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Project members

The program is coordinated by Eric Huysecom, Professor and head of the Archaeology and Population in Africa Laboratory, at the Anthropology Unit of the Department of Genetics and Evolution, at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Researchers and students from 18 institutions of 8 countries in Europe and Africa have taken part in the program “Peuplement humain et paléoenvironnement en Afrique” since its creation in 1997. Many researchers are currently involved in the studies and fieldwork:

Administrative responsability in Mali

  • Klena Sanogo, Director of the Institut des Sciences humaines de Bamako, Mali. Projects: Pays dogonFalémé
  • Doulaye Konaté, Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Bamako, Mali.

Administrative responsability in Senegal

  • Hamady Bocoum, General Director of the IFAN, Professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal. Projects: Falémé

Administrative responsibility in Ivory Coast

  • Hélène Kienon-Kaboré, Professor at the Department of Archaeology, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University (UFHBA), Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Projects: Eotilé




Iron Age and Historical periods



OSL dating

C14 AMS dating

Environmental studies


Geomorphology, sedimentology, chronostratigraphy

Archaeobotany and landscape history

Ethnoarchaeology, ethnohistory, anthropology