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Centre de Recherche et d'Etudes pour l'Art Préhistorique Emile Cartailhac

   

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Tilman LENSSEN-ERZ

lenssen.erz@uni-koeln.de

Né le 05/08/1955

Directeur de la recherche sur l'art rupestre de l'Unité de Recherche Africaine
Institut d'Archéologie Préhistorique
Université de Cologne
Jennerstr. 8
D - 50823 Köln


PhD en Préhistoire et Protohistoire (1997)

Gemeinschaft – Gleichheit – Mobilität. Felsbilder im Brandberg, Namibia, und ihre Bedeutung. Grundlagen einer textuellen Felsbildarchäologie“ (Basics of textual rock art archaeology applied to the rock art of the Brandberg, Namibia). Université de Francfort.


Domaines de recherche

Scientific activities: Field research; documentation of rock art; publications; development and application of concepts for the documentation and analysis of rock art; development of programs and concepts for research.

Scientific concepts: textual rock art archaeology; empirical systematization (post-structuralistic); cognition; gender roles; social management; use and cognition of space; ecology of rock art; landscape archaeology (“lifeworld archaeology”); rock art as a medium of communication; concepts of use of cultural heritage.

Regional focus:
Southern Africa : Upper Brandberg (Namibia)
Eastern Sahara: Ennedi Highlands (Tchad)

Secondary foci: cooperation with universities, museums and monuments authorities in the partner countries; cooperation with local stakeholders in CBCRM (Community based cultural resource management) and CBT (Community based tourism); training; flow-back of know-how; cooperation with the media; exhibitions; member of the board of the Heinrich-Barth-Institut e.V.; fund-raising.


Principales publications

  • Fritz, C.; Lenssen-Erz, T.; Sauvet, G.; Barbaza, M.; López-Montalvo, E.; Tosello, G.; Azéma, M. (2013). L'expression narrative dans les arts rupestres: approches théoriques. Les Dossiers d'archéologie, n°358, p. 38-45.

  • Heyd, Thomas; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2015). Art, Rock Art and Climate Change. In: Barbora Puta & Vaclav Soukup (eds.) The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind. Karolinum Press; Prague: 260-271 (pdf)

  • Jesse, Friederike; Keding, Birgit; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman & Pöllath Nadja (2013.) “I Hope Your Cattle Are Well” – Archaeological Evidence for Early Cattle-centred Behaviour in the Eastern Sahara of Sudan and Chad. In: Michael Bollig, Michael Schnegg & Hans-Peter Wotzka (eds.) Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present and Future. Berghahn, New York & Oxford: 66-103 (pdf)

  • Keding, Birgit; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Pastoors, Andreas (2007). Pictures and Pots from Pastoralists - Investigations into the Prehistory of the Ennedi Highlands, NE Tchad. Sahara 18: 23-45.

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (1992). 'Coherence - a Constituent of 'Scenes' in Rock Art. The Transformation of linguistic analytical Models for the Study of Rock Paintings in Namibia' Rock Art Research 9 (2): 87-105 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (1994) 'Jumping about - Springbok in the Brandberg Rock Paintings and in the Bleek/Lloyd Collection. An Attempt at a Correlation' in Dowson, T and Lewis-Williams, J D (eds), Contested images - diversity in Southern African Rock Art research. Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg: 275-291

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (1996). Perceptions du cadre écologique et ses expressions métaphoriques dans l'art rupestre du Brandberg (Namibie). L'Anthropologie 100, 2: 457-472 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (1997). 'Metaphors of intactness of environment in Namibian rock paintings'. In: Paul Faulstich (ed), Rock Art as Visual Ecology. IRAC Proceedings I. American Rock Art Research Association, San Miguel: 43-54 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (1997). 'The Third Gender: Human. Gender-related Patterns of Activity in the Rock Paintings of the Brandberg, Namibia' in Banks, A, Heese, H and Loff, C (eds), The Proceedings of the Khoisan Cultures & Cultural Heritage Conference, Cape Town. Infosource, Cape Town: 146-152.

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2000). 'Picturing Ecology through Animal Metaphorism - Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers and the First Pastro-Foragers in Namibia' in Bollig, M and Gewald, J-B (eds), People, Cattle and Land - Transformations of a Pastoral Society in Southwestern Africa. Rüdiger Köppe, Köln: 95-118

