Jens Lehmann

Jens Lehmann
Lower Saxony State Office for Cultural Heritage | DENKMALNIEDERSACHSEN · Department of Hunting Archeology

Graduate engineer

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September 2006 - present
Lower Saxony State Office for Cultural Heritage
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This article describes the most important findings from the 2020 excavation campaign of the Schöningen excavation.
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In this glossary, we aim to initiate a synthesis and standardisation of analytical terms for early wood technologies from stone-tool using cultures. This glossary and code relies upon ongoing research and experience of the authors, alongside recent publications that also undertake systematic analyses and descriptions of wood technologies and traces...
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While there is substantial evidence for art and symbolic behaviour in early Homo sapiens across Africa and Eurasia, similar evidence connected to Neanderthals is sparse and often contested in scientific debates. Each new discovery is thus crucial for our understanding of Neanderthals’ cognitive capacity. Here we report on the discovery of an at lea...
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The discovery of a tusk and a rib of a straight-tusked elephant within layer 13 II-2c3 of the famous Lower Palaeolithic archaeological site Schöningen (district Helmstedt, Lower-Saxony, Germany) provided the reason for studying the climatic and ecological conditions of this part of the Middle Pleistocene Reinsdorf sequence in high resolution in rel...
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Ice Age Art or Modern Depiction? An Engraving of a Bovine on a Wall of New Red Sandstone in Reinhausen (Lkr. Göttingen). In 2014 the engraving of a bovine on a wall of new red sandstone in Reinhausen was reported and led to an interdisciplinary investigation by a working group. Especially the theme and style of the engraving threw up the question o...
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This article describes the most important findings from the 2019 excavation campaign of the Schöningen excavation.
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The Einhorn-Höhle, located in the southern Harz Mountains, has been known as a find spot for animal bones dating to the last lce Age for centuries, with well-known nineteenth- and early twentieth-century researchers drawn to the cave to dig for evidence of glacial man. However, it was not until 1985, when individual artefacts dating to the Middle P...
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This article summarizes the procedure and first results of the excavation campaign of 2018 at the Schöningen 13 II site (site of the 300,000-year-old Schöningen wooden spears). The focus of this article is the description of the findings situation of a Eurasian elephant skeleton (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) discovered in 2017.
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The current discussion about recent discoveries of possible Late Glacial or early Holocene rock art in Germany requires a transparent process of evaluation of its authenticity. The opinion of experts is significant, but should not be the only criterion in the evaluation process. In the present paper we propose a protocol for evaluating authenticity...
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Die vorliegende Publikation beschreibt die Grabungsbedingungen und die holozänzeitlichen Befunde in der Lichtensteinhöhle, die die Auswahl der angewandten Grabungs-und Dokumentationstechniken bestimmten. Besondere Umstände in einer der Höhlenkammern führten zur Entwicklung eines flexiblen Ordnungssystems für Flächenzeichnungen, welches der Autor au...

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The goal of this project is to use state-of-the-art imaging techniques to examine in detail the 300,000-year-old wooden objects from the internationally recognised Schöningen site in the Helmstedt district (Germany). This will facilitate a better understanding of the production processes and uses of these uniquely preserved weapons, as well as their context within the archaeological site.
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The goal is to characterize the elephant Palaeoloxodon antiquus and its relation with Lower Paleolithic hominins. The Middle Pleistocene sites of Schöningen with an age of ca. 300,000 years, with at least 10 different individuals, forms the base of this project.