Dr. Aymeric Hermann

Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Main Focus

My research focuses on the evolution of Pacific societies, centering on the relationships between technology, exchange systems and social organisations in Oceania through time. As an archaeologist, I have always incorporated a strong ethno-historical element as well as archaeometric evidences into my research.

My current projects involve the study of the settlement history in Pacific islands and especially the Polynesian diaspora phenomenon, the expression of past social events through a technological approach of material cultures, and interisland interactions through archaeometric evidences such as geochemical fingerprints.

Curriculum Vitae

Master Archaeology/Ethnology, Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (2009)

PhD Archaeology, " Les industries lithiques pré-européennes de Polynésie centrale : savoir-faire et dynamiques techno-économiques”, Université de Polynésie française” (2013)

Postdoctoral Researcher, "Haere I Tai, Ecologie de l’exploitation des ressources marines pré-européennes dans l’Archipel des Australes", LabEx-Corail (2015)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Gene-Culture Co-evolution research group (DLCE/DAG), Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (2017-)

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