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I am the head of the Pan-African Evolution Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. I am an archaeological scientist interested in exploring the articulation between genetics, biogeography and material culture phylogeny to further theoretical, methodological and scientific advances in the field of human evolution. My research combines primary fieldwork in West and North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula with experimental and quantitative approaches integrated with diverse sources of information (e.g. genetic, palaeoclimate) in order to test competing hypotheses about human evolution.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Independent Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
  • 2018–2019
    MCSA Independent Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
  • 2014–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, British Academy/University of Oxford
  • 2013–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Fyssen Foundation/University of Bordeaux

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Southampton, PhD/Archaeological Science

Honours

Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute