Dr. Claudio Tennie PhD

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute for Pre- and Early History and Medieval Archaeology
Department of Early Prehistory
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen
Email: claudio.tennie(at)uni-tuebingen.de

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Tools and Culture among Early Hominins

(Including ERC-project “STONECULT”)

Current Research

  • cognitive archaeology
  • evolution of human cognition
  • evolution of cumulative culture
  • comparative cognition (mainly non-human great apes)
  • cognitive research (human adults and human children)
  • cross-cultural research
  • behavioral ecology
  • biological anthropology


An updated list of publications can be found here:


Education, ended in diploma


Göttingen University, Germany

20.11.2009 Ph.D. in Biology


University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Biology diploma

1998 - 1999

Universität Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

1996 - 1998

Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
Study of biology until “Vordiplom” exam



University of Tübingen, Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, Germany: Junior research group leader. Project "Tools and Culture among Early Hominins" initially co-funded by an ERC Starting Grant.

2012  -  2017

University of Birmingham, School of Psychology, UK: Research-focused Lecturer (Birmingham Fellow)

2009  -  2012

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany: Postdoctoral research fellow

2004  -  2009

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany: Zoo-labcoordinator at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Centre

2003  -  2004

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany: Research Assistant


More information can be found here: www.claudiotennie.de