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Anthropology Unit

Anthropology Unit | University of Geneva

Charlotte Pruvost


My research focuses on late Pleistocene and early Holocene lithic industries in Africa. These issues led me to study during my Master's degree epipaleolithic assemblages from North Africa, before joining the research program "Human Population and Palaeoenvironment in Africa" focused on West Africa. Within the framework of this project, I am currently working on a PhD thesis on Late Stone Age industries from MIS 2 to Early Holocene in the Falémé River Valley, in eastern Senegal. I study these assemblages, mostly made of quartz, through a technological approach of the lithic artefacts and the associated chaînes opératoires.


  • Langlois O., Durrenmath G., Khalidi L., Karrar H. K. A., Cez L., Gourichon L., Sambo H., Pruvost C. (2020), “Chronicle of a destruction foretold: a belated reassessment of the conservation status of Neolithic habitation sites in the Kadruka concession (Northern Dongola Reach, Sudan)”, Sudan & Nubia, 23, 61-67.
  • Fiocchi L., Creissen T., Bregu B., Cueco D., Gregor T., Joseph F., Pruvost C., Sevin-Allouet C. (2020), Al'Ulâ (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Preliminary archaeological Survey of The Old Town, Rapport final d'opération archéologique, l’Agence Française pour al Ula (AFALULA) et la Royal Commission for al Ula (RCU). Limoges : Éveha.


  • Pruvost C., Hajdas I., Huysecom E. (2021), "A technological approach to an Early Holocene quartz knapping pile at the Ravin Blanc X site (Falémé river valley, Eastern Senegal)", 13th International Symposium on Knappable Materials in Tarragona, Spain, 4th-7th October 2021.
  • Lespez L., Garnier A., Davidoux S., Rasse M., Lebrun B., Tribolo C., Douze K., Lorenzo Martinez M., Chevrier B., Hajdas I., Ndiaye M., Pruvost C., Huysecom E. (2021), "Environmental changes and settlement implications during the last 35 kyr along the Falémé River (Eastern Senegal). The contribution of micromorphological and phytoliths investigations", 41st Nice Côte d’Azur International Meeting of Archaeology and History in Nice, France, 11th-13th October 2021.
Charlotte Pruvost
Charlotte Pruvost
University of Geneva
Dpt. of Genetic & Evolution
Anthropology Unit
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