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Bookpublication 18  This bibliography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Senckenberg Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology, outlines the major achievements of this internationally renowned institute over the past half a century. The range of publications and monographs reflect the diversity of research undertaken, as well as the principal trends in the development of Quaternary research since its inception.

B. FIEDLER:
Quartärpaläontologische Forschung in Weimar 1962-2011. Eine Bibliographie.

Frankfurt a. M. 2012, 1-124, 20,5x21,5cm.
ISBN 978-3-929907-87-2, hardcover, 19.80 € order form


bookpublication 17 This special issue of Natur und Museum highlights the work of the Senckenberg Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology, Weimar, with a focus on its international collaborations and research projects in key regions in the northern hemisphere.

Quartärpaläontologie bei Senckenberg
(Natur und Museum - Die Senckenberg-Naturzeitschrift 139  5-6)

Frankfurt a. M. 2009, 145-216, 16x24 cm..
ISSN 0028-1301, softcover.


bookpublication 16  The release of volume II of the proceedings completes the publication of the contributions to the 18th International Senckenberg Conference on ‘‘Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution’’, hosted in Weimar in 2004 and attended by leading international researchers. 117 authors discuss current problems of Quaternary research in the northern hemisphere and key regions in the southern hemisphere.
This volume includes contributions on the faunal history of Europe, including Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Croatian and Portuguese sites (and resulting correlations). Contributions from beyond Europe are devoted to the Pleistocene fauna and flora of Western Siberia, China, Indonesia, Mexico and South America. Papers on the late [Late?] Pleistocene/early Holocene fragmentation of mammoth habitats and the mode of extinction of Late Quaternary large mammals in Eurasia complete contributions that range over more than three million years: the result of a successful Senckenberg Conference.

R.-D. KAHLKE, L. C. MAUL & P. P. A. MAZZA (Eds):
Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations.
Proceedings of the 18th International Senckenberg Conference
(VI International Palaeontological Colloquium in Weimar) Volume II
(Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (CFS) 259)

Stuttgart 2007, 1-297 + 3 appendices, 21x30 cm.
ISBN13 978–3–510–61390–8, ISSN 0341-4116, softcover, 64.80 € order form


bookpublication 15 The late Lower Pleistocene fossil site of Untermassfeld, near the town of Meiningen in Southern Thuringia, was discovered in 1978 and has been the subject of 25 field seasons. The digs have produced a stunning array of fossil vertebrate remains in stratigraphic context, making this unquestionably one of the most important Quaternary localities in Europe. In a new monograph, R.-D. Kahlke provides the first full synthesis of the work, bringing the results up to date, and placing them in a broad biostratigraphic context. With some 14,000 determinable vertebrate fossils, the Untermassfeld assemblage represents the most complete vertebrate record of the time span 1.2-0.9 Ma BP in the Western Palaearctic.

R.-D. KAHLKE:
Untermassfeld – A late Early Pleistocene (Epivillafranchian) fossil site near Meiningen (Thuringia, Germany) and its position in the development of the European mammal fauna
(BAR International Series 1578)

Oxford 2006, 1-141, 15 A3 fold outs, 21x30cm.
ISBN 1-84171-792-4, softcover, u33.00

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bookpublication 14 The 18th International Senckenberg Conference (VI International Palaeontological Colloquium in Weimar) - ‘Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations’ - was hosted by the Senckenberg Society, Research Unit of Quaternary Palaeontology, Weimar from April 25th to 30th 2004. This conference was dedicated to Hans-Dietrich Kahlke, one of the foremost personalities in interdisciplinary Quaternary palaeontological research in Eurasia. 165 participants from 28 countries presented the results of their research on the evolutionary history of European, Asian, African and American Late Neogene and Quaternary floras and faunas.
The first volume of the proceedings is devoted to the evolution, systematics and palaeoecology of mammal groups and regional correlative studies in the European region.

