Complete publication list of Alexa Höhn

in press
Höhn, A., P. Breunig, D. Gronenborn, K.Neumann (in press): After the flood and with the people - Late Holocene changes of the woody vegetation in the southwestern Chad basin, Nigeria. Quaternary International.

Franke, G., A. Höhn, A. Schmidt, S. Ozaine, P. Breunig, K. Neumann. Pits, pots and plants at Pangwari - Deciphering the nature of a Nok Culture site. Azania.


Höhn, A., K. Hahn, M- Schmidt: The search for Isoberlinia. Investigations into present and past woody vegetation in the key research area of the Nok Culture Project in Central Nigeria. In: Eichhorn, B. A. Höhn (eds): Trees, Grasses and Crops. Rudolf Habelt Verlag, Bonn: 211-232.

Styring, A., A. Höhn, V. Linseele, K. Neumann. Direct evidence for agricultural intensification during the first two millennia AD in northeast Burkina Faso. Journal of Archaeological Science 108: 1049765. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.1049765

Kay, A.U., D. Q Fuller, K. Neumann et al. Diversification, intensification, and specialization: Changing land-use in Western Africa from 1800 BC to AD 1500. Journal of World Prehistory 32 (2): 179-228.


Höhn, A., G. Franke, A. Schmidt: Pits at Pangwari. Charcoal taphonomy at a multi-phased Nok site, Central Nigeria. In: Mercuri, A.M., D'Andrea, A.C., Fornaciari, R., Höhn, A. (eds.): Plants and People in the African Past - Progress in African Archaeobotany. Cham (Springer Nature): 271-299. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-89839-1_14

Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: Charcoal identification in a species-rich environment - the example of Dibamba, Cameroon. IAWA Journal 39(1): 87-113. DOI: 10.1163/22941932-20170195


Höhn, A.: Archaeobotanical Remains. In: Livingstone Smith, A., Cornelissen, E., Gosseleain, O., MacEachern, S. (eds.): Field Manual for African Archaeology. Online Series "Documents on Social Sciences and Humanities". Tervuren (Royal Museum of Central Africa).


Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: The palaeovegetation of Janruwa (Nigeria) and its implications for the decline of the Nok Culture. Journal of African Archaeology. DOI 10.3213/2191-5784-10296


Höhn, A. & B. Eichhorn: Ecological interpretation of African rainforest charcoal - Is it feasible? In: Ludemann, T. & O. Nelle (eds.): anthraco2015 - 6th International Anthracology Meeting. Congress guide, abstract volume. Freiburg i. Br. (ReproCenter Uni Freiburg): 67.


Kahlheber, S., Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: Plant and land use in Southern Cameroon 400 BCE - 400 CE. In: Stevens, C.J., Nixon, S., Murray, M.A. & D.Q. Fuller (eds.): Archaeology of African Plant Use. Walnut Creek, California (Left Coast Press): 113-128.

Neumann, K. & A. Höhn: The Nok region - a savanna landscape and its history. In: Breunig, P. (ed.): Nok. African Sculpture in Archaeological Context. Frankfurt (Africa Magna): 40-49.

Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: Millet and more: Farming and food in the time of the Nok Culture. In: Breunig, P. (ed.): Nok. African Sculpture in Archaeological Context. Frankfurt (Africa Magna): 178-185.


Neumann, K. & A. Höhn: Die Nok-Region – eine Savannenlandschaft und ihre Geschichte. In: Breunig, P. (ed.): Nok. Ein Ursprung afrikanischer Skulptur. Frankfurt (Africa Magna): 44-53.

Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: Bauern, Bäume, Brei und Bohnen – Ackerbau und Ernährung zur Zeit der Nok-Kultur. In: Breunig, P. (ed.): Nok. Ein Ursprung afrikanischer Skulptur. Frankfurt (Africa Magna): 186-193.


Höhn, A. & K. Neumann: Shifting cultivation and cultural landscape development during the Iron Age (0-1500 AD) in the Sahel of Burkina Faso, West Africa - Insights from archaeological charcoal. Quaternary International 249: 72-83. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.04.012

Neumann, K., K. Bostoen, A. Höhn, S. Kahlheber, A. Ngomanda & B. Tchiengué: First farmers in the Central African rainforest: A view from southern Cameroon. Quaternary International 249: 53-62. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.03.024


Höhn, A.: Analysis of the charcoal finds. In: L.P. Petit, M. von Czerniewicz & C. Pelzer (eds.): Oursi hu-heero. A Medieval House Complex in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Leiden (Sidestone Press): 141-149.


Kahlheber, S., A. Höhn & N. Rupp: Archaeobotanical studies at Nok sites: an interim report.- Nyame Akuma 71: 2-17.

Magnavita, C., O. Adebayo, A. Höhn, D. Ishaya, S. Kahlheber, V. Linseele & S. Ogunseyin: Garu Kime: a late Borno fired-brick site at Monguno, NE Nigeria.- African Archaeological Review. (DOI: 10.1007/s10437-009-9058-0 )


Höhn, A.: Where did all the trees go? Changes of the woody vegetation in the Sahel of Burkina Faso during the last 2000 years. – In: Cappers, R. (ed.): Fields of Change. Progress in African Archaeobotany. Groningen Archaeological Studies 5: 35-41.

Höhn, A., S. Kahlheber, K. Neumann & A. Schweizer: Settling the rain forest – the environment of farming communities in Southern Cameroon during the first millennium BC. In: Runge, J. (ed.): Palaeoecology of Africa 28. London (Taylor & Francis): 29-41.


Eggert, M.K.H., A. Höhn, S. Kahlheber, C. Meister, K. Neumann & A. Schweizer: Pits, graves and grains. Archaeological and archaeobotanical research in southern Cameroun. Journal of African Archaeology 4(2): 273-298.


Höhn, A.: Zur eisenzeitlichen Entwicklung der Kulturlandschaft im Sahel von Burkina Faso. Untersuchungen von archäologischen Holzkohlen. – Doktorarbeit am Fachbereich Biologie und Informatik der J. W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.


Höhn, A., S. Kahlheber & M. Hallier-von Czerniewicz: Den frühen Bauern auf der Spur. Siedlungs-und Vegetationsgeschichte der Region Oursi (Burkina Faso). – In: Albert, K.-D., D. Löhr & K. Neumann (eds.): Mensch und Natur in Westafrika. Ergebnisse aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 268 "Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum westafrikanische Savanne: 221-255; Weinheim (Wiley-VCH).


Höhn, A.: Vegetation changes in the Sahel of Burkina Faso(West Africa) – Analysis of charcoal from the Iron Age sites Oursi and Oursi-Village. – In: Thiébault, S. (ed.): Charcoal Analysis: Methodological Approaches, Palaeoecological Results and Wood Uses, BAR International Series 1063: 133-140.


Kahlheber, S., K.-D. Albert & A. Höhn: A contribution to the palaeoenvironment of the archaeological site Oursi in North Burkina Faso. – In: Neumann, K. & S. Kahlheber (eds.): Man and Environment in the West African Sahel - an Interdisciplinary Approach. - Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268 17, 145-160.


Petit, L., O. Bagodo, A. Höhn & K.P. Wendt: Archaeological sites of the Gourma and Mékrou plains. – Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268 14: 229-236.


Höhn, A.: Wood anatomy of selected West African species of Caesalpinioideae and Mimosoideae (Leguminosae): A comparative study. – IAWA Journal 20: 115-146.