Sebastian Scheiffele was an archaeologist and Ph.D. student in the Center. His major research interest focuses on the interdependence and coevolution of techno-cultural traits and related cognitive abilities. He used behavioral patterns observable in the archaeological record as proxies for his inferences. For his doctoral study, Mr. Scheiffele examined late Middle Stone Age archaeological assemblages from eastern Africa. He is interested in understanding technological/behavioral dynamics that may have been decisive in the successful adaptation and dispersal of Late Pleistocene Homo sapiens.
|Under review||Haidle, Miriam Noël, Duilio Garofoli, Sebastian Scheiffele, Regine Stolarczyk. Fooling around with a piece of scoria – Inventions, innovations, and their relation to human cultural evolution. In Klimscha, Florian et al. (Ed.), Contextualising technical innovations in prehistory.|
|In preparation||Scheiffele, Sebastian, Miriam Noël Haidle. The complexity of making and maintaining fire: cognitive demands and chronological signification (working title).|
|Scheiffele, Sebastian. Die Herstellung von Feuer – Die zugrunde liegende Problem-Lösung-Distanz und kognitive Implikationen. Cognitive perspectives in tool behaviour Vol. 4, http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de.|