R.-D. KAHLKE, L. C. MAUL & P. P. A. MAZZA (Eds):
Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations.
Proceedings of the 18th International Senckenberg Conference
(VI International Palaeontological Colloquium in Weimar) Volume I
(Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (CFS) 256)

Stuttgart 2006, 1-347 + 2 appendices, 21x30cm.
ISBN10 3–510–6183–X, ISBN13 978–3–510–61383–0, ISSN 0341-4116, softcover, 74.80 € order form


bookpublication 13 The authors Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke and Dick Mol, members of the international Cerpolex/Mammuthus polar expedition on the Siberian Tajmyr-Peninsula, describe recent discoveries of glacial animal and plant remains from a region far to the north of the Arctic Circle. The fossil remains, found in the course of two expeditions, each lasting several months, carried out under inhospitable climatic conditions, are described and discussed within the context of international Quaternary palaeontology. In addition, the authors report on the techniques for discovering new localities using helicopters and boats, and also the underground deep-frozen storage and analysis of the fossil material. In this book they combine a wealth of newly published information with reminiscences of personal experiences during the field campaigns and local colour of the Siberian Arctic. The volume is enhanced by numerous illustrations and the evocation of the unsurpassed natural beauty of the modern tundra landscapes.

R.-D. KAHLKE & D. MOL:
Eiszetliche Großsäugetiere der Sibirischen Arktis. Die Cerpolex/Mammuthus-Expeditionen auf Tajmyr.
Frankfurt 2005, with a contribution by HANS VAN DER PLICHT and an introduction by FRIEDRICH F. STEININGER
(Senckenberg-Buch 77)

Stuttgart 2005, 1-96, 21,5x20,5cm.
ISBN 3-510-61374-0, hardcover, 19.80 € order form


bookpublication 12 At the end of April 2004 the 18th International Senckenberg Conference (VI Weimar Palaeontological Colloquium) took place in Weimar. It was dedicated to the 80th birthday of H.-D. Kahlke, the founder of the Institute of Quaternary Palaeontology in 1962 and organizer of the I – V Weimar Palaeontological Colloquia.

In 117 contributions 193 authors presented new results on palaeontological, geological and archaeological research in the Neogene and Quaternary in Eurasia, Africa and the Americas. The volume comprises the extended abstracts of the contributions dealing with the following fields
• general and regional evolution of particular fossil groups
•  regional development and interregional (partly intercontinental) correlation of fossil faunas, floras and palaeoecosystems
•  innovative methods in palaeobiology, palaeoecology and taphonomy

The contributions are written in English and include numerous figures and references. A complete bibliography with colour figures provides an overview of the scientific works of H.-D. Kahlke.

L. C. MAUL & R.-D. KAHLKE (Eds.):
Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations. 18th International Senckenberg Conference - VI International Palaeontological Colloquium in Weimar (Germany), 25th - 30th April, 2004. Conference Volume.
(Terra Nostra - Schriften der Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung 2004/2)

Berlin 2004, 1-289, 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-00-013600-2, softcover, 21.00 €

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GeoUnion

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bookpublication 11 During the 6th millennium BC in Central Europe the so called Neolithic Revolution took place. The first appearance of agriculture and stock farming in Central European is associated with the “Linear Ceramic Culture” named from the characteristic decoration of these ceramics. Although settlements of this culture have been excavated, contemporary burial sites are extraordinarily rare. In this monograph H.-D. Kahlke documents the cemeteries at Sondershausen and Bruchstedt (Thuringian), which he systematically excavated and investigated by himself. The detailed publication of these older Linear Ceramic Culture burial grounds fills a long-standing gap in knowledge and allows comparisons with cemeteries of the younger Linear Ceramic Culture in other areas of Germany, Slovakia, The Netherlands and France.

S. OSTRITZ & R.-D. KAHLKE (Eds.):
H.-D. KAHLKE: Sondershausen und Bruchstedt: Zwei Gräberfelder mit älterer Linienbandkeramik in Thüringen. (Weimarer Monographien zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte 39)

Weimar 2004, 1-138 + 55 plates and 2 appendices, 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-937517-00-6, hardcover, 29.50 € 

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Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie (TLDA)

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bookpublication 10  Sixteen contributions describe the geological and palaeontological evolution of Thuringia during the Tertiary and Quaternary – particularly the Neogene and Pleistocene development of the landscape, Palaeogene stratigraphy, the Tertiary between Leipzig and Altenburg, and the basalt deposits in the Thuringian Rhön mountains. Five related contributions describe the fossil remains (micro- and macroflora, molluscs, insects, small and large mammals) from more than 70 key Thuringian Pliocene and Quaternary fossil sites. Further contributions are dedicated to the Zersatzgrobschotter (Coarse Gravel) of the Lower Pleistocene, the Eemian travertines of Burgtonna, Weichselian sediments in the Ilm and Saale valley, gypsum solution during Late Pleistocene to historical times, and Quaternary mass displacements on the Wellenkalk escarpment.

