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Dr. rer.nat. Anja Zander


Dr. rer.nat. Anja Zander

Südbau, Raum -1.07

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-3414
Fax +49-(0)221-470-5124
E-Mail anja.zander(at)uni-koeln.de

Current Position

Research Assistant 

Research Interest

Major topics: Quaternary Science, Geochronology, Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology
Regions: Central Europe, Central Asia, Middle East  


Bartz, M., Klasen, N., Zander, A. Brill, D., Rixhon, G., Seeliger, M., Eiwanger, J., Weniger, G.-C., Mikdad, A., Brückner, H., (2015): Luminescence dating of ephemeral stream sediments around the Palaeolithic site of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco). Quatemary Geochronology  02/2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.02.012

Fischer, P., Hilgers, A. & Zander, A. (2015): Zur Landschaftsgeschichte des Pulheimer Baches. - In: Pulheimer Beiträge zur Geschichte und Heimatkunde, Bd. 39, S. 1-16. Hsg.: H. Bienert, Verein für Geschichte e.V. Pulheim, 240 S.

May, S.M., Zander, A. Francois, J.P., Kelletat, D., Pötsch, S., Rixhon, G., Brückner, H. (2014):Chronological and geoarchaeological investigations on an anthropogenic shell accumulation layer in the Longotoma dune field (Central Chile)  Quaternary International 06/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.005

Kels, H., Protze, J., Sitlivy, V., Hilgers, A., Zander, A., Anghelinu, M., Bertrams, M., Lehmkuhl, F. (2014): Genesis of loess-like sediments and soils at the foothills of the Banat Mountains, Romania – Examples from the Paleolithic sites Româneşti and Coşava. Quaternary International, 06/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.04.063

Hanebuth, T.J.J., Kudrass, H. R., Linstädter, J., Islam, B., Zander, A. (2013): Rapid Coastal Subsidence in the Central Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta (Bangladesh) Since the Seventeenth Century Deduced from Submerged Salt-Producing Kiln. Geology 08/2013; DOI: 10.1130/G34646.1

Anna, S., Franke, G., Zander, A. (2013):Löwenhaus, Levenhaus, Lieferhaus – Thermolumieszenzdatierungen an einem Bohrkern aus der Kellerwand des Lieferhauses in der Liefergasse 10, Düsseldorf. In : Stadtgründung, S: 108-118, Hrsg. S. Anna & H. Preuß, Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf.

Iovita, R., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Dobos, A., Hambach, U., Hilgers, A., Zander, A. (2013): Dealul Guran: evidence for Lower Palaeolithic (MIS 11) occupation of the Lower Danube loess steppe. Antiquity 86/334, 973-989.

Zander, A. & Hilgers, A. (2013): Potential and limits of OSL, TT-OSL, IRSL and pIRIR290 dating methods applied on a Middle Pleistocene sediment record of Lake El'gygytgyn, Russia. Climate of the Past.

Schmidt, C., Kreutzer, S., Fattahi, M., Bailey, R.M., Zander, A., Zöller, L. (2011): On the luminescence signals of empty sample carriers, Ancient TL, 29(2), 65-74.

Roskin, J., Porat, N., Tsoar, H., Blumberg, D.G., Zander, A. (2011): Age, origin and climatic controls on vegetated linear dunes in the northwestern Negev Desert (Israel). Quaternary Science Reviews, 30/13-14, 1649-1674. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.03.010

Vött, A., Lang, F., Brückner, H., Gaki-Papanastassiou, K., Maroukian, H., Papanastassiou, D., Giannikos, A., Hadler, H., Handl, M., Ntageretzis, K., Willershäuser, T., Zander, A. (2011): Sedimentological and geoarchaeological evidence of multiple tsunamigenic imprint on the Bay of Palairos-Pogonia (Akarnania, NW Greece). Quaternary International 242, 213-239.

Lindhorst K., Vogel H., Hilgers A., Zander A., Krastel S., Wagner B., Wessels M. & Daut G. (2010): Stratigraphic analysis of lake level fluctuations in Lake Ohrid: an integration of high resolution hydro-acoustic data and sediment cores. Biogeosciences Discussions, 7, 3651-3689. 

Vött, A., Brückner, H., Zander, A. M., May, S.M., Mariolakos, I., Lang, F., Fountoulis, I., Dunkel, A. (2009): Late Quaternary evolution of Mediterranean poljes – the Vatos case study (Akarnania, NW Greece) based on geo-scientific core analyses and IRSL dating. – Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N. F. 53/2: 145 – 169. 

Wohlfarth, B., Veres, D., Ampel, L., Lacourse, T., Blaauw, M., Preusser, F., Andrieu-Ponel, V., Keravis, D., Lallier-Verges, E., Bjorck, S., Davies, S., Louis de Beaulieu, J., Risberg, J., Hormes, A., Kasper, H.U., Possnert, G., Reille, M., Zander, A. (2008): Rapid ecosystem response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period in Western Europe, 40-16 kyr BP. – Geology, 36/5: 407-410.

Von Den Driesch, A., Brückner, H., Obermaier, H., Zander, A. 
(2008): The hunt for wild dromedaries at the United Arab Emirates coast during the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC. Camel bones from the excavations at Al Sufouh 2, Dubai, UAE. - Archaeozoology of the Near East VIII, TMO 49, 487-498, Maison de l ’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon.

