Independent Publishing | Quality Publications

Welcome to Kerns Verlag | Kerns Publishing, an independent press located in Tübingen, Germany. We are committed to publishing high quality books in Prehistory and related fields for an international audience.

Current Publishing Project

We publish 3 series – Tübingen Publications in Prehistory, Tübinger Monographien zur Urgeschichte, Tübingen Publications in the Archaeology of Southwestern Asia – in cooperation with the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology of the University of Tübingen.

We are also proud to introduce the series Word, Bones, Genes, Tools: DFG Center for Advanced Studies in cooperation with the DFG Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Tübingen.

People and Prehistory

“It should not, however, be forgotten that one great advantage of a shelter or cave, which I am able to personally vouch for in the rain forest of Ituri, is the degree of socializing and the warmth that brings people together at a fire in a cave. The opportunity of bringing people together in a relatively confined space, besides also giving protection against large predators and human territorial aggression, should not be underestimated...” (J. Desmond Clark 2001: 95; cited in Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Vol II)