Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Nils Vanwezer

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena


Nils Vanwezer

Nils Vanwezer

Nils Vanwezer


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Main Focus

Late Pleistocene occupations of Central Asia, early modern human migrations out of Africa, lithics, GIS, computational analysis and statistics.

Curriculum Vitae

Nils Vanwezer completed his joint honours BA in Archaeology and Anthropology at University College London (UCL) in 2016. He continued at UCL, completing his MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology in 2017. His masters thesis is titled: "An Early Acheulean of all shapes and sizes: 2D and 3D geometric morphometric comparisons of LCTs from EF-HR, Olduvai".


de la Torre, I., Vanwezer, N., Benito-Calvo, A., Proffitt, T. and Mora, R., 2018. Spatial and orientation patterns of experimental stone tool refits. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. (Open Access)

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department of Archaeology
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