All contributions of this richly illustrated volume include extensive bibliographies and English summaries. This volume is dedicated to the XVI. INQUA-Congress 2003 in Reno/Nevada.

R.-D. KAHLKE & J. WUNDERLICH (Eds.):
Tertiär und Quartär in Thüringen.

(Beiträge zur Geologie von Thüringen, Neue Folge 9/2002)

Jena 2003, 1-364 + 11 appendices (excavation maps), 15x21cm.
ISSN 1431-1585, softcover, 20.00 €  

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Thüringischer Geologischer Verein

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bookpublication 9 This illustrated work provides an insight into the fascinating fauna and flora of the Ice Age. Impressive examples of fossil animal and plant remains are illustrated and described, together with excavation plans, life reconstructions of fossil taxa and photographs of their living relatives.

R.-D. KAHLKE:
Fossilien des Eiszeitalters - Einblicke in die Naturgeschichte Europas

Frankfurt a. M. 2002, 1-28, 29,5x41,5cm.
ISBN 3-929907-70-4, out of print


bookpublication 8 Between the 12th and 17th May 2002, the Senckenberg Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology, Weimar, in collaboration with the British Quaternary Research Association, organised several excursions to the most important Quaternary sites in Thuringia and adjacent areas.
In addition to detailed descriptions of the individual localities (Untermassfeld, Ehringsdorf, Burgtonna, Bilzingsleben etc.) this volume provides an up-to-date overview of the sites and the history of the most important fossil groups (micro- and macroflora, molluscs, insects, small and large mammals) recorded from the Quaternary in Thuringia.

All contributions are written in English and include a full bibliography.

R. A. MEYRICK & D. C. SCHREVE (Eds.):
QRA Field Guide. The Quaternary of Central Germany (Thuringia & Surroundings).

London 2002, I-VI, 1-230, 15x21cm.
ISBN 0-907780-56-3, softcover, u 15.00

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Quaternary Research Association London

qra.org.uk


bookpublication 7 Part 3 of the Untermassfeld monograph series includes descriptions of the Lower Pleistocene felid, insectivore, lagomorph, and rodent material, studies of herbivore and rodent gnawing marks, and results of palaeotemperature determinations. These contributions are followed by an extensive discussion on the origin of the fossil deposit, and the palaeoecology and stratigraphy of the site. Fifteen maps document the history of the excavation over a period of two decades.

The contributions are in German or English and each includes a detailed English summary.

R.-D. KAHLKE, with contributions by B. CRAMER, H. HEMMER, L. MAUL, E. STEPHAN, H.-P. UERPMANN, H. ZAPFE (†):
The Pleistocene of Untermassfeld near Meiningen (Thuringia). Part 3
(Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz 40,3)

Bonn 2001, I-VI, 699-1030 + plates 132-151 and 15 appendices (excavation maps), 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-7749-3081-3, ISSN 0171-1474, 2001, hardcover, 81.00 € 

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Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH

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bookpublication 6  Part 2 of the Untermassfeld monograph series presents results of investigations undertaken between 1989 and 1996. This volume includes contributions on the geology of this fossil-rich vertebrate ‘Lagerstätte', with descriptions of new cervid finds, hippopotamus skulls, and the rhinoceros, equid, elephant, canid, ursid, mustelid, hyaenid fossils and coprolites.  Methods of vertebrate preparation and conservation are also discussed.

The contributions are in German or English and each includes a detailed English summary.

R.-D. KAHLKE, with contributions by I. A. DUBROVO, H.-D. KAHLKE, J.-A. KEILER, R. MUSIL, M. V. SOTNIKOVA, A. TURNER, M. WOLSAN:
The Pleistocene of Untermassfeld near Meiningen (Thuringia). Part 2.
(Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz 40,2)

Bonn 2001, I-VIII, 419-698 + plates 68-131and 1 appendix (space picture), 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-7749-3080-5, ISSN 0171-1474, 2001, hardcover, 72.00 € 

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Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH
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bookpublication 5 This monograph outlines the evolutionary and distributional history of cold-adapted large mammals in Eurasia from the Early Pliocene to the end of the Pleistocene. The volume focuses on the genesis of the so-called Mammuthus-Coelodonta faunal complex which developed in the northern hemisphere against the background of the expansion of steppe-tundra during glacial periods. Based on extensive palaeontological data from Europe, Siberia, China and other regions, the author presents numerous distribution maps of the characteristic, cold-adapted large mammals of the Old World Upper Pleistocene.

