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CV- Marjan Mashkour - Animal and Human interaction on the Iranian Plateau and adjacent areas


 

I am an archaeozoologist, specialist of the South West Asian mammalian and bird remains. During the past 26 years I worked in Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Irak, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Through a diachronic approach to the subsistence economies, I am interested in a better characterisation of the sedentary and non-sedentary societies in the past that interacted within these vast territories of South West Asia, with a particular focus on the Neolithic process. In parallel to the classical archaeozoological analyses, I lead several programs on the study of mobile pastoralism using biogeochemestry and isotopic analyses as well as morphometric analyses combined with genetics.

 

Currently, and with Dr. Morteza Djamali (IMBE- CNRS), I am leading a bilateral research project between France and Iran (LIA-HAOMA) on human and environment interactions on the Iranian Plateau from Late glacial and late Holocene.

 

In Iran, together with Dr. Haeedeh Laleh, we created of the Bioarchaeology Laboratory of the University of Tehran with a dynamic Archaeozoology section and the scientific supervisor of the department of osteology at the National Museum of Iran. From the last 15 years I have trained several students from Iran, France and Germany on the bioarchaoelogy of the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia.

 

I am currently the co-director of Archaeozoology and Archaeobotany Research Group of the CNRS (UMR 7209) at the Natural History Museum of Paris.  I have been the Liaison for the ASWA Working Group / ICAZ from 2010 to 2019.

 

 

 

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Journal articles34 documents

