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Marion Hernandez

Marion Hernandez

I am a geochronologist working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

I am broadly interested in the timing and dynamics of the human peopling throughout the Pleistocene. To address these issues, I focus my work on establishing chronological frameworks of human occupations by using paleodosimetric methods, particularly Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL). In this field, my methodological researches consist of developing new approaches to extend the age range of OSL dating on sedimentary quartz and to establish broadly applicable protocols for the dating of Early and Middle Pleistocene contexts.

During my PhD I focused on the chronology of Early and Middle Paleolithic sites from Southwestern France. I am presently in charge of the OSL chronological study of Middle and Upper Pleistocene archaeological sites from Europe, Israel, and Ethiopia (see more details about the projects).  


Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 356
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
email: marion_hernandezeva.mpg.de