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Publications

Nigst, P.R. 2014, First Modern Human Occupation of Europe: The Middle Danube Region as a Case Study, in K Boyle, RJ Rabett & CO Hunt (eds), Living in the Landscape: Essays in Honour of Graeme Barker, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, pp. 35-47

Nigst PR, Haesaerts P, Damblon F, Frank-Fellner C, Mallol C, Viola B, Götzinger M, Niven L, Trnka G, and Hublin J-J (2014). Early modern human settlement of Europe north of the Alps occurred 43,500 years ago in a cold steppe-type environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(40):14394-14399. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1412201111

Seguin-Orlando A, Korneliussen TS, Sikora M, Malaspinas A-S, Manica A, Moltke I, Albrechtsen A, Ko A, Margaryan A, Moiseyev V, Goebel T, Westaway M, Lambert D, Khartanovich V, Wall JD, Nigst PR, Foley RA, Lahr MM, Nielsen R, Orlando L, and Willerslev E (2014). Genomic structure in Europeans dating back at least 36,200 years. Science 346:1113-1118. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa0114

Nigst P.R.(2014). Willendorf II: Geography and culture. in: C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer, New York. pp. 7824-7833. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1865

Usik, V., Koulakovska, L., Nigst, P. R., & Haesaerts, P. (2013). Research on the Palaeolithic in Transcarpathia. In Archaeological Research in Ukraine 2012 (pp. 173-174). Kiev: Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in Ukrainian).

Koulakovska, L., Usik, V., Nigst, P. R., & Haesaerts, P. (2013). News from the Middle Palaeolithic Dniestr. In Archaeological Research in Ukraine 2012 (pp. 373-374). Kiev: Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Science of Ukraine (in Ukrainian).

Haesaerts P., Damblon F., Nigst P. and Hublin J-J. (2013). ABA and ABOx radiocarbon cross-dating on charcoal from Middle Pleniglacial loess deposits in Austria, Moravia, and Western Ukraine. Radiocarbon, 55, 641-647. DOI: 10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16344

Philip R Nigst, Walpurga Antl (2013), KG Willendorf, Fundberichte aus Österreich, vol 51, p. 242. [pdf]

Philip R. Nigst, Larissa Koulakovska, Vitaly Usik, Freddy Damblon, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Paul Haesaerts (2013), Neanderthal and Modern Human Adaptations in Climatic Context: New Fieldwork in Western Ukraine. Paleoanthropology Society Meetings Abstracts, Honolulu, HI, 2-3 April 2013, PaleoAnthropology 2013:A1-A41. DOI: 10.4207/PA.2013.ABS11

Paul Haesaerts, Andrei Sinitsyn, Freddy Damblon, Johannes van der Plicht, Philip Nigst (2013), New data on the radiocarbon chronology of the Stretleskayan at Kostenki (Voronezh, Central Russia), ESHE Meeting Vienna 2013, Abstracts. [pdf]

Philip R. Nigst, Larissa Koulakosvka, Vitaly Usik, Freddy Damblon, Stéphane Pirson, Pia Spry-Marques, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Paul Haesaerts (2013), Exploring Neanderthal and modern human occupation east of the Carpathian Mountains: New fieldwork in the Dniestr valley (Ukraine), ESHE Meeting Vienna 2013, Abstracts. [http://eshe.eu/files/ESHE_Vienna_2013_Abstracts.pdf

Bosch, M.D., Nigst, P.R., Fladerer, F.A., Antl-Weiser, W. (2012), Humans, bones and fire: Zooarchaeological, taphonomic, and spatial analyses of a Gravettian mammoth bone accumulation at Grub-Kranawetberg (Austria). Quaternary International 252:109-121. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. (2010), The Aurignacian in Eastern Austria: Preliminary Results of an Analysis of the Lithic Technology of Willendorf II, layer 3, and its Implications for the Transition from Middle to Upper Palaeolithic in Central Europe, in: Neugebauer-Maresch, Chr., Owen, L.R. (Eds.), New Aspects of the Central and Eastern European Upper Palaeolithic - methods, chronology, technology and subsistence, Mitteilungen der prähistorischen Kommission 72, 81-99.

