Dr. Alexa Höhn
African archaeobotany and vegetation history:
- Holocene vegetation history
- Human and climatic influence on woody vegetation
- Utilization of woody resources in the past
- Development of an identification manual for charcoals from Central Africa
- Archaeological charcoal
Regional specialization on West- and Central Africa. Field work in Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon.
- Development of complex societies in sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigerian Nok Culture (since 2012)
- Human impact in coastal West Central Africa from the Iron Age to colonial times – reflected in the charcoal of Dibamba 1 (2010/2011)
- Ecological and cultural change in West and Central Africa (2005-2009)
- Cultural development and language history in the West African savanna (1997-2002)
Research fellow at long-term project: Development of complex societies in sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigerian Nok Culture
Research fellow at DFG project: Human impact in coastal West Central Africa from the Iron Age to colonial times
Research fellow at FOR 510: Ecological and cultural change in West and Central Africa
PhD (Dr), Goethe University Frankfurt. Subject: Iron Age development of a cultural landscape in the Sahel of Burkina Faso. Analyses of archaeological charcoal.
Research assistant at BIOTA-project
Research assistant at special research project 268: Cultural development and language history in the West African savanna
Study of Botany, zoology and physical geography at Goethe University Frankfurt.
Apprenticeship as book seller
Born on September 22nd in Hamburg
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, 18 Nov 2016.
Höhn, A. & K. Neumann (2012): 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
Höhn, A., S. Kahlheber, K. Neumann & A. Schweizer (2007): Settling the rain forest – the environment of farming communities in Southern Cameroon during the first millennium BC.- In: Runge, J. (ed.): Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa during the Holocene: Past – Present – Future. Palaeoecology of Africa, 28: 29-41. pdf