MARC-ANTOINE VELLA
VELLA MARC-ANTOINE
VELLA MARC-ANTOINE
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
Department of History and Archaeology
Archaeological Research Unit
12, Gladstonos str.
22893215
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marc-Antoine-Vella

Προσωπικό Προφίλ

 Education

M.A in Applied Geophysics from Paris Sorbonne University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (2010) from the University of Corsica and Paris Sorbonne University.

Archaeological experience

- Monte Revincu (Corsica, France), 2005-2010

- I Calanchi/Sapar’Alta (Corsica, France), 2005-2010

- Lenkoran Valley (Azerbaidjan), 2012

- Doura Europos (Syria), 2005

- Tilbeshar (Turkey), 2005

Teaching experience

- Assistant lecturer at Pascal Paoli University, Corsica, France (2010-2011, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (2019-2020).

- Lectureship at Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2018-2019)

Conference and workshop organization

- 2016 : Historical reconstructions of the human-climate interactions in the Altiplano: implication of archeological purposes, 5 mai 2016, UMSA, La Paz, Bolivie

- 2015 : 40 ans IFEA, 27 juillet 2015, Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore (MUSEF), La Paz, Bolivia.

Public outreach

- Conferences, press article and presentations to the general public

Honours and awards

- Research grant from the Archaeological Excavations Commission of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE)

- Research grant from the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Corsica

 Fields of interest

- Archaeo-geophysical survey

- Palaeoenvironment and palaeogeography

- Geomorphology and geoarchaeology

- Mediterranean archaeology

- South American archaeology

Recent research

My work is clearly anchored in multi-disciplinarity and can be associated with different methods and techniques of Environmental Geosciences and Human Sciences. The pluri-scalar approach that I propose brings new information on the local environmental modalities of major global climatic events. The research I have carried out on archaeological sites concerns various geographical and chrono-cultural contexts (Mediterranean, South America, Middle East, Asia) which illustrate the diversity of forms of ancient settlement (Neolithic to the medieval period). In general, the sectors that I have studied attest to periods of "stabilization" of the settlement involving a certain "structuring" of the space (Vella et al. 2016). Ancient societies persist in a geographic sector for long periods as actors in the construction of landscapes (Vella et al. 2014, Vella et al. 2019). The phenomena of rapid site abandonment or "collapse" involve taking into account the modalities of human occupation from the archaeological site to the watershed scale (Vella et al. 2013). The diachronic study of the forms of settlement (urban, grouped and dispersed) (Vella and Sarris 2021) and of human activities (domestic, ceremonial, artisanal, industrial and agro-sylvo-pastoral) provide essential information on the strategies of occupation and exploitation of the land environment (Vella et al. 2018). Water management techniques (canals, modification of hydrological flows, basins, agricultural terraces, etc.) (Vella et al. 2021), bridges and certain monumental buildings being linked to economic and / or cultural practices provide information on adaptability and the resilience of societies (Vella et al. 2013). Since 2020 I have been appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair "Sylvia Ioannou Foundation" for Digital Humanities, (Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology University of Cyprus).

  Articles
  1. Vella M.A. and Sarris A. (2021) : Geophysical survey in archaeological context: a review from Cyprus. Archaeological Prospection, accepted.
  2. Vella M.-A., Bièvre G., Delaere C., Thiesson J., Guérin R., Heredia C., Vérin C., Guédron S. (2021) : Historical aerial photography, multi-technic geophysical surveys and stratigraphical studies on the Tiwanaku prehispanic site (Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia): new contributions on an antic hydraulic Culture. Quaternary Science Review. accepted.
  3. Vella M.-A. and Loget N. (2021) :Geomorphological map of the Tiwanaku River watershed in Bolivia: implications for past and present human occupation. Catena, 206(1):105508. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2021.105508
  4. Vella M.-A., Andrieu-Ponel V., Cesari J., Leandri F., Pêche-Quilichini K., Reille M., Poher Y., Demory F., Delanghe D., Ghilardi M., Ottaviani-Spella M.-M. (2019) : Early Impact of Agropastoral Activities and Climate on the Littoral Landscape of Corsica since Mid-Holocene. PlosOne, 14(12): e0226358. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226358
  5. Vella M.-A., Janusek J. W., Thiesson J., Ernenwein E. G., Koons M., Sanchez C., Guerin R., Camerlynck C. (2019) : New insights into prehispanic urban organization at Tiwanaku (La Paz, Bolivia): cross combined approach of photogrammetry, magnetic surveys and previous archaeological excavations. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23, pp. 464-477.
  6. Vella M.-A., Leandri F., Muller S., Chabal L., Gilabert C., Jorda C., Ottaviani-Spella M.-M., Tabbagh A., (2016) : Evolution paléo-environnementale et occupations humaines depuis la fin du 5ème millénaire BC sur le site du Monte Revincu (Santo Pietro di Tenda, Haute-Corse). Quaternaire, vol. 4/27, pp. 301-314.

