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Jean-Jacques Delannoy

Professor, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, Université Savoie Mont Blanc

RESEARCH FOCUS: Geomorphology / Environment / Underground heritage / Natural archives / Interaction People/Environment/ Integrated approach to rock art sites (ornate caves)

• Morphological and speleogenic study of caves with high natural (morphologies) and cultural (rock art) values: reconstruction of morphologies and environment of past human occupations (ornate caves/parietal art)
• Anthropological-geomorphological approach to archaeological sites
• Determination and evaluation of assets and vulnerabilities of underground heritage objects

President of the International Scientific Council of Lascaux Cave (Ministry of Culture and Communication -France) (2018 - …)
Deputy scientific director of the CNRS Humanities and Social Sciences Department (2003 - 2005)
Deputy scientific director of the CNRS institute of Ecology and Environment (2007 - 2009)
Elected Member of the National Council for Natural Heritage (Ministry of Environment)- representative of the CNRS Institute of Ecology and Environment (2005 - 2010)
Elected Member of the National Council for Underground Heritage (Ministry of Environment) (2010-2012)
Elected Member of the National Commission for Historic Monuments – Rock art Cave (Culture Ministry) (since 2012)
Member of the Scientific Council for the nomination of Chauvet Cave to UNESCO World Heritage (2010 - 2014)


  • 1997–present
    Professor, Université Savoie Mont Blanc


  • 1997 
    Université Grenoble, Doctor d'Etat


  • 2020,


Membre Senior de l'institut Universitaire Français- Palmes Académiques - Ben Cullen Awars