Nigst, Ph. R., Viola, T. B., Antl-Weiser, W. (2010), Digital Documentation of Palaeolithic Excavations: A Case Study, in: Neugebauer-Maresch, Chr., Owen, L.R. (Eds.), New Aspects of the Central and Eastern European Upper Palaeolithic - methods, chronology, technology and subsistence, Mitteilungen der prähistorischen Kommission 72, 311-317. [pdf]

Antl-Weiser, W., Fladerer, F. A., Nigst, Ph. R., Verpoorte, A. (2010), Grub/Kranawetberg (Lower Austria) – Insights into a Gravettian Micro-region in Eastern Austria, in: Neugebauer-Maresch, Chr., Owen, L.R. (Eds.), New Aspects of the Central and Eastern European Upper Palaeolithic - methods, chronology, technology and subsistence, Mitteilungen der prähistorischen Kommission 72, 231-243.

Nigst, Ph. R., Viola, B. & Trnka, G. (2008), KG Willendorf, in: Fundberichte aus Österreich 46/2007, 610-611. [pdf]

Nigst, P R., Viola, B., Haesaerts, P., Blockley, S., Damblon, F., Frank, C., Götzinger, M., Hambach, U., Mallol, C., Moreau, L., Niven, L., Richter, D., Richards, M., Zöller, L., Hublin, J.-J., and Trnka, G. (2008), Neue Forschungen in Willendorf II: Ein Vorbericht über die Grabung 2006. Mitteilungen der Anthropologischen Gesellschaft Wien (MAGW) 138, 79-88.  [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R., T. B. Viola, P. Haesaerts & G. Trnka (2008) Willendorf II. In: Venus08 - Art and Lifestyle, Symposium Vienna 10-14 November 2008, Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen aus dem Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseum 19, 31-58. [pdf]

Nigst, Philip R., Th. Bence Viola, Paul Haesaerts, Simon Blockley, Freddy Damblon, Christa Frank, Markus Fuchs, Michael Götzinger, Ulrich Hambach, Carolina Mallol, Luc Moreau, Laura Niven, Michael Richards, Daniel Richter, Ludwig Zöller, Gerhard Trnka, and Jean-Jacques Hublin (2008), New Research on the Aurignacian of Central Europe: A first Note on the 2006 Fieldwork at Willendorf II, Quartär 55, 9-15. [link]

Nigst, Ph. R., Viola, B. & Trnka, G. (2007), KG Willendorf, in: Fundberichte aus Österreich 45/2006, 626-627 [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. (2006), The first modern humans in the Middle Danube Area? New Evidence from Willendorf II (Eastern Austria), in: Conard N. J. (Ed.), When Neanderthals and Modern Humans Met. Kerns Verlag, Tuebingen, 269-304. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. (2006), Eine Behausung aus dem Gravettien? Vorläufige Ergebnisse der GIS-basierten Analyse der räumlichen Verteilung der Fundobjekte in Grub/Kranawetberg (Österreich) mit einem Überblick über die Behausungen aus dem Gravettien Europas. Archaeologia Austriaca 88, 29-66. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. (2004), Some preliminary observations on intrasite spatial patterning of Grub/Kranawetberg (1995 and 1996 area). In: J. A. Svoboda & L. Sedláčková (eds.), The Gravettian along the Danube. Proceedings of the Mikulov Conference, 20.-21. November 2002. Dolní Věstonice Studies 11, 131-141. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. (2004) , Ein gravettienzeitlicher Behausungsgrundriss? Erste Beobachtungen zur räumlichen Organisation der Fundstelle Grub/Kranawetberg (Österreich). Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 34(2), 153-168.

