Firas Jabbour



The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans
Universität Tübingen
Hölderlinstraße 12
72074 Tübingen
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Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral student


"The Development of Upper Palaeolithic Behaviour in the Armenian Highlands at Aghitu-3 Cave"

My study focuses on the Upper Palaeolithic stone tools of Aghitu-3 Cave in southern Armenia. My research provides an important baseline about the only stratified Upper Palaeolithic cave site in Armenia. Most important, the site offers the opportunity to study changes in modern human behaviour between 39,000 and 24,000 cal BP during a key period of cultural development and will allow for future research into the settlement of the Armenian Highlands.



01/2018 - present full scholarship for PhD Degree from Gerda Henkel Stiftung to study at the University of Tübingen



01/2018 - present Doctoral candidate at the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

11/2009 - 11/2012 Master’s Degree in Archaeology, University of Aleppo, Syria


Conferences and workshops

2/2020 Workshop: Flint Knapping “Stage interuniversitaire d’initiation à la taille du silex,” Liège, Belgium

10/2019 TraCEr Seminar: “Traceology: Theory and Methods in Archaeological Research,” Neuwied, Germany

9/2019 35th Anniversary of Armenian Speleological Centre, Yerevan, Armenia

5/2019 3rd Conference of World of Gravettian Hunters, Kraków, Poland

4/2019 61st Annual Meeting Hugo Obermaier Society, Mettmann, Germany

Ausgewählte Publikationen und Vorträge


Submitted paper: Jabbour, F., Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B. (2019): The stone artifacts from Aghitu-3 cave and what they tell us about the first modern humans in Armenia. 35th Anniversary of Armenian Speleological Centre, Yerevan, Armenia.

Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B., Allué, E., Bigga, G., Bruch, A.A., Cullen, V.L., Frahm, E., Ghukasyan, R., Gruwier, B., Jabbour, F., Miller, C.E., Taller, A., Vardazaryan, V., Vasilyan, D. & Weissbrod, L. (2017): The earliest evidence for Upper Paleolithic occupation in the Armenian Highlands at Aghitu-3 Cave. Journal of Human Evolution 110: 37-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.05.010



Jabbour, F. (2018): The History of Syria, Alte Seegrasspinnerei, Nürtingen, Germany.

Jabbour, F., Kandel, A.W., Gasparyan, B. (2018): Typology and Technology methods in stone artifacts from Aghitu-3 cave, Urgeschichtliches Museum Blaubeuren, Germany.