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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Virginie Sinet-Mathiot

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

E-mail: virginie_sinet@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

I’m a PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

I use proteomics in the analysis of archaeological bone assemblages within the context of transitional periods during human evolution. The main aim is to assess hominin behavior questions through Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS), in comparison to zooarchaeological analyses of the same assemblages.

I received training as a biologist and paleoanthropologist during my undergraduate and master studies at the University of Bordeaux (France). I have extensive experience in fieldwork, particularly laboratory operation and site collection management. These experiences have developed my interest in human diet and subsistence patterns.

Palaeoproteomic approaches such as ZooMS have already demonstrated the ability to identify particular species of interest, such as hominins, in the bone components of faunal assemblages that cannot be identified morphologically. I’m interested in the entire morphologically-unidentifiable component of Pleistocene bone assemblages in order to (re)assess human behavior in relation to faunal carcass processing, and element and prey selection.