Our Research

In our lab, we carry out joint soil and sediment micromorphology and organic geochemistry of archaeological sites. Eventhough an important portion of the remains of human activities are organic in nature (bedding, clothing, food, the surrounding vegetation...etc), the organic record of archaeological sites is widely unknown due to its poor preservation potential. Normally, all that is left after biodegradation can only be identified at microscopic and molecular scales of observation. Therefore, our strategy involves joint microstratigraphic sampling and analysis with a focus on the identification of micromorphological and molecular animal and plant biomarkers. This method allows us to obtain a more complete picture of the human past.