Nigst, Ph. R. (2004) , "Neue" alte Funde aus Willendorf II, Schicht 3. Archäologie Österreichs 15(1), 23-25. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R., T. B. Viola, M. Doneus & W. Antl (2004), Digitale Dokumentation paläolithischer Grabungen. Archäologie Österreichs 15(1), 36-48. [pdf]

Nigst, Ph. R. , T. B. Viola, M. Doneus & W. Antl (2004), GRUPS and ArcGRIMP: a new system for digital excavation documentation and importing recorded data to a GIS. In: Enter the Past: The E-way into the four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage: CAA 2003 – Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Proceedings of the 31 st Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 2003, British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series 1227, 2004, CD-ROM-publication.

Nigst, Ph. R. (2004), Digitale Befunddokumentation, in: E. Kislinger, S. Metaxas & I. Ott, Conventazzo (Torrenova/ME): Archäologie und Geschichte (FWF-Projekt P 14997). Bericht über die Aktivitäten 2001-2003. Anzeiger der philosophisch-historischen Klasse 139. Jahrgang, 164-166.

Nigst, Ph. R. (2000), Die spätpaläolithisch-frühmesolithischen Funde von Oberstinkenbrunn, Fundstelle 1, Niederösterreich. Fundberichte aus Österreich 38 (1999), 593-600.

Nigst, Ph. R. (1999), Geschlagene Steinartefakte. In: D.-F. Svoboda, Jungsteinzeit am Martinsfeld. Zur Bemaltkeramischen Kultur im Linzer Raum und in Oberösterreich. Linzer Archäologische Forschungen, Sonderheft XXIII, 16-17.

Grömer, K., St. Moser, Ph. Nigst, K. Rebay (1998), Eine spätbronzezeitliche Urne mit Beigaben aus Lungitz, OÖ. Archäologie Österreichs 9(1), 47-50.

 

Unpublished M.A. thesis

Nigst, Ph. R. (2003), Fundverteilungen um Feuerstellen, die Ring and Sector Method und Grub/Kranawetberg: Eine Studie zur Analyse latenter Strukturen altsteinzeitlicher WildbeuterInnenlager, unpub. M.A. thesis, University of Vienna. [pdf]

 

Presentations (Talks and Posters)

November 2008

Talk at the Venus08 Meeting in Vienna/Austria, November 10th to 14th, 2008

"New research on the Aurignacian in Central Europe: fieldwork inWillendorf II, Lower Austria (2006 and 2007) and its implications for the Middle/Upper Palaeolithic transition" (with B. Viola, P. Haesaerts, F. Damblon, C. Frank, D. Richter, M. Götzinger, U. Hambach, C. Mallol, L. Moreau, L. Niven, J. Rios Garaizar, J.-J. Hublin, and G. Trnka)

November 2008

Poster at the Venus08 Meeting in Vienna/Austria, November 10th to 14th, 2008

"The earliest Gravettian of Lower Austria. A focus on the lithic assemblage of Willendorf II – AH 5 (excavations 1908-1955)" (with L. Moreau and W. Antl-Weiser)

November 2008

Poster at the Venus08 Meeting in Vienna/Austria, November 10th to 14th, 2008

"Raw material determination of the Early Aurignacian of Willendorf II-AH 3: preliminary results" (with M. Brandl, M. Götzinger, and G. Trnka)

September 2008

Talk at the DEQUA meeting, Vienna/Austria, September 2008

"From Willendorf to Molodova - New Insights on the Climatic Background and Chronology of the Middle Pleniglacial in Central Europe" (with P. Haesaerts, T.B. Viola, and G. Trnka)

Published abstract

March 2008

Talk at the Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver/Canada, March 25th and 26th, 2008

"New research on the Early Upper Paleolithic in Central Europe: Excavations in Willendorf II, Austria (2006 & 2007)" (with B. Viola, P. Haesaerts, F. Damblon, S. Blockley, C. Frank, D. Richter, M. Gotzinger, U. Hambach, C. Mallol, L. Moreau, L. Niven, M. Richards, G. Trnka and J.-J. Hublin)

