The Team

Project manager


Prof. H. Procopiou

The Project Manager, Haris PROCOPIOU, is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, associated with UMR 7041 ArScAn (Unités Mixtes de Recherche / Mixed Research Units 7041 ArScAn). She is a specialist in agricultural and craft techniques in the Bronze Age Aegean World and the Eastern Mediterranean, has taken part in excavations in Greece and the Middle East, and has led participative ethnographic investigations (Greece, India, Tunisia) dealing with pre-industrial techniques. Within this framework, she has developed strategies for saving endangered know-how, in line with the Unesco Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Prof. Procopiou has taken part in five national and six international projects, most notably the EARTH (European Science Foundation) and PlantCult (ERC/ARC Avoid, Reduce, Compensate) Programmes on pre-industrial agriculture and food practices. She co-directed one Lyon Science Transfer Project on the transmission of ancient knowledge to current craft practice and one CNRS Innovative Technologies for Multiidisciplinarity Project. She also coordinated two National Research Agency Projects on the history of proto-historical techniques. These recent studies focus on the role of the senses and emotions during creative processes.

She is presently Co-chair of the Archaeology Department, Member of the UFR 03 Board and of the Doctoral School of Archaeology ED112, and has supervised some one hundred master’s dissertations and twenty theses. She is currently supervising eleven theses and eight master’s dissertations.

Administrative Manager


Dr. E. Morero

The administrative manager of the EUR, Élise Morero, is an archaeologist specialised in the study of ancient techniques  in pre-industrial societies. Her research focuses on lapidary craftsmanship and transfers of technology. After a PhD in Aegean protohistory at the University of Paris 1 (1st national award of the MSH of Toulouse – 2010), she carried on her studies at the University of Oxford. With a grant from the Fyssen Foundation, she joined the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art in Oxford in 2011, then the Khalili Research Centre  from 2013 to 2021. She directed international multidisciplinary research projects on the stone vessels industry in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age (3rd – 2nd millennia BC), the production of rock crystal vases in the Early Islamic world (9th – 12th century AD – with Prof. Jeremy Johns, funded by Ranros Universal) and on the use of porphyry spolia in Norman Sicily (12th century AD, project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the JFF-Oxford).


Methodology Chair


Prof. F. Giligny

François GILIGNY has been Professor of Methods and Theories in Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne since 2009. He teaches methodology in archaeology, from fieldwork techniques to statistics and digital technologies and has overseen preventive excavations in archaeology and led research and excavations in the Paris Basin on Neolithic sites. He created and is co-director at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne of two professional Master’s degrees: a Master’s in Archaeology entitled “Engineering in Archaeology” and the Heritage and Museum Master’s Degree “Mediation and valorization of archaeological heritage”. As Scientific Director of the journal Les Nouvelles de l’archéologie, he has been involved in two IUPPS (International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences) Commissions, for which he organized the 18th Congress in 2018 in Paris. His research interests include the European Neolithic, ceramic technology, methodology in archaeology, digital archaeology and digital heritage.


Chair of Challenge 1 Environment and climate change


Prof. C. Petit

Christophe PETIT is Professor at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, since his appointment in 2011 to the “Archeology and Environment” chair, the only one in France. He is the co-leader of the Research Master “Archeology and Environment” and of the “Environmental Archeologies” team of UMR 7041 ArscAn.

 He has directed excavations and paleoenvironmental studies on numerous sites in France (Vix, Alésia, Oedenbourg, Molesme) and abroad (Greenland, Niger, Mexico). He was one of the animators of the European project “Rurland” which analyzed the rural space in the north-eastern quarter of Gaul, since the beginning of the middle of the 2nd century. av. AD until the end of the 5th c. ap. He is currently directing excavations, prospecting (Lidar, geophysics, geochemistry) and geoarchaeological investigations as part of interdisciplinary programs addressing the question of the relationships between ancient societies and their environment over the long term (Neolithic agriculture, occupation and management of alluvial plains,)..


