Dr. Mietje Germonpré

Palaeontologist
Mietje Germonpré
Contact
Phone:
+32 (0)2 627 44 64
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+32 2 627 41 13
Key Publications
M. Germonpré and Sablin, M. V. , Chapter 2. Humans and mammals in the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia, in Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, and Viner-Daniels, S. Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 25-38.
D. R. Gröcke, Sauer, P. E. , Bridault, A. , Drucker, D. G. , Germonpré, M. , and Bocherens, H. , Hydrogen isotopes in Quaternary mammal collagen from Europe, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 11, pp. 12-16, 2017.
M. Germonpré, Fedorov, S. , Danilov, M. , Galeta, P. , Jimenez, E. - L. , Sablin, M. V. , and Losey, R. L. , Palaeolithic and prehistoric dogs and Pleistocene wolves from Yakutia: identification of isolated skulls., Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 78, pp. 1-19, 2017.
M. Germonpré, Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Sablin, M. , and Bocherens, H. , The Upper Palaeolithic domestication of the dog. Domestication and hybrid communities, Coexistence, coevolution, cooperation, 2016.
M. Germonpré, Fedorov, S. , Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Danilov, M. , Dmitriev, A. I. , Galeta, P. , Jimenez, E. L. , Kandyba, A. V. , Nikolskiy, P. , Protodyakonov, K. , Räikkönen, J. , Sablin, M. V. , Sinding, M. H. S. , Van den Broeck, M. , Vasilev, S. , and Losey, R. , Comparing Gravettian and Epigravettian canids from Europe with Late Pleistocene canids from Yakutia. 2nd Conference World of Gravettian Hunters, 2016.
Key Projects
Early domestication of the wolf
Palaeobiology of cave bears
Mammoth hunting by prehistoric people
Palaeolithic cave bear ceremonialism
Archaeozoology of Eurasian Palaeolithic sites
Professional experiences

01/10/1989 > ongoing: Researcher

RBINS

01/05/1983 > 30/09/1989: Assistant

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

01/03/1982 > 28/02/1983: Attaché

Belgian Geological Survey
Academic training

01/05/1983 > 30/09/1989: PhD

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

01/10/1976 > 30/09/1980: Master of Science

Universiteit Gent

2017

M. Germonpré and Sablin, M. V. , Chapter 2. Humans and mammals in the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia, in Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, and Viner-Daniels, S. Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 25-38.
D. R. Gröcke, Sauer, P. E. , Bridault, A. , Drucker, D. G. , Germonpré, M. , and Bocherens, H. , Hydrogen isotopes in Quaternary mammal collagen from Europe, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 11, pp. 12-16, 2017.
M. Germonpré, Fedorov, S. , Danilov, M. , Galeta, P. , Jimenez, E. - L. , Sablin, M. V. , and Losey, R. L. , Palaeolithic and prehistoric dogs and Pleistocene wolves from Yakutia: identification of isolated skulls., Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 78, pp. 1-19, 2017.

