Dr. Christoph Wißing

Room S505a

Sigwartstr. 10

72076 Tübingen

Germany

Phone: +49 (0)7071 / 29-73055

Email: christoph.wissing[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fields of Interest

My research traces signals of diet, climate and ecological interaction of Late Pleistocene hominins and animals, using the stable isotopic approach. My work tries to improve our resolution of interpretation and conclusions drawn on stable isotopic data through the application of statistical methods.

→ Human Evolution 

→ Ecology of Palaeolithic hominins

→ Hominin response to ecological changes

→ Structure of Late Pleistocene Ecosystems 

→ Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition 

→ Palaeodiet & Late Pleistocene Foodwebs 

Education

2016

Dr.rer. nat. (Department of Geosciense) "Multi isotopic tracking (δ13C,δ15N, δ34S) of ancient trophic webs around the time of Neandertal replacement by anatomically modern humans in North-Western Europe"

2012-

Doctoral Student at the  Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Tübingen, Fachbereich Palaeobiology, AG Biogeologie under supervision of Prof Hervé Bocherens(Biogeologie, Tübingen) und Prof. Ronny Schönberg (Isotopengeochemie, Tübingen)

2012

Magister Artium „Geoarchäologische Untersuchungen in Germolles. Strukturgeologische, paläontologische und mikromorphologische Untersuchungen des Fundstellenkomplexes der Verpillière Höhlen und deren Umfeld in Germolles, Commune de Mellecey, Sâone-et-Loire (71)“

 Scientific Activity

2012 - recent

research assistant at the University of Tübingen AG Biogeologie

2010 - 2012

research assistant at LAOP-Laboratories for Applied Organic Petrologie, Tübingen

2008 - 2010

student assistant at the Isotope Laboratory at the University of Tübingen

2006 - 2008

student assistant at the Lab for physical soil science at the University of Tübingen

2007

student assistant at the Lab for pollenanalysis at the University of Tübingen

2005 - 2007

student assistant at the Collection for paleolithic Stone- and Bonetools at the University of Tübingen

 

Teaching Experience

SS 2017Seminar ”Paleoecology of terrestrial ecosystems” , University Tübingen 
SS 2017Biogeology Seminar, University Tübingen 
SS 2017

Lecture, “Einführung in die Erdgeschichte”, Universität Tübingen

SS 2017Laboratory course: Praktikum "Isotopes in bones and teeth", University Tübingen

SS 2014

Biogeology Seminar, University Tübingen

SS 2014

Fieldwork/Mappingcourse: „Stratigraphisches Geländepraktikum in Tonezza, Italien“, Universität Tübingen

SS 2014

Teaching Assistant for the laboratory course: “Praktikum Isotopes in bones and teeth", University Tübingen

SS 2014

Lecture, “Einführung in die Erdgeschichte”, Universität Tübingen

SS 2014

Lecture, “Biokreisläufe“, University Tübingen

WS 2013/2014

Biogeology Seminar, University Tübingen

SS 2013

Biogeology Seminar, University Tübingen

SS 2013

Teaching Assistant for the laboratory course: Praktikum "Isotopes in bones and teeth", University Tübingen

SS 2013

 

Fieldwork/Mappingcourse: „ Geoökologischer Kartierkurs Voralberg, Österreich“ , University Tübingen 

WS 2012/ 2013

Biogeology Seminar, University Tübingen

WS 2012/2013

Course „Klimatologie“ , University Tübingen

2012 SS

Lecture "Einführung in die Erdgeschichte/Biokreisläufe" University Tübingen

SS 2012

Teaching Assistant for the laboratory internship, University Tübingen

SS 2011

Teaching Assistant for the laboratory internship, University Tübingen

 

 

Field Work

2014

Jaskinia Perspektywiczna (Cave Site Poland, Early Upper Paleolithic)

2010

Germolles (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Neolithic, France)

2009 

Germolles (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Neolithic, France)

2009 

Hohlenstein/Stadel (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Epipaleolithic, Germany)

2008 

Hohlenstein/Stadel (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Epipaleolithic, Germany)

2008 

Schwäbisch Gmünd (recovery of human remains, medieval times, Germany)

2007 

Germolles (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Neolithic, France)

2006 

Vogelherd (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Epipaleolithic, Germany)

2006 

Germolles (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Neolithic, France)

2005 

Hohle Fels/Schelklingen (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Epipaleolithic, Germany) 

2005

Vogelherd (Cave Site, Middle Paleolithic to Epipaleolithic, Germany)

2004

Rottenburg Siebenlinden (Open Air Site, Mesolithic, Germany

2004

Azé (Open Air Site, Upper Paleolithic, France)

2003

Rottenburg Siebenlinden (Open Air Site, Mesolithic, Germany)

2003

Azé (Open Air Site, Upper Paleolithic, France)

2002

Azé (Open Air Site, Upper Paleolithic, France)

2001

Bilzingsleben (Open Air Site, Lower Paleolithic, Germany)

 

Publications

Posth, C., Wißing, C., Kitagawa, K., Pagani, L., van Holstein, L., Racimo, F., Wehrberger, K., Conard, N.J., Kind, K.J., Bocherens, H., Krause, J. Deeply divergent archaic mitochondrial genome provides lower time boundary for African gene flow into Neanderthals. Nature Communications 8, 16046 doi: 10.1038/ncomms16046 (2017).