Cuttler, R., Beech, M., Kallweit, H., Zander, A. & Yasin al-Tikriti, W. (2007): Pastoral nomadic communities of the Holocene climatic optimum: excavation and research at Kharimat Khor al-Manāhil and Khor al-Manāhil in the RubΚ al-Khālī, Abu Dhabi. - Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 37: 61-78.

Zander, A., Degering, D., Preusser, F., Kasper, H.U. & Brückner, H.
 (2007): Optically stimulated luminescence dating of sublittoral and intertidal sediments from Dubai, U.A.E.: Radioactive disequilibria in the uranium decay series. – Quaternary Geochronology 2, 123-128. 

Lehmkuhl, F., Zander, A., Frechen, M. 
(2007): Luminescence chronology of fluvial and aeolian deposits in the Russian Altai (Southern Siberia). – Quaternary Geochronology 2 (1-4): 195-201.

Zander, A., Fülling, A., Brückner, H. & Mastronuzzi, G. (2006): OSL dating of Upper Pleistocene littoral sediments: a contribution to the chronostratigraphy of raised marine terraces bordering the Gulf of Taranto, Southern Italy. - Geographia fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 29 (1): 33-50, Torino. 

Kaiser, K., Miehe, G., Schoch, W.H., Zander, A. & Schlütz, F. 
(2006): Relief, soil and lost forests: Late Holocene environmental changes in southern Tibet under human impact. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplement 142: 149-173; Stuttgart.

Mischke, S., Herzschuh, U., Sun, Z., Qiao, Z., Sun, N. & Zander, A.M.
 (2006): Middle Pleistocene Ostracoda from a large freshwater lake in the presently dry Qaidam Basin (NW China). - Journal of Micropalaeontology, 25: 57-64. 

Mischke, S., Herzschuh, U., Sun, Z., Qiao, Z., Sun, N. & Zander, A.M. 
(2006): A late Middle Pleistocene large inland lake in a contemporary hyperarid desert. Episodes, 29: 34-38. 

Zander, A. & Brückner, H.
 (2005): Chronology and evolution of submerged mangrove swamps buried in the subsoil of Dubai. – Tribulus 15 (2): 10-16, Abu Dhabi.

Brückner, H., Hottenrott, M., Kelterbaum, D. Müller, K.-H., Rittweger, H., Zander, A. & Zankl, H. (2005): Karst und Paläoböden im Limburger Becken. – Exkursionsführer zur Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft (Hrsg. P. Felix-Hennigsen, P. Kühn, C. Opp), 105 – 114, Marburg.

Gruber, C., Ayoub, S., Brückner, H., von den Driesch, A., Manhart, H., Qandil, H., Werner, P. & Zander, A. 
(2005): The site of Al Sufouh 2 within Dubai Internet City/U.A.E.: Preliminary report on four campaigns of excavation (03/2001-11/2002) – Emirates Cultural Heritage.

Frechen, M., Zander, A., Zykina, V. & Boenigk, W.
 (2005): The loess record at the section at Kurtak in Middle Siberia. - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Volume 228, Issue 3-4: 228-244.

Zander, A. (2004): Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und Grenzen bei der Datierung von historischem Mörtel mit Lumineszenzmethoden. – Festungsjournal, Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung, 22: 23-24.

Gruber, C., Ayoub, S., Brückner, H., von den Driesch, A., Manhart, H., Qandil, H., Werner, P., Zander, A. (2003): The site of Al Sufouh 2 within the Internet City of Dubai/U.A.E.: Preliminary report on four campaigns of excavation (03/2001-11/2002) – In: Hellyer, P. (ed.) (2004): “The archaeological and palaeontological excavations undertaken in the U.A.E. throughout 2002-2003”, Proceedings of the Symposium held at Al Ain, April 02-03, 2003.

Nilson, E., Lehmkuhl, F., Stauch, G., Zander, A. & Frechen, M.
 (2003): The palaeoclimatological significance of dust signals: New luminescence dates from Russian and Mongolian dust source areas. – Schriften der Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung, 06/2003, 315-320.

Zander, A., Fülling, A., Brückner, H. & Mastronuzzi, G. 
(2003): Lumineszenzdatierungen an litoralen Sedimenten der Terrassentreppe von Metapont, Süditalien. – Essener Geographische Arbeiten, 35: 77-94. 

Zander, A., Frechen, M., Zykina, V. & Boenigk, W. 
(2003): Luminescence chronology of the Upper Pleistocene loess record at Kurtak in Middle Siberia. – Quaternary Science Reviews, 22: 999-1010.

Zander, A. (2000): Vergleich verschiedener Lumineszenzmethoden zur Datierung von Löß. - Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie, 6: 1-92.

Zander, A., Duller, G.A.T. & Wintle, A.G. 
(2000): Multiple and single aliquot dating techniques applied to quartz extracted from Middle and Upper Weichselian loess, Zemechy, Czech Republic. - Journal of Quaternary Sciences, 15/1: 51-60. 

Zander, A.
 (1999): Zur Stratigraphie des Lößprofils von Zemechy, Tschechische Republik (Stratigraphy of the Loess Section in Zemechy, Czech Republic). - In: R. Becker-Haumann & M. Frechen (Ed.) Terrestrische Quartärgeologie, 161-167. 

Frechen, M., Zander, A., Cílek, V. & Lozek, V. 
(1999): Loess Chronology of the Last Interglacial/Glacial Cycle in Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 18/13: 1467-1493.  


Professional Experience

Since 2009
Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Cologne

Executive employee, ASA - Laboratory for Archaeometry GmbH, Wadgassen

Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Philipps-University Marburg

Research Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Cologne