2016

M. Germonpré, Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Sablin, M. , and Bocherens, H. , The Upper Palaeolithic domestication of the dog. Domestication and hybrid communities, Coexistence, coevolution, cooperation, 2016.
M. Germonpré, Fedorov, S. , Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Danilov, M. , Dmitriev, A. I. , Galeta, P. , Jimenez, E. L. , Kandyba, A. V. , Nikolskiy, P. , Protodyakonov, K. , Räikkönen, J. , Sablin, M. V. , Sinding, M. H. S. , Van den Broeck, M. , Vasilev, S. , and Losey, R. , Comparing Gravettian and Epigravettian canids from Europe with Late Pleistocene canids from Yakutia. 2nd Conference World of Gravettian Hunters, 2016.
D. G. Drucker, Stevens, R. E. , Germonpré, M. , Sablin, M. , Péan, S. , and Bocherens, H. , The end of the mammoth steppe in central East European plains during the Epigravettian: insights from collagen stable isotopes. 2nd Conference World of Gravettian Hunters, Krakow, Poland, 2016.
C. Posth, Renaud, G. , Mittnik, A. , Drucker, D. G. , Rougier, H. , Cupillard, C. , Valentin, F. , Thevenet, C. , Furtwängler, A. , Wißing, C. , Francken, M. , Malina, M. , Bolus, M. , Lari, M. , Gigli, E. , Capecchi, G. , Crevecoeur, I. , Beauval, C. , Flas, D. , Germonpré, M. , van$\~$der$\~$Plicht, J. , Cottiaux, R. , Gély, B. , Ronchitelli, A. , Wehrberger, K. , Grigourescu, D. , Svoboda, J. , Semal, P. , Caramelli, D. , Bocherens, H. , Harvati, K. , Conard, N. J. , Haak, W. , Powell, A. , and Krause, J. , Pleistocene Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest a Single Major Dispersal of Non-Africans and a Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe, Current Biology, vol. 26, pp. 827–833, 2016.
H. Rougier, Crevecoeur, I. , Beauval, C. , Posth, C. , Flas, D. , Wißing, C. , Furtwängler, A. , Germonpré, M. , Gomez-Olivencia, A. , Semal, P. , van der Plicht, J. , Bocherens, H. , and Krause, J. , Neandertal cannibalism and Neandertal bones used as tools in Northern Europe, Scientific Reports, vol. 6, 2016.
C. Daujard, Abrams, G. , Germonpré, M. , Le Pape, J. M. , Wampach, A. , Di Modica, K. , and Moncel, M. - H. , Neanderthal and animal karstic occupations from southern Belgium and south-eastern France: Regional or common features?, Quaternary International, vol. 411 (A), pp. 179-197, 2016.
Y. I. Naito, Germonpré, M. , Chikaraishi, Y. , Ohkouchi, N. , Drucker, D. G. , Hobson, K. A. , Edwards, M. A. , Wissing, C. , and Bocherens, H. , Evidence for herbivorous cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) in Goyet Cave, Belgium: implications for palaeodietary reconstruction of fossil bears using amino acid $δ$15N approaches, Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 31, pp. 598-606, 2016.
M. Germonpré, Losey, R. J. , Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Galeta, P. , Sablin, M. V. , Latham, K. , and Räikkönen, J. , Spondylosis deformans in three large canids from the Gravettian Předmost{í} site: Comparison with other canid populations, International Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 15, pp. 83-91, 2016.
E. Palkopoulou, Baca, M. , Abramson, N. I. , Sablin, M. , Socha, P. , Nadachowski, A. , Prost, S. , Germonpré, M. , Kosintsev, P. , Smirnov, N. G. , Vartanyan, S. , Ponomarev, D. , Nyström, J. , Nikolskiy, P. , Jass, C. N. , Litvinov, Y. N. , Kalthoff, D. C. , Grigoriev, S. , Fadeeva, T. , Douka, A. , Higham, T. , Ersmark, E. , Pitulko, V. , Pavlova, E. , Stewart, J. R. , Węgleński, P. , Stankovic, A. , and Dalén, L. , Synchronous genetic turnovers across Western Eurasia in Late Pleistocene collared lemmings, Global Change Biology, vol. 22, pp. 1710-1721, 2016.

2015

M. Germonpré, L{'}origine paléolithique du chien, in Chiens et chats dans la Préhistoire et l{'}Antiquité, and Cattelain, P. Editions du Cedarc, 2015, pp. 7-14.
M. Germonpré, L'origine paléolithique du chien, in Chiens et chats dans la Préhistoire et l'Antiquité, C. Bellier, Cattelain, L. , and Cattelain, P. Editions du Cedarc, 2015, pp. 7-14.
C. Wißing, Crevecoeur, I. , Germonpré, M. , Krause, J. , Naito, Y. , Posth, C. , Rougier, H. , Semal, P. , and Bocherens, H. , Insight from stable isotopes into the ecology of late Neandertals, in Hugo Obermaier Conference, 2015, pp. 76-77.
M. Germonpré, Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Sablin, M. , and Bocherens, H. , A comparison of two hypotheses of the domestication of the dog, vol. 4: 97. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 2015.
C. Wißing, Rougier, H. , Crevecoeur, I. , Germonpré, M. , Naito, Y. I. , Semal, P. , and Bocherens, H. , Isotopic evidence for dietary ecology of Late Neandertals in North-Western Europe, Quaternary International, vol. 411, pp. 327-345, 2015.
M. Germonpré, Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Losey, R. J. , Räikkönen, J. , and Sablin, M. V. , Large canids at the Gravettian Předmost{í} site, the Czech Republic: the mandible, Quaternary International, vol. 359-360, pp. 211-228, 2015.
A. Evin, Gilissen, E. , and Germonpré, M. , 3D cranium models of fossils of large canids (Canis lupus) from Goyet, Trou des Nutons and Trou Balleux, Belgium, MorphoMuseuM Journal, vol. 1, p. e2, 2015.
H. Rougier, Crevecoeur, I. , Beauval, C. , Bocherens, H. , Flas, D. , Germonpré, M. , Gomez-Olivencia, A. , Krause, J. , Posth, C. , Semal, P. , van der Plicht, J. , and Wissing, C. , First evidence of Neandertal cannibalism in Northern Europe: the case of the “Troisieme Caverne” of Goyet (Belgium), Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society Meeting, 2015.
H. Bocherens, Drucker, D. , Germonpré, M. , Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Naito, Y. I. , Wissing, C. , Brůżek, J. , and Oliva, M. , Reconstruction of the Gravettian food-web at Predmosti I using multi-isotopic tracking (13C, 15N, 34S) of bone collagen, Quaternary International, vol. 359-360, pp. 211-228, 2015.
M. Germonpré, Sablin, M. , Lázničková-Galetová, M. , Després, V. , Stevens, R. E. , Stiller, M. , and Hofreiter, M. , Palaeolithic dogs and Pleistocene wolves revisited: a reply to Morey, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 54, pp. 210-216, 2015.

