Dr. Emily Hallett

Dr. Emily Hallett

Liese Meitner Pan-Ev Research Group
+49 3641 686-970

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scientist within Pan African Evolution Research Group

Emily Hallett received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Institute of Human Origins and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University in 2018, with a focus on Homo sapiens origins in Africa. Her area of research is in paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, and prehistoric human ecology and diet in the African Middle Stone Age. Her Ph.D. research studied the impact environmental change had on early human diet and technology in the Middle Stone Age of coastal Morocco, roughly 120,000 years ago at Contrebandiers Cave. Emily has participated in archaeological fieldwork in France, Ethiopia, Morocco, and South Africa. She received her B.A. in 2008 from the University of Washington, and her M.A. in 2010 from Arizona State University.


Publications

Steele, T.E., Álvarez-Fernández, E., & Hallett-Desguez, E. (2019). Special Issue: Early Personal Ornaments --- A Review of Shells as Personal Ornamentation during the African Middle Stone Age. PaleoAnthropology 2019, 24-51.

Dibble, H.L., Aldeias, V., Jacobs, Z., Olszewski, D.I., Rezek, Z., Lin, S.C., Alvarez-Fernández, E., Barshay-Szmidt, C., Hallett-Desguez, E., Reed, D., Reed, K., Richter, D., Steele, T.E., Skinner, A., Blackwell, B., Doronicheva, E., El-Hajraoui, M. (2013). On the Industrial Attributions of the Aterian and Mousterian of the Maghreb. Journal of Human Evolution, 64, 194-210.

Dibble, H.L., Aldeias, V., Alvarez-Fernández, E., Blackwell, B.A., Hallett- Desguez, E., Jacobs, Z., Goldberg, P., Lin, S.C., Morala, A., Meyer, M.C., Olzsewski, D.I., Reed, K., Reed, D., Rezek, Z., Richter, D., Roberts, R.G., Sandgathe, D., Schurmans, U., Skinner, A.R., Steele, T.E. and El-Hajraoui, M. (2012). New Excavations at the Site of Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco. PaleoAnthropology 2012, 145-201.

Hallett-Desguez, E. (2012). Analyse Archéozoologie de la Macrofaune. In Préhistoire de la région de Rabat-Témara, ed. M.A. El Hajraoui, A. Debénath, R. Nespoulet, and H. Dibble. Villes et Sites Archéologiques du Maroc (VESAM) Volume III. pp. 239-248.

Amani, F., Reed, K., Hallett-Desguez, E., Bougariane, B., & Reed, D. (2012). Faunes et Paléoenvironnements. In Préhistoire de la région de Rabat-Témara, ed. M.A. El Hajraoui, A. Debénath, R. Nespoulet, and H. Dibble. Villes et Sites Archéologiques du Maroc (VESAM) Volume III. pp. 211-222.


Book Reviews

Hallett, E.Y. (2019) Review of the book Modern Human Origins and Dispersal edited by Yonathan Sahle, Hugo Reyes-Centeno and Christian Bentz. Tübingen, Kerns Verlag, Words, Bones, Genes, Tools, Volume 2, 2019, 360 pp. Published in Azania https://doi.org/10.1080/0067270X.2019.1676053


Published abstracts of oral presentations at professional meetings

Hallett, E. Taphonomy and zooarchaeology of the vertebrate faunal remains from  Middle and Later Stone Age deposits at Contrebandiers Cave, Atlantic Coast, Morocco. Paleoanthropology Society 2019 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 9 and 10, 2019.

Hallett-Desguez, E., & Marean, C.W. “Comparing MSA subsistence strategies and technologies: Pinnacle Point, South Africa and Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco.” Paper presented in panel, “Diversity of hominin subsistence strategies during the Middle and Late Pleistocene across the African continent,” organized by Aurore Val and Emilie Campmas. 15th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies, Rabat, Morocco, September 10-14, 2018.

Hallett-Desguez, E. “The MSA and LSA vertebrate faunal record at  Contrebandiers Cave, Atlantic Coast, Morocco.” Paper presented in panel, “Diversity of hominin subsistence strategies during the Middle and Late Pleistocene across the African continent,” organized by Aurore Val and Emilie Campmas. 15th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies, Rabat, Morocco, September 10-14, 2018.

Steele, T.E., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Hallett-Desguez, E., Aldeias, V., El  Hajraoui, M. and Dibble, H.L. “Tick shells, personal ornamentation, and marine resource exploitation during the Late Pleistocene at Contrebandiers Cave (Temara, Morocco).” Paper presented at Paleoanthropology Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 10 and 11, 2018.

Steele, T.E., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Hallett-Desguez, E., Aldeias, V., El  Hajraoui, M. and Dibble, H.L. “Nassarius shells and marine resource exploitation during the Late Pleistocene at Contrebandiers Cave (Temara, Morocco).” Paper presented at “Workshop on Humans’ Earliest Personal Ornaments.” Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, Israel, March 6-8, 2017.

Steele, T.E., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Hallett-Desguez, E., Aldeias, V., El  Hajraoui, M. and Dibble, H.L. “Coastal marine resource exploitation during the Late Pleistocene at Contrebandiers Cave (Témara, Morocco) / Exploitation des ressources marines côtières durant la fin du Pléistocène à la Grotte des Contrebandiers (Témara, Maroc).” Paper presented in session, “The role of North Africa in the emergence and development of modern behaviours: Integrated Approach,” organized by Campmas, E., Stoetzel, E., Oujaa, A. and Scerri, E. 23rd Biennial Meeting of the SAfA (Society of Africanist Archaeologists), University of Toulouse, France, June 26-July 2, 2016.

Steele, T.E., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Hallett-Desguez, E., El Hajraoui, M. and  Dibble, H.L. “Coastal marine resource exploitation during the Late Pleistocene at Contrebandiers Cave (Témara, Morocco).” Paper presented in sponsored symposium, “Fire, Food, Farms, and Fortifications: Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Africa.” SAA Annual Meeting 2016, Orlando, Florida, April 6- 10, 2016.

Hallett-Desguez, E. and Marean, C.W. “A comparison of two African  Mediterranean MSA adaptations: the Cape Floral Region and the Maghreb.” Paper presented in the symposium, “Building the Hunter-gatherer’s Paleoscape on the South African Coast: The Archaeological Record,” organized by Naomi Cleghorn and Curtis W. Marean. SAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 15-19, 2015.

Hallett-Desguez, E., Dibble, H.L., Marean, C.W. and Steele, T.E. “A large and  varied bone tool assemblage from Contrebandiers Cave (Atlantic coast of Morocco) dated between ca. 122 ka – 96 ka.” Paper presented at Paleoanthropology Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada, April 8 and 9, 2014.

Hallett-Desguez, E. and Reed, K.E. “The Faunal Record at  Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco.” Paper presented in the symposium, “The Emergence of Modern Humans: New Evidence from Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco,” organized by H. L. Dibble and V. Aldeias. SAA Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, April 18-22, 2012.

Dibble, H. V. Aldeias, E. Hallett-Desguez, J.J. Hublin, Z. Jacobs, D. Richter,  K. Reed, D. Reed, R. Roberts, D. Sandgathe, T. Steele & M. A. el Hajraoui. “New Excavations at the Grotte des Contrebandiers, Morocco.” Paper presented at inaugural meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany, September 24, 2011.


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