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Carolin Röding studied Archeological Science at the University of Tübingen and worked as a student assistant at the DFG Center for Advanced Studies in Tübingen. While completing her bachelor’s degree in Biology she developed an interest in human evolution with a special emphasis on brain evolution. In her master thesis she used the methodological toolkit of geometric morphometrics to answer questions about the cerebellar evolution in hominids. Further her research interests include hominin variation, the interaction between brain and braincase as well as cranial integration and modularity.
In March 2018 Carolin Röding started as doctoral candidate in the CROSSROADS project at the University of Tübingen. For her doctoral dissertation, she is reconstructing and analyzing Middle-Late Pleistocene hominin crania and teeth from Greece.

Academic Background
March 2018 - onwardsPh.D. student within the CROSSROADS project, University of Tübingen
2015-2017MSc. Archaeological Sciences with a specialization in Paleoanthropology, University of Tübingen, Germany (thesis: “Ontogenetic and Adult Variation in the Morphometry of the Cerebellar Area – in Modern Humans and Chimpanzees –“)
2015external bachelor thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany ("Morphometry of the Cerebellum in Hominins")
2011 - 2015BSc. Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Fieldword Experience
2019Excavation of an elephant butchery site, Marathousa 1, Greece
2018Excavation of an elephant butchery site, Marathousa 1, Greece
2017Excavation of a rock shelter and cave site, mainly lithic artifacts in the rock shelter and human remains inside the cave, Hagen, Germany; under the direction of the LWL-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege in Westfalen-Lippe
2016 - 2017Excavation of a Hallstatt C/D burial ground, mainly cremations, Titz, Germany; under the direction of the LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland (14 weeks in total)
2016Excavation of a vitrified Highland hillfort, Dun Deardail, Scotland; under the direction of AOC Archaeology
Teaching Experience
2019Oesteology I: human morphology and anatomy, practical course
2019Harvati, K., Röding, C., Bosman, A. M., Karakostis, F. A., Grün, R., Stringer, C., Karkanas, P., Thompson, N. C., Koutoulidis, V., Moulopoulos, L. A., Gorgoulis, V. G., and Kouloukoussa, M. (2019). Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia. Nature, 571(7766), 500-504. Doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1376-z
Ioannidou, M., Falcucci, A., Röding, C., & Kandel, A. W. (2019). Eighth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 28(2), 52-54. Doi:10.1002/evan.21770

Contact Information

  • Position Title: PhD Student
  • Location: Rümelinstr. 23, room 509
  • E-mail address: carolin.roeding [ at ] uni-tuebingen.de