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Biography

I am an archaeologist specialised in Prehistory, Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution. I currently work on east African palaeo-environments, on the PhD research project "Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago". I use several methods in this project, such as dental usewear analyses, stable isotopes and remote sensing.

Posters

  • Crete, L., 2017. A study of ancient antelopes’ diet to investigate past vegetation changes in the Omo-Turkana basin (3.5-1.6 Ma). In: Postgraduate Symposium of the Quaternary Research Association (QRA), at the Royal Holloway, London (UK).

Grants

  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Quaternary Research Association, 05 Mar 2019). Awarded
  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Palaeontological Association, 21 Jan 2019). Completed
  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Leakey Foundation, 31 Dec 2018). Awarded
  • Using fossil antelope teeth to reconstruct hominin habitats in the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5-1.6Ma ago (NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities, 10 Dec 2018). Awarded
  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Quaternary Research Association, 02 Jul 2018). Completed
  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Association for Environmental Archaeology, 30 Apr 2018). Completed
  • Using fossil antelope teeth and remote sensing of contemporary African vegetation community types to reconstruct hominin habitats around the Omo-Turkana basin between 3.5 – 1.6 Ma ago (Prehistoric Society, 31 Mar 2018). Completed
  • Reconstructing past environmental contexts in East and South Africa between 3.5 and 0.8 million years ago (British Institute in Eastern Africa, 04 Aug 2017). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • June 2018: Festival of Learning 2018, Bournemouth University. Escape room: an archaeological mystery
  • April 2018. Bournemouth Community University. Outreach work with families and children with minor learning difficulties (4 - 10 years old). Creative hands-on activities (Cave painting and pottery making).
  • March 2018 & Feb. 2018. Hamworthy Park Junior School. Outreach work for year 6 children.Presentation and hands-on activities around Prehistory and Human Evolution
  • Oct. 2017. Beaminster School. Outreach work for year 4 children. Hands-on activities around Stone Age (presentation of artefacts, and pottery making)

Conference Presentations

  • 6th Young Natural History Scientists’ meeting, Multiproxy study of mixed-feeding antelopes’ diet to investigate past vegetation changes in eastern Africa (3.5-1.6 Ma), 12 Mar 2019, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Paris, France

Qualifications

  • MSc in Biological Anthropology (Université de Bordeaux (France), 2012)
  • MSc in Early Prehistory (University of York, 2010)
  • BA (Hons) in History and Archaeology (Université Francois Rabelais, Tours (France), 2009)
The data on this page was last updated at 04:03 on September 28, 2020.