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Carolyne Douché

Carolyne Douché

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I have completed a bachelor’s degree in History of Arts and Archaeology at the University of Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, with a specialisation in Near East Archaeology. Then, I was enrolled in an Environmental Archaeology master’s program at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with a specialisation in the field of archaeobotanicany, experienced at the archaeobotanical lab of the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN). In the continuity and enlargement of my master’s dissertation, my PhD thesis, supervised by G. Willcox (CNRS), M. Tengberg (Pr. MNHN) and P. Butterlin (Pr. Univ. Paris 1), was carried out on the archaeobotanical assemblages of Tell Aswad and Dja’de el-mughara (Syria). Thus, my research focus on the emergence and development of agriculture during the Neolithic period (Xth-VIIIth mill. BC) in Southwest Asia. The study of these two early agriculture sites allowed a comparative perspective on the organisation of prehistoric plant economies in two different biogeographical and cultural regions.

I have acquired experience (both excavation and archaeobotany) on several sites in Southwest Asia. Between 2013 and 2015, I participated in the Aşıklı Höyük Project - conducted by M. Oşbazaran (Pr. Istanbul Univ.), dealing with early Neolithic in Central Anatolia. In 2013-15 participated in the excavation of one of the earliest PPNA settlements on Cyprus (Klimonas), directed by J.-D. Vigne (Pr. MNHN) and F. Briois (Pr. EPHE). In 2018, I participated in the South-Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (SEBAP), directed by W. Abu-Azizeh (Archéorient), working on a Late Neolithic hunting camp in Jordan. In 2018, I also joined several new projects in Iraq (Uweili, Banahilk, Logardan, Girdi Qala, Girdi Lashkir, Girdi Rostam and Larsa), dated from the Late Neolithic period (Ubaid) to the Islamic times.

Since december 2019, I am working as a lab assistant in archaeobotany and osteoarchaeological (STAR-C) at the Cyprus Institute, under the supervision of E. Margaritis and E. Nikita. My work includes plant recovery, sorting and identification but also the digitalisation of pathologies on human bones, mostly from greek sites.