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Thomas Perrin, Short CV

Research Director at the CNRS, France; 49 years old


Université de Toulouse Jean-Jaurès

 Maison de la Recherche


 5, allée Antonio-Machado

 F-31058 Toulouse cedex 9



Administrative responsabilities

  • Since 2020: coordinator of the ArchéoScience platform of the UMR 5608 TRACES
  • 2019-2023: elected member (2019-2023) of the Scientific Council of the INEE-CNRS Institute
  • Since 2016: director of the international review Gallia Préhistoire.

  • 2011–2014: Expert for the Mesolithic and the Neolithic eras within the Interregional Commission of Archaeological Research (CIRA) for the Centre-East of the France (Rhône-Alpes Auvergne regions).

  • 2007–2014: manager of the Neolithic research team of the UMR 5608 TRACES (~60 members)

  • 2007–2014 and 2016–2020: Member of the Laboratory Council of the UMR 5608 TRACES.


Scientific Responsabilities

  • since 2018 : head of the International Research Network « DECAPAN : from the last hunters to the first agro-pastoralists in North Africa »
  • 2016–2017: manager of the international research program IDEX (Toulouse Federal University) ‘MeNeMOIA — du Mésolithique au Néolithique en Méditerranée occidentale : l’impact africain’ (grant of 200 k€ -

  • Since 2014: member of the ANR project ‘ProCome : Les prolongements continentaux de la néolithisation méditerranéenne’, led by C. Manen (CNRS UMR 5608); manager of the 2nd task ‘Séquences’ (

  • 2009–2013: member of the ANR project ’Méso-Néo : Les derniers chasseurs-collecteurs en Europe occidentale’, led by P. Allard (CNRS UMR 7055).

  • 2008–2009: manager of the research project, ‘Fonctionnement des sociétés mésolithiques aux 7e et 6e millénaires avant notre ère en Europe occidentale : le prodrome du Néolithique ?’ (Fyssen Foundation, grant of 26 k€)

Co-organization of 11 national and international conferences.

52 papers presented in national and international conferences.

Publishing director or codirector of 13 books (4 monographs and 9 conference proceedings).


Commissions and reading Committies

  • Since 2013: member of the UISPP commission ‘Holocene Hunter-Gatherers in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean/Pontian Basin’, directed by P. Arias (Santander University, Spain).

  • 2012–2013: member of the UISPP commission ’Settlement strategies and mobility in mountain environment’, directed by S. Grimaldi Trento University, Italia).

Permanent member of the reading committees of the following series and journals: Archives d’Ecologie Préhistorique (since 2002), Patrimoine d’une île (since 2013), GalliaPréhistoire (since 2013) and Préhistoires Méditerranéennes (since 2015).

Peer-reviewing for Antiquity, Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Field Archaeology, Journal of Lithic Studies, Lithic Technology, P@lethnologie, Quaternary International, Radiocarbon and for several conferences.


Archaeological Field Works

Since 2016, excavation manager, Basi (Serra-di-Ferro, Corse, France).
Program of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication; Early, Recent and Final Neolithic, Bronze Age.

Since 2012, excavation manager, Roquemissou (Montrozier, Aveyron, France).
Program of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication; Late Palaeolithic, First and Second Mesolithic, Early and Final Neolithic.

Since 1998, manager of 5 surveys and 6 excavations.

From 1992 to 2004, 33 months of rescue excavations in France and Switzerland.

Participation in 17 different excavations as a volunteer in France, Cyprus and Syria.


International experience

Postdoc in Trento (Italia, 2002–2003) and in Valencia (Spain, 2004).

Several study missions in Cyprus, Italia, Syria, Turkey, Spain, Croatia, Canada and USA.


Teaching experience

Since 2016, Masters course on ‘C14 Dating and Bayesian modelling’ (6h/year).

Since 2008, Masters course on ‘Database and archaeology’ (3h/year) and ‘Archaeology and statistics’ (9h/year).

Since 1998, organization of 4 seminars and participation to 23 others in several universities in France and Italy.

2000-2002: Temporary Lecturer and Research Assistant (ATER), Collège de France (Paris), Professor Jean Guilaine chair ‘Civilisations de l'Europe au Néolithique et à l'Âge du Bronze’.


Students supervision (since 2006)

  • Master tutoring: 8

  • Master direction: 5

  • PhD tutoring: 1

  • PhD co-direction: 4

Antiquity    2003   

Journal articles1 document

  • Thomas Perrin. Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures co-existing in the upper Rhone valley.. Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2003, 77 (4), pp.745-752. ⟨hal-00266600⟩