Published Abstract see: http://www.paleoanthro.org/journal/content/PAS2008A.pdf

March 2008

Talk at the SAA Annual Meeting, Symposium "Soils and Sediments in Old World and New World Archaeological Settings: A Symposium in Honour of Paul Goldberg", Vancouver/Canada, March 29th, 2008

"Geoarchaeological News from Willendorf II" (with C. Mallol, P. Haesaerts and B. Viola)

March 2008

Poster at the SAA Annual Meeting

"New excavations in the Early Upper Palaeolithic in Central Europe: The site of Willendorf II" (with B. Viola, P. Haesaerts, F. Damblon, C. Frank, and G. Trnka)

January 2008

Talk at the "Unravelling Hominin Relations with the Environment in Central Europe during Oxygen Isotope Stage 3" at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (organized by Patrick Skinner & Rebecca Farbstein; http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/ois3-hominin-relations/), 18th January 2008

" Willendorf II – Environmental Change and lithic raw material use in Central Europe during OIS 3" (with Bence Viola, Paul Haesaerts, Freddy Damblon, Christa Frank, Michael Götzinger, and Gerhard Trnka)

January 2008

Invited Talk at the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

"The Early and Middle Upper Palaeolithic sequence of  Willendorf II: New fieldwork since 2006"

April 2007

Talk at the 49. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. in Trento/Italy, April 18-22, 2006

" Willendorf II and the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Central

Europe: A first note on the 2006 field work (Hugo Obermaier Prize 2006) " (with T.B. Viola, P. Haesaerts, F. Damblon, D. Richter, C. Mallol, U. Hambach, L. Niven, S. Blockley, M. Götzinger, L. Moreau, C. Frank, L. Zöller, M. Fuchs, and G. Trnka)

September 2006

Talk at the XVth UISPP meeting in Lisbon/Portugal, September 4-9, 2006

" The Early Upper Palaeolithic in Central Europe: the site of Willendorf II ( Lower Austria) " (with Paul Haesaerts)

September 2006

Talk at the XVth UISPP meeting in Lisbon/Portugal, September 4-9, 2006

" Intrasite spatial organization of Grub/Kranawetberg: methodology

and interpretations - insights into the spatial organization of Gravettian

sites in Eastern Central Europe " (with W. Antl-Weiser)

April 2006

Poster at the 48. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. in Koeln/Germany, April 18-22, 2006

" Digital documentation of Palaeolithic excavations: a case study " (with T.B. Viola and W. Antl-Weiser)

November 2005

Talk at the International Conference “New Aspects concerning the Middle and Eastern European Upper Paleolithic - methods, chronology, technology and subsistence” in Vienna ( Austrian Academy of Sciences) November 9-11, 2005

"The Early Aurignacian of Willendorf II, layer 3: lithic technology and raw material utilization"

April 2005

Talk at the 47. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. in Neuchâtel/Switzerland, March 29-April 2, 2005

"Das frühe Aurignacien von Willendorf II, Schicht 3: Ergebnisse der Analyse der Steingerätetechnologie"

July 2004

Poster at the International Workshop "Neanderthals and Modern Humans Meet?" in Blaubeuren/Tuebingen, Germany, July 7-10, 2004

"The first modern humans in the Middle Danube Area: New evidence from Eastern Austria"

April 2004

Talk at the 46. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. in Greifswald/Germany, April 13-17, 2004

" Ein gravettienzeitlicher Behausungsgrundriss aus Grub/Kranawetberg (Österreich) "

April 2004

Poster at the 46. Tagung der Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V. in Greifswald/Germany, April 13-17, 2004

"Neue Forschungen in Willendorf II. Vorbericht über die Arbeiten an 'neuen' alten Funden der Kulturschicht 3 (frühes Aurignacien)"

April 2003

Poster at the CAA 2003 & Workshop 8 - Archäologie und Computer, April 8-12 2003, Vienna City Hall, Vienna, Austria

" GRUPS and ArcGRIMP: a new system for digital excavation documentation and importing recorded data to a GIS " (with T.B. Viola, M. Doneus, and W. Antl-Weiser)

 

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