The contributions are in German, English or French and each includes a detailed English summary.

R.-D. KAHLKE, with contributions by G. BÖHME, J. ELLENBERGER, M. FAURE, C. GUÉRIN, D. JÁNOSSY, H.-D. KAHLKE, R.-D. KAHLKE, E. KROLOPP, L. MAUL, E. RUTTE, A. V. SHER, F. WIEGANK:
The Pleistocene of Untermassfeld near Meiningen (Thuringia). Part 1.
(Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz 40,1)

Bonn 1997, 1-426 + 67 plates, 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-7749-2847-9, ISSN 0171-1474, hardcover, 100.00 €

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Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH
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bookpublication 4 The monograph outlines the evolutionary history of cold adapted large mammal faunas in Eurasia from Early Pliocene up to the end of the Pleistocene. On the background of the formation of Eurasian steppe tundras (mammoth steppes) a picture of the genesis of the Pleistocene Mammuthus-Coelodonta faunal complex covered 190 degrees of longitude and 40 degrees of latitude of the northern hemisphere is drawn. Based on extensive data among others from Europe, Siberia, and China the author presents maps of maximum distribution for the characteristic cold adepted faunal elements of the Old World Upper Pleistocene.

The monograph is written in English.

R.-D. KAHLKE:
The History of the Origin, Evolution and Dispersal of the Late Pleistocene Mammuthus-Coelodonta Faunal Complex in Eurasia (Large Mammals).

Hot Springs 1999, 1-219, 21,5x28cm.
ISBN 0-913062-04-9, softcover, $ 29,95

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The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

www.mammothsite.com/   


bookpublication 3 The author J.-A. Keiler (senior preparator at the Senckenberg Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology, Weimar) reviews the history of conservation methods as applied to the preparation of Pleistocene vertebrate remains. The main focus of the book is on current excavation and conservation techniques, using examples from the famous “Lagerstätte” of Untermassfeld in Southern Thuringia.

Contents: excavation methods (excavation, conservation in the field, documentation), consolidation techniques (historical and modern methods), use of adhesives (epoxy resins, cyanacrylate), in situ preparation, transfer methods, ultrasonic method.

J.-A. KEILER:
Bergung und Präparation pleistozäner Wirbeltierreste unter Berücksichtigung des Fossilmaterials der Komplexfundstelle Untermaßfeld/Südthüringen
(Restaurierung und Museumstechnik 12)

Stuttgart 1995, 1-31 + 24 plates, 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-8062-1191-4, softcover, 12.00 €

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Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie (TLDA)

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bookpublication 2 This monograph outlines the evolutionary and distributional history of cold- adapted large mammals in Eurasia from the Early Pliocene to the end of the Pleistocene. The volume focuses on the genesis of the so-called Mammuthus-Coelodonta faunal complex which developed in the northern hemisphere against the background of the expansion of steppe-tundra during glacial periods. Based on extensive palaeontological data from Europe, Siberia, China and other regions, the author presents numerous distribution maps of the characteristic, cold-adapted large mammals of the Old World Upper Pleistocene.

The monograph is written in German.

R.-D. KAHLKE:
Die Entstehungs-, Entwicklungs- und Verbreitungsgeschichte des oberpleistozänen Mammuthus-Coelodonta-Faunenkomplexes in Eurasien (Großsäuger).

(Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Gesellschaft 546)

Frankfurt a. M. 1994, 1-164, 21x30cm.
ISBN 3-7829-1137-7, softcover, out of print 


bookpublication 1  The author Hans-Dietrich Kahlke presents a comprehensive survey of Ice Age Research - aimed at a general readership and richly illustrated. The main focus of the book is on the Quaternary, the youngest and most intensively investigated Ice Age in earth history. Amongst other topics, this volume deals with the history of Ice Age research, results of research on the origins and effects of Ice Ages and their legacy, allowing reconstruction of former glacials and interglacials. A worldwide chronostratigraphy of the Quaternary completes this volume.

H.-D. KAHLKE:
Die Eiszeit.

Leipzig 1994, 1-192, 22x24cm.
ISBN 3-332-00510-3, hardcover, out of print 


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