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Dr. Elena Robakiewicz

Research Assistant


Institute for Geography Education


Gronewaldstr. 2
50931 Köln



+49 221 / 470 4634

+49 221 / 470 6736 (Secretary)



Office Hours

By Appointment

Research Interests

  • Micropaleontology
  • African Archaeology
  • Climate Reconstruction
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Geochemistry


Environment and Lake Systems Across Africa: Understanding the Relationship between Environments, Lakes, and Hominins


since 2023 PostDoc for HESCOR in Working Project 5 (Paleoenvironments: Global Archaeological Cultural Database), Universität Köln

since 2023 Research Assistant in Geographiedidaktik, Universität Köln

2023-2024 Teach@Tuebingen Fellow in Geowissenschaften, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

2019-2023 Doctor of Philosophy in Geowissenschaften & Earth Sciences, Cotutelle between Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen & University of Connecticut

2017-2019 Master's of Science in Geosciences, University of Connecticut

2016-2017 Fulbright Research Fellow in Micropaleontology and African Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

2012-2016 Bachelor's of Arts in Geology, Oberlin College


Robakiewicz, E., Owen, R.B., Rosca, C., Deino, A., Garcin, Y., Trauth, M. H., Kübler, S., Junginger, A. 2023. “Variable Climate at Paleolake Suguta, Kenya throughout the Early Middle-Pleistocene Transition.” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 628. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2023.111758

De Matos, D., Nora, D., Francisco R., Fernandes, J., Sahando Neto, M., Robakiewicz, E. 2023. “Survey and explorations of the prehistoric sites at the highlands of Southwest Angola” Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 6 (1). 10.1007/s41982-023-00152-0

Robakiewicz, E., de Matos, D., Stone, J.R., Junginger, A. 2021. “Hydrochemistry and Diatom Assemblages on the Humpata Plateau, Southwestern Angola” Geosciences 11, 359.

Matos, D., Francisco, R., Fernandes, J., Robakiewicz, E., Barros, B. 2021. “A Paisagem cársica Do Sudoeste De Angola Primeira Abordagem Ao património subterrâneo Da Formação Leba” Revista Angolana de Geociências 2 (1):127-43.