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Sebastien Lacombe  Sébastien Lacombe

   Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology
   PhD, University of Toulouse-le Mirail, 1998
   Archaeologist
   slacombe@binghamton.edu
   607-777-2263
   Science 1, Room 218

 

Research interests

Sébastien Lacombe is an archaeologist with interests in the Paleolithic of the Old World, the archaeology of decorated caves, the prehistory of North America, archaeopetrography and cultural resource management. His research focuses on lithic technology and rock material sourcing, particularly exploring the socio-economic organization of prehistoric groups in relation to natural resources and landscape, as well as the symbolic aspects that often lie underneath. He has carried out most of his field work in Southwestern Europe (especially in France), but also in Central America and Central Asia (where he directed the excavation of the Early Upper Paleolithic site of Dörölj II). He is currently co-directing the excavation of a late Pleistocene (Magdalenian) open-air settlement in the French Pyrenees (http://traces.univ-tlse2.fr/63189802/0/fiche___pagelibre/&RH=Societes_traces).

Publications

In press: "Les industries en silex de la Quebrada de los Burros (Perou): Rapport d'analyse geochimique preliminaire". In: (Michele Julien and Daniele Lavalée Eds) Monograph of Quebrada de los Burros prehistoric site (Peru) (for the CNRS editions).

In press: "Origine des industries en silex de la Quebrada de los Burros (Perou)". In: (Michele Julien and Daniele Lavalée Eds) Monograph of Quebrada de los Burros prehistoric site (Peru) (for the CNRS editions).

In press: Les Industries lithiques. In: (R. Bégouën, J. Clottes, V. Féruglio, A. Pastoor Eds.) La caverne des Trois Frères (Montesquieu-Avantès, Ariège). Nouvelles découvertes et nouvelles recherches. Editions Association Louis Bégouën & Somogy Edition d'Art (with A. Pastoor).

2010 Exploitation and Distribution of a Lithologic Tracer during the Upper Paleolithic, Southern France. In: (Margaret Brewer-LaPorta, Adrian Burke and David Field Ed.) Ancient Mines and Quarries: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective. Oxbow Books (with P. Chalard, F. Bon, L. Bruxelles, S. Ducasse, Ph. Gardère, P. Guillermin, M. Langlais, R. Mensan, Ch. Normand, R. Simonnet and A. Tarrino).

2009 Le sanctuaire secret des Bisons. Il y a 14000 ans, dans la Caverne du Tuc d'Audoubert. Editions Association Louis Bégouën & Somogy Edition d'Art. 415p. (with R. Bégouën, C. Fritz, G. Tosello, J. Clottes, A. Pastoor, F. Faist, F. Bourges, Ph. Fosse and M.Langlais).

2008 Séjours pérennes entre les grottes : Une archéologie de répartition et du paysage dans la région Midi-Pyrénées (France). Proceedings from the International Symposium: Art Rupestre et Communication (Toulouse, June 2005). Préhistoire, Art et Sociétés, T. LXIII: 93-108 (with Margaret Conkey).

2007 Aproximació petroarqueològica del sílex dels nivells azilians de la balma de la Margineda. In : (J. Guilaine, M. Barbaza et M. Martzluff, Eds.) : Les excavaciones a la balma de la Margineda (1979-1991). Vol. IV: 540-573.

2005 Perspectives techno-économiques au Tardiglaciaire dans les Pyrénées centrales françaises. In Terres et Hommes du Sud. 126ème Congrès des Sociétés Historiques et Scientifiques (Toulouse 2001): 329-353.

Recent presentations

2011 "Legacies of Paleolithic research in the French Central Pyrenees". Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (Sacramento, CA) (with Margaret Conkey and Kathleen Sterling).

2011 "Mapping to See Beyond the Site". Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (Sacramento, CA) (with Kathleen Sterling).

2011 "XRF Analysis on Ancient Copper from a Great Kiva in the Central Mesa Verde Region". Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (Sacramento, CA) (with Steve Copeland).

2010 "The symbolic Paleolithic landscape: pieces of places and making meaning". Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (Saint Louis, MO) (with Kathleen Sterling).

2008 "Between the Caves: Survey and Open Air Paleolithic Sites in the French Midi-Pyrénées". Poster presented at the Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (with Margaret Conkey and Kathleen Sterling).

2006 "Chalosse type flint: Exploitation and Distribution of a Lithologic Marker during the Upper Paleolithic, Southern France". Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (San Juan, Puerto Rico). (In collaboration).

2005 "Le rôle des matières premières lithiques dans la reconstitution de l'organisation socio-économiques des groupes préhistoriques". Paper presented at the International Congress: "Art Rupestre et Communication, Espaces Symboliques et Territoires Culturels", Toulouse, France.

2004 "Territories and Societies in the Magdalenian of Southwest France, New Analytical Perspective". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Lyon (France).

2004 "Geochemical and Petrographic Approaches to Chert Tool Provenance Studies: Evidence From One Tardiglacial Period Pyrenean and Two Holocene Western USA Archaeological Sites". Poster presented at the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence (Italy). (with Maury Morgenstein).

2003 "Raw Material Procurement and Exchange as Social Acts: The Example of the Magdalenian in Southwest France". Paper presented in the symposium "Peopling the Paleolithic." World Archaeological Congress, 5, Washington D.C.

2002 "Digital terrain model and open air Paleolithic survey in the French Midi-Pyrénées". Paper presented at the Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Abstract appears in Journal of Human Evolution, 42 (3): A11-A12. (with M. Conkey and W. Dietrich).

2001 "Perspectives techno-économiques au Tardiglaciaire dans les Pyrénées centrales françaises". Paper presented at the Annual Congress of the CTHS, Toulouse (France).

2001 "Le Paléolithique supérieur ancien de Mongolie : Dörölj 1 (Egiïn Gol). Analogies avec les données de l'Altaï et de Sibérie". Paper presented at the Annual Congress of the UISPP, Liège (Belgium) (with J. Jaubert, P. Bertran, M. Fontugne, M. Jarry, C. Leroyer, E. Marmet, Y. Taborin and B. Tsogtbaatar).

 

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