Images, gestures, voices, lives.
What can we learn from Palaeolithic art?
International Senckenberg Conference, Tübingen 30 May - 02 June 2018

organized by ROCEEH and Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment.

The Conference is funded by the DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Alte Aula, University Tübingen
Münzgasse 30
72070 Tübingen

Program Overview


KULT-UR-MENSCH – Kulturkonzepte für die Erforschung der Menschwerdung
[Conference: Concepts of Culture for Research on Becoming Human]
Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg, 23.-25. November 2017

Organizers: Miriam Haidle, Christine Hertler and the ROCEEH Team

Please note: The conference documents are presently available in German language only. An English version of the position paper will be published next year.

Invitation and Program
Position Paper
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Modelling Environmental Dynamics and Hominin Dispersals Around the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (METHOD)

Workshop 2017-II:
“Keep calm and boldly go”
– Which  factors  in  the  environment  drive  early  human expansions and have an impact on their settlements?
Mauer (near Heidelberg, Germany), 24–27 April, 2017  

Christine Hertler, Ericson Hölzchen & Zara Kanaeva



100+25 years of Homo erectus: Dmanisi and beyond
International Senckenberg Conference, Tbilisi 20-­24 September 2016

organized by:
Georgian National Museum
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/Main
ROCEEH Research Centre, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Abstract and Program


Modelling Environmental Dynamics and Hominin Dispersals Around  the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (METHOD)

Training Lab 2016-I:
Data availability, management and storage – Working with Databases
Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), 13th to 15th September 2016

Co-Organizers and Programme Representatives
Christine Hertler, Ericson Hölzchen, Zara Kanaeva, Michael Märker



International ROCEEH Conference on Human Expansions
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (July 13 - 17, 2015)

Program and Abstracts



Workshop "The Role of the Southern Caucasus on Early Human Evolution and Expansion - Refuge, Hub or Source Area?"
Georgian National Museum , Tbilisi (15th - 20th October 2013)

Program & Abstracts

EAAPP conference: The research centre supported the conference which was organized by the East African Association of Paleoanthropology and Paleontology.
Mombasa, Kenya.


Workshop "Early Pleistocene Environmental Changes in Southern Caucasus – Reconstruction of Climate and Vegetation Development in Armenia and Georgia at the Time of Early Human Expansion into Eurasia", Botanical Institute of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Yerevan, Armenia (25th - 31th July 2012)

Program & Abstracts

Workshop "Environmental backgound of early hominin dispersal in Western Eurasia", Senckenberg Research Station Weimar, Germany (19th - 20th April 2012)


Symposium "Environment and culture of early humans in China and beyond", Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (26th Febuary – 3rd March 2012)

Program & Abstracts


Symposium "The Nature of Culture" in Tübingen, Germany (June 15th – 18th 2011)

Click here to learn more about ROCEEH's international symposium in June 2011 which focused on the evolution of cultural capacity... (read more)

EAAPP conference: The research centre supported the conference which was organized by the East African Association of Paleoanthropology and Paleontology.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Workshop South Africa 2010 "Hominin Environment, Ecology and Dispersal", Bernard Price Institute of Palaeontology and Institute for Human Evolution, Johannesburg, South Africa (9th - 10th November 2010)

Program & Abstracts


EAAPP conference: The 50th anniversary of the first hominid find in Olduvai in 2009 was celebrated with a commemorative conference in Arusha (Tanzania).

The research centre supported the conference which was organized by the East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology.

A report on this conference is now available online.

Joint Symposium of ROCEEH and BiK-F "Human Expansions and Global Change in the Pleistocene - Problems and Methods", Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Germany, (16th - 19th November 2009)
including ROCEEH Workshops: Reconstructing Environments: Quantitative Methods and Infrastructure for the Assessment of Early Human Expansions

Program & Abstracts

Workshop South Africa 2009 "The Interaction Between Environment and Human Expansions in Southern Africa", Iziko South African Museum Cape Town, (23rd - 24th February 2009)

Program & Abstracts