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Dr. Karin Kindermann
Research Associate
Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 11
50969 Cologne

Room 6.309 (6th floor)

Phone: +49 221 4706771

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ORCID: 0000-0003-0311-6319

Since the beginning of my studies, my scientific interest has been directed on African archaeology, and here especially to North Africa. The focal points of my research in this region are Pleistocene and Holocene climate and environmental history, geo-archaeological and landscape archaeology, the dispersal routes of anatomically modern humans, Mid-Holocene settlement archaeology and the transition from prehistoric to dynastic times. What was important here was that my research – in Egypt, Libya, Jordan and France, among other places – was multidisciplinary and collaborative.

Furthermore, the protection of the archaeological heritage of North Africa as well as the education and training of local partners and young academics are close to my heart.

Consultation hours

Per appointment

Current Projects

  • Collaboration with the Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab (Royal Museums of Arts and History Brussels, Belgium) for the analysis of predynastic stone artefacts from Elkab, Middle Egypt

  • Collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo for the analysis of stone artefacts from Tell el-Fara’in/Buto, (Nile Delta, Egypt (

  • German-Egyptian Master study course “"Environmental Archaeology" (DAAD project) between the universities Cairo and Cologne

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of arid regions

  • Middle and Later Stone Age in Northeast-Africa

  • Prehistoric and Predynastic Egypt

  • Lithic technology and typology

  • Complex hunter-gatherers

  • Environmental archaeology and geoarchaeology

  • Conservation archaeology and heritage management in Africa