WG Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology

Welcome to the new webpages of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology of the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory and Mediaeval Archaeology, University of Tübingen.

The Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology is housed in the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory of the University of Tübingen. The Institute of Prehistory was founded by R.R. Schmidt in 1921. Our department conducts field research world-wide and seeks to incorporate fieldwork into training of students. The collections of the department include diverse archaeological finds, fossil hominid material, ethnographic finds, as well as a wide range of photographic and written documentation from our field projects. The department`s collections are perhaps best known for the ivory statuettes from Vogelherd. These magnificent finds are some of the oldest examples of Paleolithic art.


Department colloquium Early Prehistory

The department colloquium Early Prehistory takes place every Thursday at 11 c.t. in the practice room of the castle.


WG: Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology

Schloß Hohentuebingen

Burgsteige 11

72070 Tuebingen



Prof. Nicholas J. Conard, Ph.D.



Mima Batalovic

Tel: +49-(0)7071-29-76457

Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5714