I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and the Director of the History, Heritage and Society Laboratory at the University of Constantine 2 in Algeria. I am also currently a research associate at the National Centre for Prehistoric, Anthropological and Historical Research (CNRPAH) in Algiers. My research focuses on the material culture of the earliest Homo sapiens in Algeria and North Africa, and on the impact of environmental shifts on human behaviour. I am interested in developing interdisciplinary methodologies to overcome the challenges of archaeological field research in my country and the Arab region, where I aim to contribute to the preservation of archaeological sites, especially prehistoric remains.
Being an AGYA member is a superb opportunity to build partnerships with young scholars from Arab countries and Germany.
I appreciate interacting and learning with fellow members who are interested in paleo-environmental and cultural issues in prehistoric and heritage studies.
|2020 - today||Director of History, Heritage and Society Laboratory (HIPASO), University of Constantine 2, Algeria|
|2019 - today||Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Constantine 2, Algeria|
|2019||Accreditation to supervise research (Habitilation), University of Algiers 2, Algeria|
|2017||Ph.D. in Prehistoric Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Algiers 2, Algeria|
|2016 - today||Member of the North African Prehistory Commission – International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP)|
|2013 - 2017||Assistant Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Constantine 2, Algeria|
|2012 - 2013||PNE Scholarship at the National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage sciences, Rabat, Morocco (funded by Algerian MESRS)|
|2008 - today||Research Associate, National Centre for Prehistoric, Anthropological and Historical Research (CNRPAH), Algiers, Algeria|
|2007 - 2012||Assistant Lecturer, Department of History, University of Mentouri, Constantine, Algeria|
|2006||Magister degree in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Algiers, Algeria|
|2005||Diploma of Pharmacist (M.Pharm), University of Algiers, Algeria|
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Lionel Balout, Préhistoire de l’Afrique du Nord. Essai de chronologie (1955)
Raymond Vaufrey, Préhistoire de l’Afrique, Tome 1 (1955)
Modern Origins: A North African Perspective. Jean-Jacques Hublin and Shannon P. McPherron (eds.), 2012
Les damnés de la terre by Frantz fanon (1961)
The scientist from my country you should know:
Mohamed Sahnouni, Archeologist (CENIEH, Burgos, Spain)