Dr. Liliane Meignen
Liliane Meignen is a geologist and prehistorian by training. She received her Ph.D. in Prehistory/ Human Paleontology, in 1972, from the University of Paris VI (France). She joined the Centre Recherches Archéologiques (CRA)- CNRS in 1976 in Sophia-Antipolis (France). She is currently Director of research (emerita) at the CEPAM (Cultures et Environnements Préhistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Age), Université Côte d’Azur and French National Research Center (CNRS), in Nice (France).
Since the early 1970s, she has been carrying out research on Palaeolithic lithic technology and Palaeolithic human subsistence strategies, mainly focused on the Middle Palaeolithic period.
She led numerous prehistoric excavations, initially in several sites in France during 1970s-1980s (Meignen, L. (ed) 1993. L’abri des Canalettes. Un habitat moustérien sur les grands Causses (Nant, Aveyron). Paris: CNRS Editions.), in Ukrain (1990s), and for most of her career in Israel. Between 1982 and 2000, she co-directed an international interdisciplinary research program in the Kebara and Hayonim Caves, with O. Bar-Yosef and B. Vandermeersch, resulting in the publication of numerous articles and several books, including:
- Bar-Yosef, O., and L. Meignen (eds) 2007. Kebara Cave, Mt Carmel, Israel: The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology, Part I. Cambridge US: American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 49, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
- Meignen, L., and O. Bar-Yosef (eds) 2019. Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel. The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology. Part II. Cambridge (US): American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 51, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
Books by Liliane Meignen
From the Early to the Middle Palaeolithic in the Levant (Israel)
Edited by Liliane Meignen & Ofer Bar-Yosef | Forthcoming
The research presented in this book results from an international interdisciplinary research program in Hayonim cave (Israel) from 1992 to 2000, directed by Prof O. Bar-Yosef (Harvard University) and L. Meignen (CNRS, France), and focusing…