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2001). Gemeinschaft - Gleichheit - Mobilität. Felsbilder im Brandberg, Namibia, und ihre Bedeutung. Grundlagen einer textuellen Felsbildarchäologie. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman, (2004). 'The landscape setting of rock-painting sites in the Brandberg, Namibia: infrastructure, Gestaltung, use and meaning' in Chippindale, C and Nash, G (eds), Pictures in Place - The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 131-150 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2007a). A rehabilitation of the common people. South African Archaeological Bulletin, 62 (186): 173-175 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2007b). Rock art in African Highlands, Ennedi Highlands, Chad - Artists and Herders in a Lifeworld on the Margins. In: Bubenzer, Olaf, Andreas Bolten & Frank Darius (eds.): Atlas of Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in Arid Africa. Africa Praehistorica 21. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln: 48-51 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2007c). Rock art in African Highlands, Brandberg/Daureb, Namibia - Painters of a Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer world. In: Olaf Bubenzer, Andreas Bolten & Frank Darius (eds.): Atlas of Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in Arid Africa. Africa Praehistorica 21. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln 2007: 72-73 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2008). Space and Discourse as Constituents of Past Identities - the Case of Namibian Rock Art. In: Inés Domingo Sanz, Danae Fiore & Sally K. May (eds.) Archaeologies of Art: Time, Place, Identity. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek: 29-50. (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2012). Adaptation or Aesthetic Alleviation: Which Kind of Evolution Do We See in Saharan Herder Rock Art of Northeast Chad? Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 22:1, 89–114

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2012). Pastoralist appropriation of landscape by means of rock art in Ennedi Highlands, Chad Afrique: Archéologie & Arts, 8, 27-43

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2012). Rock Art in Context – theoretical aspects of pragmatic data collections. In: Ben Smith, Knut Helskog & David Morris (eds.), Working with Rock Art - Recording, Presenting and Understanding Rock Art Using Indigenous Knowledge. Wits University Press, Johannesburg: 47-58 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2013). The dark ages of picturing – does art originate from caves? In: Klaus Sachs-Hombach & Jörg R. Schirra (eds.) Origins of Pictures. Herbert von Halem Verlag; Köln, p. 250-269 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman (2015). Cooperation or Conflict? Identity and Scarce Resources of Prehistoric Saharan Pastoralists. African Study Monographs, 36 (1): 5-26 (pdf)

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Erz, Marie-Theres (2000). Brandberg - der Bilderberg Namibias. Thorbecke Verlag, Stuttgart.

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Linstädter, Jörg (2009). Resources, Use Potential and Basic Needs - A Methodological Framework for Landscape Archaeology. In: Michael Bollig & Olaf Bubenzer (eds.) African Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Springer, New York: 159-197

  • Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Vogelsang, Ralf (2005). Populating no-man's-land - rock art in northern Namibia. South African Archaeological Society Goodwin Series 9, December 2005: 54 - 62

  • Pastoors, Andreas; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Ciqae, Tsamkxao; Kxunta, Ui; Thao, Thui; Bégouën, Robert; Biesele, Megan and Clottes, Jean (2015). Tracking in Caves: Experience Based Reading of Pleistocene Human Footprints in French Caves. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 25, 551-564 (pdf)

  • Sauvet, Georges; Layton, Robert; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Taçon, Paul; Wlodarczyk, André (2006). La structure iconographique d'un art rupestre est-elle une clef pour son interprétation ? Zephyrus, LIX (Homenaje a F. Jordá Cerdá), p. 97-110. (pdf)

  • Sauvet, Georges; Layton, Robert; Lenssen-Erz, Tilman; Taçon, Paul; Wlodarczyk, André (2009). Thinking with animals in Upper Palaeolithic rock art. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19, 3: 319-336 (pdf)

  • Sauvet, G.; Layton, R. H.; Lenssen-Erz, T.; López-Montalvo, E.; Taçon, P.; Wlodarczyk, A. (2012). De l’iconographie d’un art rupestre à son interprétation anthropologique. In : Clottes J. (dir.), L’art pléistocène dans le monde / Pleistocene art of the world / Arte pleistoceno en el mundo, Actes du Congrès IFRAO, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, septembre 2010, Symposium « Signes, symboles, mythes et idéologie... ». N° spécial de Préhistoire, Art et Sociétés, LXV-LXVI, 2010-2011, CD : p. 1763-1776 (pdf)

  • von Czerniewicz, Maya; Tilman Lenssen-Erz & Jörg Linstädter (2004). Preliminary investigations in the Djebel Uweinat region, Libyan Desert. Journal of African Archaeology, 2, 1: 81-96 (pdf)


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    Tilman Lenssen-Erz a compilé et édité les travaux de Harald Pager dans le Haut Brandberg (Namibie):

  • Pager, Harald (1989) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part I - Amis Gorge. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Pager, Harald (1993) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part II - Hungorob Gorge. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Pager, Harald (1995) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part III - Southern Gorges. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Pager, Harald (1998) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part IV - Umuab and Karoab Gorges. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Pager, Harald (2000) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part V - Naib Gorge (A) and the Northwest. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

  • Pager, Harald (2006) The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg, part VI - Naib (B), Circus and Dom Gorges. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln.

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