London, Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th July Poster
2009 Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Hilbert, Y., Kandel, A.W. & Marks, A. (2009): The record of cultural change in the Middle Stone Age sequence of Mumba Cave. EEAPP Conference August 16-21 2009 in Arusha  
  Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Drechsler, P., Kandel, A. W., Masri, M. & Stahlschmidt, M. (2009): Paleolithic settlement dynamics in the Damascus Province of Syria. 51. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier Gesellschaft in Ljubljana  
  Kandel, A.W., Bretzke, K., Deckers, K., Hillgruber, K. F., Masri, M., Napierala, H. & Conard, N. J. (2009): Environmental reconstruction across the Late Pleistocene to Holocene transition at Baaz Rockshelter, Damascus Province, Syria. 51. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier Gesellschaft in Ljubljana Poster
  Bretzke, K., Kandel, A. W., Masri, M. & Conard, N. J. (2009): Applying new analytical methods to Paleolithic survey data in a differentiated geomorphological environment in western Syria. International Geoarchaeology Meeting in Dresden, April 30- May 2 Oral
  Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Kandel, A. W. , Masri, M., Miller, C. & Stahlschmidt, M. (2009): Site formation processes in Paleolithic Caves and Rockshelters of Western Syrien. International Geoarchaeology Meeting in Dresden, April 30- May 2 Poster
2008 Conard, N. J., Kandel, A. W., Bretzke, K., Dodonov, A. & Massri, M. (2008): Lower and Middle Paleolithic Landuse in the Central Levant. nternational conference: The Early and Middle Paleolithic in Syria and its adjoining countries. Basel, Switzerland  
2007 Bretzke, K., Hillgruber, K. F. & Conard, N. J. (2007): Land Use and Climatic Change in the Middle and Late Pleistocene of Western Syria. 49. Tagung der Hugo-Obermaier Gesellschaft in Trento Poster
  Hillgruber, K. F. , Bretzke, K. & Conard, N. J. (2007): echnological Change and Continuity in Upper and Epipaleolithic of Western Syria. 49. Tagung der Hugo-Obermaier Gesellschaft in Trento  
2006 Bretzke, K., Conard, N. J., Deckers, K., Drechsler, P., Kucera, M., Masri, M. & Riehl, S. (2006): Modeling Stone Age Land Use and Environmental Change in the Central Levant. UISPP congress in Lisbon  
  Conard, N. J., Bretzke, K., Dietl, H., Drechsler, P., Hauck, T., Muhesen, S., Wojtczak, D. & Le Tensorer, J.-M. (2006): Regional Variation in Middle Paleolithic Land Use in Syria. UISPP congress in Lisbon