Rebecca Lellau

Doctoral Researcher
Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

Rebecca Lellau is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology (MPI-GEA) supervised by Dr. S. Yoshi Maezumi ( and Professor Will D. Gosling ( from the Department of Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In her dissertation research, Rebecca is examining the long-term human-environment interactions in the Caribbean using geochemical, palynological and charcoal proxy data from sediment cores from Curaçao. This research is part of the Curaçao Cultural Landscape Project (CCLP), which is assessing the impact of the island's inhabitants on the natural environment and biodiversity over the Holocene (


Using multiproxy analysis of sediment cores as a key to understanding the past, present and future.  


Member of the group: Perspectives from the Global South on the Anthropocene (;

Curriculum Vitae

Following Rebecca Lellau’s ecological research internship (freiwilliges ökologisches Jahr – FÖJ) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) in Magdeburg in the Department of Lake Research, she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geosciences at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Her Master's degree entitled, Geochemical and stable isotope analyses of bones, teeth and pedogenic carbonates from the lower Permian lagerstätte Bromacker was part of the BROMACKER research project ( This project investigates terrestrially adapted tetrapods of the Lower Permian near Tambach-Dietharz (Thuringia). Rebecca utilized a multiproxy approach on drill cores and sediment samples using mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic methods to reconstruct paleoenvironments during the Lower Permian.  


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