Dr. Alexandre Chevalier

‎Archaeobotanist
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Key Publications
A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014.
Key Projects

2007-2011: "Assessing the human ecology at the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene transition in the South Central Andes through archaeobotanical analyses (seeds, phytoliths and starches)". Universidad de Tarapacá en Arica / Centro de Investigación del Hombre en el Desierto (CIHDE), Chile.

2006 - 2007: “Application of microremain analyses to the understanding of human adaptation and early plant use at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition: phytoliths and starches applied to soils, human remains and artifacts”. University of California-Berkeley

2004 - 2006: “Human adaptation in the Central Andes: the contribution of phytolith analysis to the understanding of pre-Columbian peopling and economic relationships between ecozones”. Smithsonian Tropical Institute - National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC & University of California-Berkeley.

2004 - present: “Ychsma”. Centre de Recherches Archéologiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

2002 - 2010: “Pérou-Sud”. UMR 8096 "Archéologie des Amériques", Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS), France.

2003: Archaeological Research Project "Gentil" (INDEA-Lima, AMNH-New York, University of Geneva), Peru.

2000: Archaeological Research Project "Pailón" (Kommission für Allgemeine- und Vergleichende Archäologie des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Bonn). Bolivia.

1998: Archaeological Research Project "Pierina, Misquilchilca-Barrick", Huaraz, Peru.

Professional experiences

01/04/2004 > 31/12/2011: Team leader

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Team leader of the research group “Crops and People” of the ESF networking research project “Early Remnant Technical Heritage”

01/01/2009 > ongoing: Research fellow in archeosciences

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/09/2004 > 30/10/2007: Laboratory Instructor

University of California-Berkeley

01/09/2003 > 31/07/2004: Visiting Lecturer

Swiss Science and Technology Council, Bern, Switzerland

Visiting Lecturer , Department of Anthropology & Ecology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

01/03/2002 > 31/10/2002: Project Manager

Project Manager, TA-Swiss, Swiss Science and Technology Council, Bern, Switzerland

Academic training

01/09/1996 > 31/10/2002: Doctorat ès Sciences

Doctorat ès Sciences, Department of Anthropology & Ecology
Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva

01/09/1993 > 30/06/1994: Master II in Botany

Master in Botany
University of Geneva- Botanical Garden and Conservatory of Geneva

01/09/1988 > 31/05/1993: Master I in Prehistoric Archaeology

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology
Department of Anthropology & Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva

01/09/1988 > 31/05/1991: Partial Bachelor in Arts and Humanities

Department of History of Ancient Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Geneva

01/09/1981 > 30/06/1985: Propédeutique I

School of Architecture, , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

2014

A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014.
A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Factors and Issues in Plant Choice (introduction), in Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014, pp. 3-11.
E. Marinova and Valamoti, S. - M. , Crop diversity and choices in the prehistory of SE Europe: the archaeobotanical evidence from Greece and Bulgaria, in Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pena-Cocharro, L. Oxbow Books, 2014, pp. 64-74.
C. Goffioul, Chevalier, A. , Deforce, K. , Hanut, F. , Lambermont, S. , and Pigière, F. , La tombe de Wanze : un exemple d'étude pluridisciplinaire., in Catalogue d'exposition « De la Tombe au bûcher », H. F. SPW, pp. 216-227.
C. Goffioul, Chevalier, A. , Deforce, K. , Hanut, F. , Lambermont, S. , and Pigière, F. , La tombe de Wanze : un exemple d'étude pluridisciplinaire., in Catalogue d'exposition « De la Tombe au bûcher », H. F. ( dir.) SPW, pp. 216-227.
01/04/2012 to 30/09/2017

CORES: Comparing regionality and sustainability in Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul between Iron and Middle Ages (1,000 BC - AD 1,000)

The aim of the project is to approach the concepts of regionality and sustainability in four ancient regions, Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul, from 1000 BC to 1000 AD, through the interdisciplinary study of long-term waves of regional change and development in a comparative framework.
01/01/2005 to 31/12/2014

Archaeosciences applied to sites in Wallonia

Set up of an expert team in archaeosciences dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of sites in Wallonia.The team members assist the archaeologists in the field and, through their lab analyses, assure the reconstruction of the former environment and subsistence practices.The team collaborates to the preparation of publications and exhibits.
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