  • Antoine Fages, Kristian Hanghøj, Naveed Khan, Charleen Gaunitz, Andaine Seguin-Orlando, et al.. Tracking Five Millennia of Horse Management with Extensive Ancient Genome Time Series. Cell, Elsevier, 2019, 177 (6), pp.1419-1435.e31. ⟨10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.049⟩. ⟨hal-02166928⟩
  • Clément Zanolli, Fereidoun Biglari, Marjan Mashkour, Kamyar Abdi, Hervé Monchot, et al.. A Neanderthal from the Central Western Zagros, Iran. Structural reassessment of the Wezmeh 1 maxillary premolar. Journal of Human Evolution, Elsevier, 2019, 135, pp.102643. ⟨10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.102643⟩. ⟨hal-02266334⟩
  • Laurent Frantz, James Haile, Audrey Lin, Amelie Scheu, Christina Geörg, et al.. Ancient pigs reveal a near-complete genomic turnover following their introduction to Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , National Academy of Sciences, In press, pp.201901169. ⟨10.1073/pnas.1901169116⟩. ⟨hal-02266263⟩
  • S Verdugo, S. Mullin, S. Scheu, S Mattiangeli, S Daly, et al.. Ancient cattle genomics, origins, and rapid turnover in the Fertile Crescent.. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019, 365 (6449), pp.173-176. ⟨10.1126/science.aav1002⟩. ⟨hal-02188455⟩
  • Morteza Djamali, Sébastien Gondet, Javad Ashjari, Cyril Aubert, Elodie Brisset, et al.. Karstic spring wetlands of the Persepolis Basin, southwest Iran: unique sediment archives of Holocene environmental change and human impacts. Canadian journal of earth sciences, National Research Council Canada, 2018, 55 (10), pp.1158-1172. ⟨hal-01956378⟩
  • Laura Manca, Marjan Mashkour, Sonia Shidrang, Aline Averbouh, Fereidoun Biglari. Bone, shell tools and ornaments from the Epipalaeolithic site of Ali Tappeh, East of Alborz Range, Iran. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Elsevier, 2018, 21, pp.137-157. ⟨10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.06.023⟩. ⟨hal-02166943⟩
  • Morgane Ollivier, Anne Tresset, Laurent a F Frantz, Stéphanie Bréhard, Adrian Bălăşescu, et al.. Dogs accompanied humans during the Neolithic expansion into Europe. Biology Letters, 2018, 14 (10), pp.20180286. ⟨10.1098/rsbl.2018.0286⟩. ⟨hal-01903172⟩
  • Morgane Ollivier, Anne Tresset, Laurent Frantz, Stéphanie Bréhard, Adrian Bălăşescu, et al.. Dogs accompanied humans during the Neolithic expansion into Europe. Biology Letters, Royal Society, The, 2018, 14 (10), pp.20180286. ⟨10.1098/rsbl.2018.0286⟩. ⟨halshs-02185994⟩
  • Olivier Barge, Hossein Azizi Kharanaghi, Feiredoun Biglari, Babak Moradi, Marjan Mashkour, et al.. Diffusion of Anatolian and Caucasian obsidian in the Zagros Mountains and the highlands of Iran: Elements of explanation in 'least cost path' models. Quaternary International, Elsevier, 2018, 467, pp.297 - 322. ⟨10.1016/j.quaint.2018.01.032⟩. ⟨halshs-01839063⟩
  • Kevin Daly, Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Victoria Mullin, Amelie Scheu, Valeria Mattiangeli, et al.. Ancient goat genomes reveal mosaic domestication in the Fertile Crescent. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018, 361 (6397), pp.85-88. ⟨10.1126/science.aas9411⟩. ⟨hal-02188464⟩
  • T. Cucchi, A. Mohaseb, S. Peigné, K. Debue, L. Orlando, et al.. Detecting taxonomic and phylogenetic signals in equid cheek teeth: towards new palaeontological and archaeological proxies. Royal Society Open Science, The Royal Society, 2017, 4 (4), pp.160997. ⟨10.1098/rsos.160997⟩. ⟨hal-01526821⟩
  • E. Andrew Bennett, Sophie Champlot, Joris Peters, Benjamin S. Arbuckle, Silvia Guimaraes, et al.. Taming the late Quaternary phylogeography of the Eurasiatic wild ass through ancient and modern DNA. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2017, 12 (4), ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0174216⟩. ⟨hal-01608862⟩
  • Johanna Lhuillier, Marjan Mashkour. Animal exploitation in the oases: an archaeozoological review of Iron Age sites in southern Central Asia. Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2017, 91 (357), pp.655-673. ⟨10.15184/aqy.2017.62⟩. ⟨halshs-01534952⟩
  • Anahita Grisoni, Marjan Mashkour. Every dog has its day: contemporary pet keeping in Iran. Anthropology of the Middle East, Berghahn Journals, 2017, Human-Animal relationships in the Middle East, 11 (1), pp.178. ⟨hal-01399996⟩
  • Rémi Berthon, Yılmaz Erdal, Marjan Mashkour, Gülriz Kozbe. Buried with turtles: the symbolic role of the Euphrates soft-shelled turtle ( Rafetus euphraticus ) in Mesopotamia. Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2016, 90 (349), pp.111-125. ⟨10.15184/aqy.2015.196⟩. ⟨hal-02137071⟩
  • Laurent A. F. Frantz, Victoria E. Mullin, Maud Pionnier-Capitan, Ophélie Lebrasseur, Morgane Ollivier, et al.. Genomic and archaeological evidence suggest a dual origin of domestic dogs. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016, 352 (6290), pp.1228--1231. ⟨10.1126/science.aaf3161⟩. ⟨hal-01326370⟩
  • Johanna Lhuillier, Henri-Paul Francfort, Vahdati Ali, Bendezu-Sarmiento Julio, Eric Fouache, et al.. Preliminary report on the soundings at Tepe Damghani, Sabzevar, Spring 2008. Iranica Antiqua, Seminarie voor de Archeologie van het Nabijen Oosten, 2014, XLIX, pp.111-158. ⟨halshs-01111850⟩
  • Masoud Nezamabadi, Abolfazl Aali, Thomas Stöllner, Marjan Mashkour, Matthieu Le Bailly. Paleoparasitological analysis of samples from the Chehrabad salt mine (Northwestern Iran).. International Journal of Paleopathology, 2013, 3, pp.229-233. ⟨hal-00915841⟩