Profile Information

 Education

M.A in Applied Geophysics from Paris Sorbonne University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (2010) from the University of Corsica and Paris Sorbonne University.

Archaeological experience

- Monte Revincu (Corsica, France), 2005-2010

- I Calanchi/Sapar’Alta (Corsica, France), 2005-2010

- Lenkoran Valley (Azerbaidjan), 2012

- Doura Europos (Syria), 2005

- Tilbeshar (Turkey), 2005

Teaching experience

- Assistant lecturer at Pascal Paoli University, Corsica, France (2010-2011, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (2019-2020).

- Lectureship at Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2018-2019)

Conference and workshop organization

- 2016 : Historical reconstructions of the human-climate interactions in the Altiplano: implication of archeological purposes, 5 mai 2016, UMSA, La Paz, Bolivie

- 2015 : 40 ans IFEA, 27 juillet 2015, Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore (MUSEF), La Paz, Bolivia.

Public outreach

- Conferences, press article and presentations to the general public

Honours and awards

- Research grant from the Archaeological Excavations Commission of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE)

- Research grant from the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Corsica

 Fields of interest

- Archaeo-geophysical survey

- Palaeoenvironment and palaeogeography

- Geomorphology and geoarchaeology

- Mediterranean archaeology

- South American archaeology

Recent research

My work is clearly anchored in multi-disciplinarity and can be associated with different methods and techniques of Environmental Geosciences and Human Sciences. The pluri-scalar approach that I propose brings new information on the local environmental modalities of major global climatic events. The research I have carried out on archaeological sites concerns various geographical and chrono-cultural contexts (Mediterranean, South America, Middle East, Asia) which illustrate the diversity of forms of ancient settlement (Neolithic to the medieval period). In general, the sectors that I have studied attest to periods of "stabilization" of the settlement involving a certain "structuring" of the space (Vella et al. 2016). Ancient societies persist in a geographic sector for long periods as actors in the construction of landscapes (Vella et al. 2014, Vella et al. 2019). The phenomena of rapid site abandonment or "collapse" involve taking into account the modalities of human occupation from the archaeological site to the watershed scale (Vella et al. 2013). The diachronic study of the forms of settlement (urban, grouped and dispersed) (Vella and Sarris 2021) and of human activities (domestic, ceremonial, artisanal, industrial and agro-sylvo-pastoral) provide essential information on the strategies of occupation and exploitation of the land environment (Vella et al. 2018). Water management techniques (canals, modification of hydrological flows, basins, agricultural terraces, etc.) (Vella et al. 2021), bridges and certain monumental buildings being linked to economic and / or cultural practices provide information on adaptability and the resilience of societies (Vella et al. 2013). Since 2020 I have been appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair "Sylvia Ioannou Foundation" for Digital Humanities, (Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology University of Cyprus).

 Articles
  1. Vella M.A. and Sarris A. (2021) : Geophysical survey in archaeological context: a review from Cyprus. Archaeological Prospection, accepted.
  2. Vella M.-A., Bièvre G., Delaere C., Thiesson J., Guérin R., Heredia C., Vérin C., Guédron S. (2021) : Historical aerial photography, multi-technic geophysical surveys and stratigraphical studies on the Tiwanaku prehispanic site (Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia): new contributions on an antic hydraulic Culture. Quaternary Science Review. accepted.
  3. Vella M.-A. and Loget N. (2021) :Geomorphological map of the Tiwanaku River watershed in Bolivia: implications for past and present human occupation. Catena, 206(1):105508. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2021.105508
  4. Vella M.-A., Andrieu-Ponel V., Cesari J., Leandri F., Pêche-Quilichini K., Reille M., Poher Y., Demory F., Delanghe D., Ghilardi M., Ottaviani-Spella M.-M. (2019) : Early Impact of Agropastoral Activities and Climate on the Littoral Landscape of Corsica since Mid-Holocene. PlosOne, 14(12): e0226358. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226358
  5. Vella M.-A., Janusek J. W., Thiesson J., Ernenwein E. G., Koons M., Sanchez C., Guerin R., Camerlynck C. (2019) : New insights into prehispanic urban organization at Tiwanaku (La Paz, Bolivia): cross combined approach of photogrammetry, magnetic surveys and previous archaeological excavations. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23, pp. 464-477.
  6. Vella M.-A., Leandri F., Muller S., Chabal L., Gilabert C., Jorda C., Ottaviani-Spella M.-M., Tabbagh A., (2016) : Evolution paléo-environnementale et occupations humaines depuis la fin du 5ème millénaire BC sur le site du Monte Revincu (Santo Pietro di Tenda, Haute-Corse). Quaternaire, vol. 4/27, pp. 301-314.