Simone Riehl

Private Docent
Institute for Archaeological Science – Work Group Archaeobotany // Senckenberg Center of Human Evolution and Palaeoecology
Universität Tübingen, Germany

Fields of interest:

Environmental archaeology of the Near East

Palaeoethnobotany / Archaeobotany

Stable carbon isotopes as palaeoclimate proxies

Cultural Anthropology and Culture Ecology 


Recent publications:

Riehl, S., Benz, M., Conard, N., Deckers, K., Fazeli, H., Zeidi, M. 2012: 
The modalities of plant use in three PPNA sites of the northern and eastern Fertile Crescent – A preliminary report. 
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21: 95-106.

Riehl, S. (in press, 2011):
Variability in ancient Near Eastern environmental and agricultural development.
Journal of Arid Environments. (doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.09.014)

Pustovoytov, K., Riehl, S., and Hilger, H. 2010: 
Oxygen isotopic composition of fruit carbonate in Lithospermeae and its relevance to paleoclimate research in the Mediterranean.
Global and Planetary Change 71: 258–268. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.11.01

Riehl, S., Pustovoytov, K.E., Hotchkiss, S., Bryson, R.A. 2009: 
Local Holocene environmental indicators in Upper Mesopotamia: pedogenic carbonate record vs. archaeobotanical data and archaeoclimatological models. 
Quaternary International 209: 154-162.  dx.doi.org10.1016/j.quaint.2008.06.012     

Deckers, K., Riehl, S., Jenkins, E., Rosen, A., Dodonov, A., Simakova, A.N. and Conard, N.J. 2009: 
Vegetation development and human occupation in the Damascus Region of southwestern Syria from the Late Pleistocene to Holocene. 
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18: 329-340.

Deckers, K., Riehl, S., 2009: 
Tells in the Upper Khabur Basin of northeastern Syria: their hydrological and agrarian contexts. 
Paleorient 34/2: 173-189.

Marinova, E. Riehl, S. 2009: 
Carthamus spp. in the ancient Near East and southeastern Europe: archaeobotanical evidence for its distribution and use as a source of oil. 
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18: 341-349. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-009-0212-z

Riehl, S. 2009: 
Archaeobotanical evidence for the interrelationship of agricultural decision-making and climate change in the ancient Near East.
Quaternary International 197: 93-114.