Laurent Bouby

Bouby LaurentLaurent Bouby is a CNRS Research Engineer at Montpellier Institute of Evolution, in Montpellier University (France). His research work focuses on the history of agriculture and the exploitation of vegetal resources in the North-Western Mediterranean, since the last hunter-gatherers, based on the study of archaeological macroremains. His work is carried out along two main research axes:
- Dynamics of agro-pastoral systems in southern France, in relation with environmental, economic and cultural changes
- Origin and evolution of vine cultivation: grapevine domestication, diversity characterisation of archaeological cultivated vines
He also supervises the archaeobotanical platform at ISEM and participate as a teacher in the Master ‘Cépage’ (University Montpellier).

Project Partners

Hans-Peter Stika

Hans-Peter Stika

Assistant Lecturer of Archaeobotany, University of Hohenheim Read More
Stefi Jacomet

Stefi Jacomet

Professor of Archaeobotany, Basel University Read More
Andreas Heiss

Andreas Heiss

Scientific collaborator, Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Read More
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  • PlantFoods


    The project will examine an impressive body of actual food remains and will generate a solid methodological tool for ancient
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  • Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    The project will address variability and change of food preparation technologies, by assembling information on grinding stone tools, cooking facilities
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  • Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnographic fieldwork will offer insights into traditional ways of transforming plants into food, daily meals as well as food for
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  • Experimentation


    The Project will experiment with processing and cooking different plant species, generating different kinds of recipes and end-products.
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