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Le Bourdonnec François-Xavier, IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060 CNRS-Université Bordeaux 3

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François-Xavier Le Bourdonnec

IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060 CNRS-Université Bordeaux 3

Department of Anthropology


Archaeometrist specialising in elemental characterisation and materials’ analysis (PIXE and SEM-EDS), geo-archaeologist with regional interests in the Western Mediterranean and Ethiopia. Has published extensively on obsidian and flint characterisation studies detailing prehistoric (Palaeolithic – Chalcolithic) assemblages from Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Italy, Syria and Turkey amongst others. Has been a research collaborator and co-author with Tristan Carter since 2005, working on the analysis of obsidian artefacts from Çatalhöyük, Göbekli Tepe and the Öküzini Cave amongst other data sets.