 

Trautmann, B., Wißing, C., Bonilla, M.D.Z., Bis-Worch, C., Bocherens, H., 2017. Reconstruction of Socioeconomic Status in the Medieval (14th-15th century) Population of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) based on Growth, Development and Diet. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, in press

 

Naito, Y.I., Germonpré, M., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Drucker, D.G., Hobson, K.A., Edwards, M.A., Wißing, C., Bocherens, H., 2016. Evidence for herbivorous cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) in Goyet Cave, Belgium: implications for palaeodietary reconstruction of fossil bears using amino acid δ15N approaches. Journal of Quaternary Science.

 

Rougier, H., Crevecoeur, I., Beauval, C., Posth, C., Flas, D., Wißing, C., Furtwängler, A., Germonpré, M., Gómez-Olivencia, A., Semal, P., van der Plicht, J., Bocherens, H., Krause, J., 2016. Neandertal cannibalism and Neandertal bones used as tools in Northern Europe. Scientific reports 6, 29005.

 

Naito, Y.I., Chikaraishi, Y., Drucker, D.G., Ohkouchi, N., Semal, P., Wißing, C., Bocherens, H., 2016. Ecological niche of Neanderthals from Spy Cave revealed by nitrogen isotopes of individual amino acids in collagen. Journal of Human Evolution 93, 82-90.

 

Posth, C., Renaud, G., Mittnik, A., Drucker, Dorothée G., Rougier, H., Cupillard, C., Valentin, F., Thevenet, C., Furtwängler, A., Wißing, C., Francken, M., Malina, M., Bolus, M., Lari, M., Gigli, E., Capecchi, G., Crevecoeur, I., Beauval, C., Flas, D., Germonpré, M., van der Plicht, J., Cottiaux, R., Gély, B., Ronchitelli, A., Wehrberger, K., Grigourescu, D., Svoboda, J., Semal, P., Caramelli, D., Bocherens, H., Harvati, K., Conard, Nicholas J., Haak, W., Powell, A., Krause, J., 2016. Pleistocene Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest a Single Major Dispersal of Non-Africans and a Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe. Current Biology.

 

Wißing, C., Rougier, H., Crevecoeur, I., Germonpré, M., Naito, Y.I., Semal, P., Bocherens, H., 2016. Isotopic evidence for dietary ecology of late Neandertals in North-Western Europe. Quaternary International 411, 327-345.

 

Naito, Y.I., Bocherens, H., Chikaraishi, Y., Drucker, D.G., Wißing, C., Yoneda, M., Ohkouchi, N., 2015. An overview of methods used for the detection of aquatic resource consumption by humans: Compound-specific delta N-15 analysis of amino acids in archaeological materials. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (in press).

 

Wißing, C., Matzerath, S., Turner, E., Bocherens, H., 2015. Paleoecological and climatic implications of stable isotope results from late Pleistocene bone collagen, Ziegeleigrube Coenen, Germany. Quaternary Research 84, 96-105. 

 

Bocherens, H., Drucker, D., Wißing, C., 2014. Die Mammutsteppe. Isotopenuntersuchungen in einem vergangenen Ökosystem. Natur – Forschung – Museum 144 (7/8) 2014, 226–231. 

 

Bocherens, H., Drucker, D., Germonpré, M., Láznicková-Galetová, M., Naito, Y., Wißing, C., Brůžek, J., Oliva, M., 2015. Reconstruction of the Gravettian food-web at Předmostí I using isotopic tracking of bone collagen. Quaternary International 359-360 

 

Matzerath, S., Turner, E., Fischer, P., van der Plicht, J., Bocherens, H., Wißing, C., Kels, H., Interdisziplinäre Forschungen zu eiszeitlichen Großsäugern aus der Ziegeleigrube Coenen, Kreis Düren. Archäologie im Rheinland 2012, 67–69. 

 

Wißing, C. (2012) Geoarchäologische Untersuchungen in Germolles. Strukturgeologische, paläontologische und mikromorphologische Untersuchungen des Fundstellenkomplexes der Verpillière Höhlen und deren Umfeld in Germolles, Commune de Mellecey, Sâone-et-Loire (71), Frankreich Magisterarbeit an der Universität Tübingen. 

 

Bons, P., Wißing, C., (2009) Aspects of the local geological structure in connection with the palaeolithic cave sites in Germolles (Commune de Mellecey, France) in Floss, H. (2009). Rapport de fouille programmée. Lieu-dit: Les Grottes de La Verpillière I et II à Germolles. Commune: Mellecey, Saône-et-Loire (71). 

 

Wißing, C., Miller, C. (2009) Analyse micromorphologique du Niveau GH 2 de la Verpillière II, Fouille 2008 in Floss, H. (2009). Rapport de fouille programmée. Lieu-dit: Les Grottes de La Verpillière I et II à Germolles. Commune: Mellecey, Saône-et-Loire (71). 

 

Floss, H. 2005, unter Mitarbeit von Lingnau, M., Napierala, H., Pasianotto N., Wißing, C., Prospections systématiques aux alentours des sites paléolithiques de Rizerolles à Azé. In: G.A.M. (Hrsg.), 1954-2004, Résultats des dernières recherches archéologiques en Mâconnais, Mâcon, 16-21.