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Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc.

National Museum of the Philippines

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University of the Philippines (Diliman)

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Bagong Kasaysayan

MOVER: An Erasmus Mundus Program

Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary and Prehistory

Human Origins Patrimony in Southeast Asia




Rebekka Volmer

Assistant Professor

Research Interest:
I am particularly interested in the reconstruction of environment and ecology of humans and hominids in past and present.

Area of Specialization:
Palaeoecology Large mammals, Pleistocene of Southeast Asia, and Ecological Modelling.

Current Projects:


INQUA Project 1403: Modeling human settlement, fauna and flora dynamics in Europe during the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (1.2 to 0.4 Ma)



PhD in Paeleobiology, University of Frankfurt, Germany.Dissertation Title: Structure and use of shared food resources in extant and fossil carnivore guilds.


MSc in Palaeobiology, University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Archaeology Courses Taught

Archaeology 2

Introduction to Archaeology (undergraduate)

Archaeology 298

Special topic in regional archaeology

Major Publications since 2004


Volmer, R. Impact of Carnivores on Human Evolution: Competition between Homo erectus and Carnivores During the Pleistocene of Java. Newsletter of The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans, 8, 2-4.


Hertler, Christine; Volmer, Rebekka: Assessing prey competition in fossil carnivore communities - a scenario for prey competition and its evolutionary consequences for tigers in Pleistocene Java. In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 257 (2008), S. 67-80.


Volmer, Rebekka ; Denzau, Susanne ; Hertler, Christine (2007): Körpermasse: Eine komplexe paläobiologische Variable - Rekonstruktion von Nahrungsnetzen im Pleistozän Südostasiens. In: Erfurt, Jorge; Maul, Lutz Christian (Eds.): 34. Tagung des Arbeitskreises für Wirbeltierpaläontologie der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft (34. Tagung des Arbeitskreises für Wirbeltierpaläontologie der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft Freyburg/Unstrut 16.03.-18.03.2007). 2007, S. 125-129. (Hallesches Jahrb. Geowiss., Nr. 23).


Flohr, Stefan; Strympe, Kathleen; Thielsch, Anne; Volmer, Rebekka; Rehbach, Nils-Jörn (2006): Möglichkeiten der Geschlechtsbestimmung anhand von Gehörknöchelchen beim Menschen. In: Benecke, Norbert (Ed.) : Beiträge zur Archäozoologie und Prähistorischen Anthropologie (Neue Forschungsergebnisse zur Archäozoologie und Anthropologie Frankfurt am Main 29.09 - 01.10.2004). Bd. V. Langenweißbach: Beier & Beran, 2006, S. 166-175.