2014

M. Germonpré, Jacht in de Laatste IJstijd, in Man the Hunter, Leuven: Peeters, 2014, pp. 5-9.
H. Rougier, Crevecoeur, I. , Beauval, C. , Flas, D. , Bocherens, H. , Wißing, C. , Germonpré, M. , Semal, P. , and van der Plicht, J. , New fossils at the "Troisième caverne" of Goyet (Belgium) and the mortuary practices of Late Neandertals, in MIDDLE PALAEOLITHIC IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES, 2014, p. 35.
C. Wißing, Bocherens, H. , Crevecoeur, I. , Beauval, C. , Flas, D. , Germonpré, M. , Semal, P. , van der Plicht, J. , and Rougier, H. , Insight into the ecology of Neandertals in North-West Europe : Stable Isotopes and their palaeobiological implications, in MIDDLE PALAEOLITHIC IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES, 2014, p. 46.
M. Stiller, Molak, M. , Prost, S. , Rabeder, G. , Baryshnikov, G. , Rosendahl, W. , Münzel, S. , Bocherens, H. , Grandal-d'Anglade, A. , Hilpert, B. , Germonpré, M. , Stasyk, O. , Pinhasi, R. , Tintori, A. , Rohland, N. , Mohandesan, E. , Ho, S. Y. W. , Hofreiter, M. , and Knapp, M. , Mitochondrial DNA diversity and evolution of the Pleistocene cave bear complex, Quaternary International, vol. 339-340, pp. 224-231, 2014.
M. Germonpré, Udrescu, M. , and Fiers, E. , Possible evidence of mammoth hunting at the Neanderthal site of Spy (Belgium), Quaternary International, vol. 337, pp. 28-42, 2014.
V. K. Lagerholm, Sandoval-Castellanos, E. , Ehrich, D. , Abramson, N. , Nadchowski, A. , Kalthoff, D. C. , Germonpré, M. , Angerbjörn, A. , Stewart, J. R. , and Dalén, L. , On the origin of the Norwegian lemming, Molecular Ecology, vol. 23, pp. 2060-2071, 2014.

2011

M. Germonpré, Lázničková-Galetivá, M. , and Sablin, M. , Palaeolithic dogs at the Gravettian Předmostí site, the Czech Republic, in Hominid-carnivore interactions during the Pleistocene, International Congress, Salou, Spain, 25-28/10/2011, 2011.

1997

M. Germonpré and Sablin, M. , The Magdalenian upper horizon of Goyet and the late Upper Palaeolithic recolonisation of the Belgian Ardennes, Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Série Sciences de la Terre, vol. 67, pp. 167-182, 1997.

1996

M. Germonpré, Mammalian remains from the Upper Palaeolithic site of Kamenka, Buryatia (Siberia), Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 23, pp. 35-57, 1996.

1982

M. Germonpré, The Belgian Quaternary mammals: a bibliography (1819-1981), vol. 195. Jennerstreet 13, 1000 Brussels: Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Administratie der Mijnen, Geologische Dienst van België, 1982, p. 45.
M. Germonpré, The Belgian Quaternary mammals, a bibliography 1819- 1981, vol. 1982/9 - N° 195. Geological Survey of Belgium., 1982.
01/01/1993 to 31/12/2018

The Pleistocene fauna in Palaeolithic sites: the human-animal connection

Human-animal relationships during the Palaeolithic have often been regarded to be limited to subsistence related issues. Here, we propose to broaden the scope of this human-animal connection and include other dimensions like the hunting of pachyderms and small species, and the spiritual importance of hunted animals.
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2018

Prehistoric canids and the early domestication of the wolf

Our group has recently demonstrated the antiquity of this domestication of the dog. The study of canid assemblages from prehistoric sites will allow us to address the importance fossil dogs and wolves had for prehistoric people. We will test different hypotheses to infer the several roles the large canids played in the life of prehistoric people.
02/04/2012 to 30/06/2016

Seasonality and mobility of the last Neanderthals/first Anatomically Modern Humans in North-West Europe: a faunal perspective

PhD project by Elodie-Laure Jimenez at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, on the different aspects of human and faunal occupation in North-West Europe at the end of MIS 3, by studying migrations and seasonality.
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