I am an archaeologist who studies the Upper Palaeolithic of Europe, particularly Russia. I specialise in lithic analyses, chronology building, and archaeological theory.

I am a collaboratrice bénévole (honorary researcher) at UMR 5199 PACEA, University of Bordeaux.

Key interests

  • Upper Palaeolithic of Russia
  • Archaeological theory (critical approaches to cultural taxonomy)
  • Lithic studies (technotypology and reappraisal of old collections)
  • Radiocarbon dating and chronology building
  • Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Eastern and Central Europe
  • Open science and data sharing
  • Archaeological ethics (decarbonisation)

Research positions

  • 2020­- Honorary researcher, UMR 5199 PACEA, University of Bordeaux
  • 2018-2020 Postdoctoral research fellow (MSCA-IF), UMR 5199 PACEA, University of Bordeaux
  • 2016-2018 Postdoctoral research fellow (Fondation Fyssen), UMR 5199 PACEA, University of Bordeaux
  • 2015-2016 Postdoctoral research assistant, PalaeoChron project, RLAHA, University of Oxford


  • 2011-2014 DPhil Archaeology, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
  • 2010-2011 MSc Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2005-2009 BA (Hons) Archaeology and Slavonic Studies, University of Sheffield