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Samara Broglia de Moura


Ph.D. in Archaeology École Pratique des Hautes Études-PSL since 2014

Subject: «Ceramic production in Ladakh (Northern India): Material and Cultural Interaction Between Central Asia, India and Tibet from Protohistory (3rd-2nd millenium BC) to the Namgyal dynasty (17th century CE) Supervisors : Charles Ramble (EPHE) and Corinne Debaine-Francfort (CNRS)

 Master in Archaeology Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne  2012-2014 

“The Islamisation of the Afghanistan from 7th to 11th century CE : ruptures and continuities of the local societies according to the archaeological data Suprevisor: Alaister Northedge

 Undergraduate in Cultural Anthropology Aix-Marseille Université  2009-2013

 Undergraduate in Art History and Archaeology Aix-Marseille Université  2009-2012


Since February 2021 - Field archaeologist and regional director for Central and South Asia, Éveha International, Paris, France.

2019 – 2020 - Research assistant, Paris, France Mission Archéologique Franco-Turkmène au Turkménistan (MAFTur, direction : Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento, CNRS) Musée de l’Homme (3 contracts, 9 months) Activities: Processing the field documentation from Ulug Dépé and Dzharkutan archaeological sites (plans, sections, ceramics, and burials).

2017 - 2018 - Research assistant, Kabul, Afghanistan Délégation archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA) (3 contracts, 8 months) Activities: participation in the different phases of the Mes Aynak project in collaboration with UNESCO: analysis of the excavation documentation, sondages for verification of the stratigraphy, ceramic study, follow up of the students, managment of the find storage, etc.

2011-2012 -  Junior archaeologist, Afghanistan Mes Aynak Archaeological Project (International project financed by World Bank, direction : Hans Curvers) (1 year contract) 


2019 - Excavation supervisor, Turkmenistan Ulug Dépé archaeological site Mission Archéologique Franco-Turkmène au Turkménistan (MAFTur, direction : Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento, CNRS) (1 expedition, 6 weeks)

2015 and 2016 - Field archaeologist, Ladakh, India Archaeological survey and excavation supervisor at Choskhor archaeological site Mission archéologique Franco-Indienne au Ladakh (MAFIL, direction : Laurianne Bruneau, EPHE) (3 consecultive expeditions)

2017 - Surveys and ceramic studies, Mustang, Nepal  University of California-Merced, direction : Mark Aldenderfer (1 expedition, 1 month)

2017 - Ceramic studies and surveys, Spiti valley, India 15 archaeological sites • Archaeological Survey of India (1expedition, 1 month)

2017 - Ceramic studies, Himachal State Musem, Shimla, India Study of the ceramics from Spiti Valley and Kinnaur • (1week)

2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 - Ceramic studies and surveys, Ladakh, India Mission archéologique Franco-Indienne au Ladakh (MAFIL) and Archaeological Survey of India, direction: Laurianne Bruneau, EPHE and S.B. Ota, ASI (Total of 9 months)

2015 - Surveys and topography, Uzbekistan Bukhara Oasis Topography of 21 archaeological sites with Danilo Rosati (supervisor) (MAfOub de Boukhara, direction : Rocco Rante, Louvre Museum) (1 expedition, 1 month)

2015 - Research stay, Institute of Archaeology of Samarkand, Uzbekistan Bibliographical research at the library of the institute • Institut Français de Rechrche sur l’Asie Centrale (IFEAC) (2 months)

2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 - Excavation supervisor, Uzbekistan Romitan archaeological site Mission Archéologique Franco-ouzbèke dans l’Oasis de Boukhara (MAfOub de Boukhara, direction : Rocco Rante, Louvre Museum) (4 consecultive expeditions)

2013 - Ceramic studies, Uzbekistan Termez archaeological site Mission archéologique Franco-Ouzbèke de Bactriane (MAFOub de Bactriane, direction : Pierre Leriche, CNRS) (1 expedition, 6 weeks) 


Since 2015

Member of the Editorial board: International Journal of Student Research in Archaeology (IJRSA) (online: Review of the articles related to Central Asia, South Asia, Tibet, and Himalayas.




Journal articles1 document

  • Samara Broglia de Moura. Preliminary field notes on the ancient ceramics of Ladakh. Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, Centre d'Etudes Mongoles & Sibériennes / École Pratique des Hautes Études, 2020. ⟨hal-03054201⟩

Conference papers10 documents

  • Samara Broglia de Moura. Late Iron Age in Ladakh and Western Himalayas: the transformation of the corded ware culture. 16th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jul 2022, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-03655694⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura, Marion Poux. Archaeology of Tibet and the Himalayas: current research and further perspectives (Panel). 16th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jul 2022, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-03373012⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. Les interactions matérielles et culturelles entre le Ladakh et l'Asie centrale du 3e av. au 8e siècle d.n.è : les nouvelles données céramiques de la vallée de Dras, Ladakh.. Séminaire de la Société Européenne pour l'Étude des Civilisations de l'Himalaya et de l'Asie Centrale (SEECHAC), Feb 2021, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03180322⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. Transformation of the ceramic production in Ladakh from Protohistory onward: a technological and typological approach. Crafts and craft traditions in Tibetan architecture at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Jun 2021, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-03262228⟩
  • Jonathan Ethier, Samara Broglia de Moura. Session 379 - The Interaction between Nomadism and Sedentism An Approach through Religious Practices and Beliefs. 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA 2021), Sep 2021, Kiel, Germany. ⟨hal-03180329⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. The cultural and technical transformation of Ladakhi society through the ceramic production lens. Winter School: Tibetanness outside Tibet, Nov 2021, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-03437355⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. Ceramic production in Ladakh before the conquest of the Tibetan Empire. 15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS), Jul 2019, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03083638⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. New Research on the Ancient Ceramics from Ladakh (Northern India). 11th Seminar of the International Convention of Asian Scholar (ICAS), Jul 2019, Leiden, Netherlands. ⟨hal-03083637⟩
  • Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento, Nicolas Engel, Samara Broglia de Moura. Mes Aynak (Afghanistan), Following up with the analysis of the archaeological data from the excavations. 24th International Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA), Jul 2018, Naples, Italy. ⟨halshs-02431370⟩
  • Samara Broglia de Moura. New Researches on the Painted Pottery of Ladakh. 18th Colloquium of the International Association for Ladakh Studies, May 2017, Bedlewo, Poland. ⟨hal-03083639⟩

Reports3 documents

  • Laurianne Bruneau, Chamsia Sadozaï, Samara Broglia de Moura, Martin Vernier, Nithya Rajendran. Mission Archéologique Franco-Indienne au Ladakh – Activity report 2018. [Research Report] Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères, Direction de la culture, de l'enseignement, de la recherche et du réseau, Sous-direction de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Pôle sciences humaines et sociales, archéologie et patrimoine, Commission consultative des recherches archéologiques à l'étranger. 2019. ⟨halshs-03039625⟩
  • Laurianne Bruneau, Martin Vernier, Stella Bickelmann, Samara Broglia de Moura, Marion Poux. MAFIL. Franco-Indian Archaeological Mission in Ladakh (India). Report: fieldwork 2016. [Research Report] MAFIL - Mission Archéologique Franco-Indienne au Ladakh. 2016. ⟨hal-03635885⟩
  • Laurianne Bruneau, Martin Vernier, Joël Suire, Samara Broglia de Moura, Silveston Rachel. MAFIL. Franco-Indian Archaeological Mission in Ladakh (India). Report: fieldwork 2015. [Research Report] CRCAO - UMR 8155. 2015. ⟨hal-03669086⟩