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28/01/1980 Liege, Belgium



Since September 2007

PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

PhD project: "The emergence of bladelet production in Early Upper Palaeolithic assemblages from the Anuy river valley, Siberian Gorny Altai"

November 2006

University College of London
Ma in Archaeology

Dissertation: "Bladelet production during the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in the Altai region ( Siberia): Critical, theoretical and methodological reflections on the contribution of technological analyses"

June 2004

University of Liège, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Graduate (licence), with distinction

Mémoire: " Les steppes nord-pontiques durant le Pléniglaciaire supérieur : Réflexions sur la variabilité des industries et sur la problématique des ensembles aurignacoïdes"

September 2001

University of Liège , Department of Art History and Archaeology

Candidat, with distinction



  • 2011: Tolbor 16 & 17, Northern Mongolia, co-director (with S. Gladyshev & B. Gunchinsuren)
  • 2009: Excavation in Kostenki 14, Russia(dir. A. Sinitsyn)
  • 2007-2009: Belgo-Russian project in Uzbekistan, field assistant and artifact analysis at Kulbulak open-air site (dir. D. Flas, K. Kolobova) and at Dodekatym II (dir. A. I. Krivoshapkin)
  • Yafteh Cave, Early Upper Palaeolithic, Luristan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2005
  • Grotte du Trou Al’Wesse, Modave, Middle and Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, 2003-2006
  • Fortification of Pont-de-Bonne, protohistoric to Middle Ages 2004, 2007
  • Isernia la Pineta, Italy, region of Molise, Lower Paleolithic, 2002
  • Northern Morocco Paleolithic Project, 2002
  • Rue Pierreuse, , Liège, Middle Ages/ modern period, archaeology of architecture, 2001
  • Grotte de Sclayn, Andenne, Middle Paleolithic, 2000, 2001



August 2004 to October 2005

Service of Prehistory, University of Liège

Employed to :


Assist in the excavation and analysis of the site of Trou Al'Wesse.


Yafteh Cave, Luristan, Iran : Early Upper Palaeolithic, Test-Pit



  • Leakey Foundation Research Grant (2011): New excavation at Tolbor 16 and Tolbor 17 Paleolithic sites (Mongolia)



  • Stage CNRS-Conseil Général de la Dordogne Technologie de la Pierre Taillée Préhistorique et Expérimentation, Eyzies de Tayac-Sireuil, 22th September to 2nd October 2008 (dir. P.-J. Texier)