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Thesis defense of Céline Maicher

Céline Maicher a pleasure to invite you to its sustenance of these : Evolution of human / parasite / environment relations in the Neolithic period: Integrated approach and first spatialization tests on European lake sites
The defense will take place on Friday, December 13th at 10am in the Salle -107M at Chrono-environnement (Propédeutique building, 16 route de Gray, Besançon).

Jury composition:
Maxence Bailly, MCF - HDR, UMR 7269 LAMPEA, Aix-Marseille, rapporteur
Olivier Dutour, Pr., EPHE, UMR 5199 PACEA, Bordeaux, Rapporteur
Frédéric Grenouillet, Pr., UMR 6249 Chrono-environment, Besançon, Examiner
Jean-Denis Vigne, DR, UMR 7209 AASPE, Paris, Examiner
Maria Saña, Pr., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​Examiner
Yolaine Maigrot, IR, UMR 8215 Trajectories, Nanterre, Examiner
Matthieu Le Bailly, MCF - HDR, UMR 6249 Chrono-environment, Besançon, Thesis co-director
Hervé Richard, DR, UMR 6249 Chrono-Environment, Besançon, Thesis Director

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The Neolithic period is characterized by profound societal changes, such as the transition from a hunter-gatherer to agro-pastoral livelihood, population growth, ranking, population movements, changing diets, and waste management. As part of this phD research work, we have focused on the impact of these changes on the diversity of parasites, particularly digestive helminths. The studied corpus includes several sites of humid contexts whose dates cover a period from 5000 to 2500 BC. Most of them correspond to lakeside settlements, which are well represented in Europe, and are excellent recorders of these changes, thanks to perfect preservation conditions in some cases.
It appears that the cultural, but also environmental changes that occurred between the 6th and 3rd millennia BC, had consequences on the diversity of digestive parasites. Through several examples, this work aims to understand the mechanisms that allowed these parasites to become deeply rooted in the daily lives of human and animal populations in the Neolithic period. For some of the sites studied, the sampling strategy allowed spatialization of the acquired data. This original approach allows a better integration of the study of ancient parasites into archaeological issues.

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