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Curriculum Vitae

Born December 17 1972, in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

Prize

2004 Tübingen Prize for Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology Research, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

 

Professional Appointments

Jan. 2008 - present Specialist of Paleolithic excavations in the center of France, Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, St Cyr en Val, France
Sept. 2004 - Dec. 2007 Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Human Evolution of the Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Oct. 2003-Aug. 2004
Oct. 2001-Aug. 2002
Lecturer, University of Bordeaux I (Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche de l’Université Bordeaux I)
Sept. 1997-Aug. 2000 Allocataire de recherche de l’Université Bordeaux I

 

Professional preparation

December 2002 Doctorat en Préhistoire de l’Université Bordeaux I
June 1997 D.E.A. d’Anthropologie, Université Bordeaux I

 

Grants

2006 - 2009 Grant from the French goverment for field-work at Les Cottés
2003 Post-doctoral grant of the Fyssen foundation (Paris)
2003 Post-doctoral grant of the Wener-Gren foundation (New-York)
1999 - 2005 Grants from the French goverment for field-work at Pech-de-l'Azé I 
1997 - 2000 Doctoral research Grant from the French Ministry of Education
1999 Travel Grant for the U.S.A. from the French Ministry of Education
1997 - 2000  Thesis research Grant from the Aquitaine Province
1997 Student grant from the University of Bordeaux I

 

Experiences of leading a research team

2006-present Les Cottés, Vienne, France (Mousterian, Chatelperronian and Early aurignacian). Principal investigator of a field and research project.
2002-present Chez-Pinaud (Jonzac), Charente-Maritime, France (Mousterian and Upper Palaeolithic sequence). Co-principal investigator of a field project first in collaboration with J. Airvaux (SRA Poitou-Charente) in 2002, and in collaboration with J. Jaubert (University Bordeaux I), J.-J. Hublin and S. McPherron (MPI, Leipzig) since 2004.
1999-2005 Pech-de-L'Azé I, Dordogne, France (Mousterian of acheulian tradition sequence). Principal investigator of a field and research project.

 

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Affiliation with research institutes

2008 INRAP, St cyr en Val, France
and Department of Human Evolution, MPI, Leipzig, Germany
and Anthropologie des Techniques, des Espaces et des Territoires au Pliocène et au Pléistocène UMR 7041 CNRS, Nanterre, France
2004 - 2007 Department of Human Evolution, MPI, Leipzig, Germany
2003 African Research Institute, Cape Town, South-Africa
1997 - 2002 Institut de Préhistoire et de Géologie du Quaternaire, UMR 5808 CNRS, Talence, France

 

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Member of research teams

2002-2006 Action collective de recherche Le Paléolithique moyen d’Aquitaine septentrionale : émergence, développement et variabilité supervised by J.P. Texier et J. Jaubert (IPGQ, Université Bordeaux I, France)
2001-2006 CNRS/ESF Program OHLL (Origine de l’homme, du langage et des langues) OMLL supervised by F. d’Errico (CNRS, UMR 5808, Talence, France)
2001-2004 CNRS Program ECLIPSE (Excursions, Les accidents climatiques au cours des stades isotopiques 1, 2 et 3) supervised by M.-F. Sanchez-Goni (CNRS, UMR 5805, Talence, France)
2001-2004 Projet collectif de recherches supervised by A. Delagnes (CNRS, UMR 7055, Paris, France) : Paléolithique moyen dans le bassin de la Charente.
2000-2003 Abydos Survey for Paleolithic sites program supervised by D. Olszewski (University of Pennsylvania, USA) et S. McPherron (MPI, Leipzig)

 

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In charge of the analysis of lithic industries (other than the ones I excavated)

At the request of excavations directors, I have carried out or I am still carrying out the lithic analysis of the following assemblages :

2003-present Blombos, Afrique du Sud
Still Bay. Excavation directed by C. Henshilwood (African Research Institute, Cape Town, South-Africa)
2002-present Saint-Césaire, Charente, France
Mousterian and Chatelperronian. Excavation directed by F. Lévêques (SRA Poitou-Charentes, France)
2002-present Quinçay, Vienne, France
Chatelperronian. Excavation directed by par F. Lévêque (SRA Poitou-Charentes, France)
1998-present Chez-Pinaud, Charente-Maritime, France
Mousterian and Chatelperronian. Excavation directed in collaboration with J. Airvaux (SRA Poitou-Charentes, France) in 2002 and since 2004 by by J. Jaubert (University of Bordeaux I) and J.J. Hublin (MPI, Leipzig)
1998-present Grotte XVI, Dordogne, France
Mousterian and Chatelperronian. Excavation directed by J.-Ph. Rigaud (IPGQ, University of Bordeaux 1, France) and J.F. Simek (University of Tennessee, USA)
1997-1998 Bois-Roche, Charente, France
Mousterian. Excavation directed by L. Bartram (College of Franklin and Marshall, USA) and P. Villa (University of Bordeaux 1, France)

 

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Others fieldwork experience

2000, 2002 Abydos, Egypt. Sites survey for the project Abydos survey for Paleolithic sites supervised by D. Olszewski (University of Pennsylvania, USA) et S. McPherron (MPI, Leipzig)

Site supervisor

1997 Castenet, Dordogne. Excavation directed by J. Pelegrin (CNRS, UMR 7055, France) and R. White (New York University, USA)

Excavator

1998 Hayonim, Israël. Excavation directed by O. Bar-Yosef (University of Harvard, USA), L. Meignen (CNRS, UMR 7055, France) et B. Vandermersch (LAPP, UMR 5809, France)
1997, 1998 Grotte XVI, Dordogne, France. Excavation directed by J.-Ph. Rigaud (IPGQ, University of Bordeaux 1, France) et J.F. Simek (University of Tennessee, USA)
1995, 1997 Bois-Roche, Charente, France. Excavation directed by L. Bartram (College of Franklin and Marshall, USA) et P. Villa (IPGQ, University of Bordeaux 1, France)
1996 Castenet, Dordogne, France. Excavation directed by J. Pelegrin (CNRS, UMR 7055, France) et R. White (New York University, USA)
1995 Le Trou du cluzeau, Charente, France. Excavation directed by J.-F. Tournepiche (Musée d’Angoulème, UMR 5808, France)

 

Teaching Experience

2003-2004
2001-2002
Lecturer at the University of Bordeaux I (Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche de l’Université Bordeaux I)
2003-2004 94 hours of teaching for undergraduate (Archaeology, 14 hours), and for graduates students (Archaeology, 80 hours)
2001-2002 98 hours of teaching for the undergraduate (Geology, 27 hours), and for graduate students (Archaeology, 71 hours)
2003 Seminar of lithic technology for the Cape Field School, Cape Town, South-Africa (15 hours for undergraduate students)
2002 Seminar of lithic technology for the Ecole du Louvre, Paris (2 hours for undergraduate students)
1998 Teaching assistant of archaeology, Laboratory work, Graduate students, University of Bordeaux 1
1997-2000 Teaching assistant of Geology for undergraduate students at the University of Bordeaux 1

 

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