  • Masoud Nezamabadi, Marjan Mashkour, Matthieu Le Bailly. Paleoparasitology in the Iranian plateau and the Middle East.. Bastanpazhuhi, Persian journal of Iranian studies (archaeology), 2013, 12-13, pp.102-107. ⟨hal-00833299⟩
  • Claudio Ottoni, Linus Girdland Flink, Allowen Evin, Christina Geörg, Bea de Cupere, et al.. Pig domestication and human-mediated dispersal in western Eurasia revealed through ancient DNA and geometric morphometrics.. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2013, 30 (4), pp.824-32. ⟨10.1093/molbev/mss261⟩. ⟨hal-00967668⟩
  • Claudio Ottoni, Linus Girdland Flink, Allowen Evin, Christina Geörg, Bea de Cupere, et al.. Pig Domestication and Human-Mediated Dispersal in Western Eurasia Revealed through Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometrics. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2013, 30 (4), pp.824-832. ⟨10.1093/molbev/mss261⟩. ⟨hal-02112805⟩
  • Philippe Ponel, Valérie Andrieu-Ponel, Morteza Djamali, Hamid Lahijani, Michelle Leydet, et al.. Fossil beetles as possible evidence for transhumance during the middle and late Holocene in the high mountains of Talysch (Talesh) in NW Iran?. Environmental Archaeology, Maney Publishing, 2013, 18 (3), pp.201-210. ⟨10.1179/1749631413y.0000000007⟩. ⟨hal-01968861⟩
  • Morgane Ollivier, Anne Tresset, Christophe Hitte, Coraline Petit, Sandrine Hughes, et al.. Evidence of coat color variation sheds new light on ancient canids.. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2013, 8 (10), pp.e75110. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0075110⟩. ⟨hal-00914004⟩
  • Masoud Nezamabadi, Marjan Mashkour, Abolfazl Aali, Thomas Stöllner, Matthieu Le Bailly. Identification of Taenia sp. in a natural human mummy (Third century BC) from the Chehrabad salt mine in Iran.. Journal of Parasitology, American Society of Parasitologists, 2013, 99 (3), pp.570-572. ⟨10.1645/12-113.1⟩. ⟨hal-00832086⟩
  • Jean-Denis Vigne, Marie Balasse, Lionel Gourichon, Joséphine Lesur, Marjan Mashkour, et al.. État des connaissances archéozoologiques sur les débuts de l’élevage du mouton dans l’ancien monde. Ethnozootechnie, 2011, 91, pp.11-19. ⟨hal-02188668⟩
  • Jacques Jaubert, Fereidoun Biglari, Rémy Crassard, Marjan Mashkour, William Rendu, et al.. Paléolithique moyen récent de la grotte de Qaleh Bozi 2 (Ispahan, Iran): premiers résultats de la campagne 2008. Journal of iranian archaeology, Šahrām Zāri, 2010, pp.21-31. ⟨hal-01828499⟩
  • Rémi Berthon, Marjan Mashkour. Animal Remains from Tilbeşar Excavations, Southeast Anatolia, Turkey. Anatolia antiqua = Eski anadolu / recueil de travaux publiés par l'Institut français d'études anatoliennes d'Istanbul , Librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient : Jean Maisonneuve ; Istanbul : Institut d'études anatoliennes, 2008, 16 (1), pp.23-51. ⟨10.3406/anata.2008.1248⟩. ⟨hal-02138478⟩
  • Saeid Naderi, Hamid-Reza Rezaei, François Pompanon, Michael G B Blum, Riccardo Negrini, et al.. The goat domestication process inferred from large-scale mitochondrial DNA analysis of wild and domestic individuals.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , National Academy of Sciences, 2008, 105 (46), pp.17659-64. ⟨10.1073/pnas.0804782105⟩. ⟨hal-00775899⟩
  • S. Naderi, H. R. Rezaei, F. Pompanon, Michaël G. B. Blum, R. Negrini, et al.. The goat domestication process inferred from large-scale mitochondrial DNA analysis of wild and domestic individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , National Academy of Sciences, 2008, 105 (46), pp.17659-17664. ⟨10.1073/pnas.0804782105⟩. ⟨halsde-00377989⟩
  • L. Orlando, M. Mashkour, A. Burke, Christophe Douady, V. Eisenmann, et al.. Geographic distribution of an extinct equid (E. hydruntinus, Mammalia, Equidae) revealed by morphological and genetical analyses of fossils.. Molecular Ecology, Wiley, 2006, 15, pp.2083-2093. ⟨halsde-00153429⟩
  • Hervé Bocherens, Marjan Mashkour, Dorothée G. Drucker, Issam Moussa, Daniel Billiou. Stable isotope evidence for palaeodiets in southern Turkmenistan during Historical period and Iron Age. Journal of Archaeological Science, Elsevier, 2006, 33 (2), pp.253-264. ⟨10.1016/j.jas.2005.07.010⟩. ⟨halsde-00339633⟩
  • Helena Fernandez, Pierre Taberlet, Marjan Mashkour, Jean-Denis Vigne, Gordon Luikart. Assessing the origin and diffusion of domestic goats using ancient DNA. The first steps of animal domestication: new archaeozoological approaches. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Durham, August 2002., 2005, 1, pp.50-54. ⟨halsde-00278825⟩
  • A. Beja-Pereira, P. R. England, N. Ferrand, S. Jordan, A. O. Bakhiet, et al.. African origins of the domestic donkey. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004, 304 (5678), pp.1781-1781. ⟨10.1126/science.1096008⟩. ⟨halsde-00279780⟩
  • Jean-Denis Vigne, Anne Bridault, Marie-Pierre Horard Herbin, Eric Pellé, P Fiquet, et al.. Wild boar - age at death estimates : the relevance of new modern data for archaeological skeletal material. 2. shaft growth in length and breadth. Archeological application. Anthropozoologica, Publications Scientifiques du Muséum, 2000, pp.19-27. ⟨http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/sites/default/files/articles/pdf/az2000n2a2.pdf⟩. ⟨halshs-01672035⟩

