Glauberman, Philip

Affiliated Researcher


1999 BA Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (USA); 2002 MA Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Leiden (the Netherlands); 2014 PhD Anthropology, University of Connecticut (USA)

I am a post-doctoral researcher at URV/IPHES-CERCA, and am also affiliated with the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany, and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

As a broadly trained prehistoric archaeologist, I have conducted fieldwork and research in North America, Europe, China, and the Armenian Highlands. I am mainly interested in learning about Pleistocene human behavior through the study of stone artifacts, their contexts, and site formation processes.

My graduate studies investigated hominin land-use behaviors through the study of Middle Paleolithic surface sites in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since 2008, I have co-directed and collaborated on several excavation and survey projects in the Armenian Highlands, aimed at refining our knowledge of the regional Paleolithic.

My current research focuses on the earliest hominin occupation of Eurasia. In collaboration with colleagues at IPHES-CERCA and an Armenian-international research group, we have initiated a field-research project on Early Pleistocene hominin occupation and behavior in the Armenian Highlands. This project involves excavation, geochronology, and paleoenvironmental research at two cave sites. We also aim to document new Paleolithic sites in the surrounding river catchment. A long-term goal is to collect archaeological and environmental data to better understand landscape-scale hominin behavior during the earliest occupation(s) of the study region, and to eventually enable comparison with other areas in Eurasia with Early Pleistocene archaeological records.

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Selected publications:

Gasparyan, B., Glauberman, P., 2022 Beyond European boundaries: Neanderthals in the Armenian Highlands and the Caucasus. In F. Rivals, F. Romagnoli, S. Benazzi (Eds.) Updating the Neanderthals: Understanding Behavioral Complexity in the Late Middle Paleolithic. Elsevier: Cambridge, 275-295.

Glauberman, P.J., Gasparyan, B., Sherriff, J., Wilkinson, K., Li, B., Knul, M., Brittingham, A., Hren, M.T., Arakelyan, D., Raczynski-Henk, Y., Nahapetyan, S., Haydosyan, H., Adler, D.S., 2020. Barozh 12: formation processes of a late Middle Paleolithic open-air site in western Armenia. Quaternary Science Reviews 236, 106276, 1-23.

Glauberman, P., Gasparyan, B., Wilkinson, K., Frahm, E., Nahapetyan, S., Arakelyan, D., Raczynski-Henk, Y., Haydosyan, H., Adler, D.S., 2020. Late Middle Paleolithic technological organization and behavior at the open-air site of Barozh 12 (Armenia). Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 4, 1095-1148.

Glauberman, P.J., 2016. Middle Palaeolithic Land Use in Dutch and Belgian Limburg: Integrating Data from Upland Surface Sites. Quaternary International 411, 198-215.

Glauberman, P.J., Thorson, R.M., 2012. Flint Patina as an Aspect of “Flaked Stone Taphonomy”: A Case Study from the Loess Terrain of the Netherlands and Belgium. Journal of Taphonomy 10, 21-43.