Challenge 2 Chairs: Power and inequalities

Contacts:  /  Maia.Pomadere@univ-paris1

Prof. O. de Cazanove

Olivier de CAZANOVE is Professor of Western Roman Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Il est rattaché à l’UMR ARSCAN, au sein de laquelle il est co-responsable de l’équipe GAMA, « La Gaule dans le Monde Antique ».  Ancien élève de l’ENS, agrégé, il a été membre de l’École Française de Rome, directeur du Centre Jean-Bérard de Naples (1985-1991) et conduit aujourd’hui encore des fouilles dans l’Italie du Sud lucanienne, à Tricarico (Basilicate). Ses travaux portent aussi sur les lieux de culte et les offrandes dans les mondes préromains et romains, entre autres en Gaule  :  à Alésia, il a repris, à partir de 2008, l’exploration archéologique d’un grand sanctuaire consacré à Apollon Moritasgus dont il prépare actuellement la publication.  Depuis 2021, dans le cadre du labex Les Passés dans le Présent, il pilote le projet CARDO (CArnets de fouilles. La DOcumentation archéologique immergée), sur des archives archéologiques du XXe siècle, en France et en Italie

Dr. M. Pomadere

Maia POMADERE is Lecturer (maître de conference) in Greek Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,  (du Néolithique à la période archaïque), Maia Pomadère est rattachée à l’équipe de Protohistoire égéenne de l’UMR 7041-ArScAn. Agrégée d’histoire et ancienne membre de l’Ecole française d’Athènes, elle a enseigné l’histoire et l’archéologie du monde grec à l’université d’Amiens (UPJV) avant de rejoindre Paris 1 où elle assure la direction des études du parcours “Archéologie” en L3. Elle a participé à différentes missions archéologiques en Grèce et conduit depuis 2005 des fouilles dans la ville minoenne de Malia, en Crète, en cours de publication. Ses recherches sont guidées par deux axes, l’un sur l’architecture domestique, l’urbanisme et les techniques de construction dans le monde égéen ; l’autre sur les pratiques funéraires, en particulier celles appliquées aux enfants pendant la protohistoire égéenne et la transition vers l’âge du Fer. Elle est responsable de l’un des axes de l’ANR TiMMa (Timber in Minoan and Mycenaean Architecture, resp. S. Rougier-Blanc).



Challenge 3 Chair: Conflicts, mobilities and migrations


Prof. P. Butterlin

Pascal BUTTERLIN is Professor of Ancient Middle Eastern Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Alumnus of the École Normale supérieure and an Agrégé in History, he has taken part in archaeological research in Syria and Iraq, as well as directing the French Archaeological Mission of Mari in Syria and the French Archaeological Mission of Khorsabad in Iraq.





Challenge 4 Chair: Technology and innovation



Dr. M. Christensen

Marianne CHRISTENSEN is Lecturer (Maître de conferences, HDR Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches / Habilitation as Doctoral Research Superviser) in Prehistoric Archaeology and Director of the UMR 6068 TEMPS (CNRS). Her research involves a paleoethnological approach to hunter-gatherer societies, a field she analyses through production technologies in hard materials of animal origin, thus studying the role they play in the everyday life of hunter-gatherers in Europe and in South America. Her teaching, professional training and research activities have been mainly in these fields for many years and she has brought together collective research efforts in the field by creating the research focus area “Animal resources: acquiring, transforming and using” in 2002 within her team. Excavation co-director of the Magdalenian site of Étiolles since 1991, she is also Director of the French Archaeological Mission in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs). At present, she is Chair of the Master 2 programme “Archaeology of Prehistory and Protohistory”, Member of the UFR 03 Council (Board) and the ED112 Doctoral School of Archaeology. She has supervised 150 master’s degrees and 15 theses, and is presently supervising 8 theses and 6 master’s dissertations.