Conference papers7 documents

  • Canan Çakırlar, Rémi Berthon, Pamela Burger, Erkut Kara, Figen Kilimci, et al.. Hidden hybrids: Camels and cultural blending in the Ancient Near East. XIVth ASWA(AA) Meeting, Jun 2019, Barcelona, Spain. ⟨hal-02153182⟩
  • Rémi Berthon, Marian Mashkour, Canan Çakırlar, Pamela Burger. Domestication, diffusion et hybridation du chameau à partir de données archéozoologiques. Histoire et actualité des Camélidés d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient - Journée d’étude de la Société d’Ethnozootechnie, Jun 2019, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02153168⟩
  • Hossein Davoudi, Marjan Mashkour, Akbar Abedi, Sepideh Maziar, Roghiyeh Rahimi, et al.. Herding and hunting in north-western Iran and adjacent areas from Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age. The Araxes Rivers in Late Prehistory: Bridge or Border?, May 2019, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-02153209⟩
  • Rémi Berthon, Marjan Mashkour, Hossein Davoudi, Homa Fathi, Azadeh Fatemeh Mohaseb Karimlu, et al.. Sharing taste and know-how: Regional distribution of animal exploitation patterns and pastoral strategies in the Southern Caucasus and Northwestern Iran from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age. The Araxes Rivers in Late Prehistory: Bridge or Border?, May 2019, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-02153199⟩
  • Emmanuelle Vila, Philippe Abrahami, Moussab Al Besso, Rémy Berthon, Frédéric Boyer, et al.. EVOSHEEP Project. First zootechnical innovations in Southwest Asian societies (6th–1rst millennia B.C.): Origin and development of sheep breeds. 13th ICAZ International Conference, 2018, Ankara, Turquie, Turkey. ⟨hal-02195127⟩
  • Marian Mashkour, Mark Jonathan Beech, Karyne Debue, Lisa Yeomans, Stéphanie Bréhard, et al.. Middle to Late Neolithic animal exploitation at UAQ2 (5500-4000 cal BC): an Ubaid-related coastal site at Umm al-Quwain Emirate, United Arab Emirates. 47th Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, Jul 2015, London, United Kingdom. pp.195--210. ⟨hal-01395324⟩
  • Marjan Mashkour, Rémi Berthon, Michaël Thévenin, Solmaz Amiri, Margareta Tengberg, et al.. Building a modern isotopic reference collection for the study of ancient pastoralism in the Zagros and South Caucasus. Coming of Age? Stable Isotopes in Archaeology, Nov 2014, Kiel, Germany. ⟨hal-02138054⟩

Book sections2 documents

  • Johanna Lhuillier, Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento, Samariddin Mustafakulov, Cervel Mathilde, Dupont-Delaleuf Armance, et al.. Excavation at Džarkutan (Uzbekistan): a settlement of the early Iron Age in southern Central Asia. Lhuillier, J. & Boroffka, N. A Millennium of History The Iron Age in southern Central Asia (2nd and 1st Millennia BC) Proceedings of the conference held in Berlin (June 23–25, 2014) Dedicated to the memory of Viktor Ivanovich Sarianidi, Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2018, Archäologie in Iran und Turan 17 & Mémoires de la DAFA XXXV. ⟨halshs-01958000⟩
  • J. Jaubert, Fereidoun Biglari, Laurent Bruxelles, Bordes J.-G., S. Shidrang, et al.. The Middle Palaeolithic occupation of Mar-Tarik, a new Zagros Mousterian site in Bisotun Massif (Kermanshah, Iran). M. Otte, F. Biglari & J. Jaubert (eds). Iran Palaeolithic / Le Paléolithique d'Iran. UISPP, Proceedings of the XV World Congress (Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006)., Archeopress, Oxford, pp.7-27, 2009, BAR International Series 1968 / vol. 28, Session C15. ⟨halshs-00441761⟩