PHD THESES

Defended PhD theses at University of Liège

2021

  • Dries CNUTS, Appreciating the little things. Possibilities and challenges of stone tool residue analysis in reconstructing Late Pleistocene technologies
    Supervisor: V. Rots;
    Jury: P. Noiret (ULiège), R. Fullagar (Univ. Wollongong, Australia), A. Ollé (IPHES, Spain), M. Soressi (Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands)
    Defended on 30/6/2021

  • Sonja TOMASSO, What is new in the Aterian? A functional view on tool use, hafted stone tool technologies and assemblage variability at Ifri n’Ammar within the context of the Northwest African Middle Stone Age
    Supervisor: V. Rots
    Jury: P. Noiret (ULiège), R. Sala (IPHES, Spain), R. Nespoulet (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France); I. Groman-Yaroslavski (Univ. Haifa, Israel)
    Defended on 25/6/2021

2020

  • Justin COPPE, Sur les traces de l’armement préhistorique : Mise au point d’une méthode pour reconstruire les modes d’emmanchement et de propulsion des armatures lithiques par une approche expérimentale, mécanique et balistique
    Supervisor: V. Rots
    Jury: P. Noiret (ULiège), H. Plisson (CNRS, France), S. Soriano (CNRS, France), J. Whittaker (Grinnell College, USA)
    Defended on 27/10/2020

  • Noora TAIPALE, Hafting as a flexible strategy: variability in stone tool use and hafting at three European Upper Palaeolithic sites
    Supervisor: V. Rots
    Jury: P. Noiret (ULiège), N. Conard (Univ.Tübingen, Germany), K. Knutsson (Univ. Uppsala, Sweden), M. De Bie (VUB, Belgium)
    Defended on 3/7/2020

On-going PhD theses

  • Ronè OBERHOLZER, Hafting, glues and tool design. Case studies from South Africa

  • Lola TYDGADT, Lateral projectile armatures in the Palaeolithic period: identification, chronology and variation

  • Marine MICHEL, Occupations de plein air au Paléolithique Supérieur : processus d’altération, traces d’utilisation et fonctions des sites

  • Quentin GOFFETTE, Evaluation de l’importance et des rôles des oiseaux dans les sociétés humaines par l’analyse des restes osseux archéologiques mis au jour en Belgique, de la préhistoire à l’époque moderne (co-supervisor: Dr. C. Lefèvre, MNHN, Paris)

On-going PhD theses in co-supervision

At University of Liège

  • Anika LOKKER, Chemical analysis of Palaeolithic glues, Supervisor: Prof. J.-F. Focant (ULiège)

  • Florine MARCHAND, L’industrie Lithique de Tell Arqa (Plaine du Akkar, Liban Nord) ; Supervisor : Prof. L. Colonna d’Istria (ULiège)

Abroad

  • Dylan JONES, University of Liverpool, UK, Tool use and function on the margins of northern Europe, 400,000 years ago’ with a focus on Acheulean and Clactonian sites from East Anglia (UK); Supervisor: Prof. L. Barham; other co-supervisor: J. Gowlett.

  • Chris SCOTT, University of Liverpool, UK, Use-wear analysis on Acheulean bifaces from Kalambo Falls and Beaches Pit (UK); Supervisor: Prof. L. Barham; other co-supervisor: J. Gowlett.