Lecturer Material Culture Studies
Morgan Roussel is a researcher in Paleolithic archaeology. His main research focuses on the lithics from the Middle-to-Upper Paleolithic transition in Western Europe. Through a precise lithic technology approach from final Mousterian, Châtelperronian, Proto- and early Aurignacian, Morgan is looking for evidence of possible contacts between the last Neanderthals and the first migrant Anatomically Modern Humans. He is mainly working on Châtelperronian sites such as Les Cottés, Quinçay and Fontenioux located in the central part of France. With his experience of flintknapping, Morgan is also working on the identification of percussion techniques through the Paleolithic. Morgan excavated in France, Austria, Morocco, he is leading fieldwork at Le Fontenioux and he is part of several research team projects in Europe.