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Sahra TalamoSahra Talamo

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modeling I develop accurate chronologies focusing in the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic period. I supervise the bone sample pretreatment in the laboratory, using the methods developed during my PhD at the MPI. I am responsible for sample selection at the sites, presently mainly in Central and Southern Europe. For AMS-dating of collagen and graphite prepared in our laboratory we co-operate with the AMS facilities of Mannheim ( and Oxford (

My actual research provides chronologies for the sites of:

  • Denisova, PI Svante Paabo
  • Les Cottes, PI Marie Soressi
  • Pech de l’Aze IV, PI Shannon Mc Pherron
  • Arcy-sur-Cure, PI Jean-Jacques Hublin


Sahra Talamo
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Dept of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 355
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399