University of Sydney, Department of Archaeology, Honorary Associate
2020 Grant co-recipient with Bérénice Chamel
Dr. Marie-Laure Chambrade is a landscape archaeologist specialized in past human-land interactions in the Near East from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. She investigates especially settlement patterns, economic territories and exploitation of natural resources in arid zones. She completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Besançon, on the environment and settlement dynamics during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic in inland Syria. She participated in several research and field programs in Syria, Jordan, and Iran as well as in the Caucasus, and since 2017, she has been co-director of the “Western Harra Survey” project, focusing on the late Prehistory of the Black Desert in Jordan. She is an associate researcher with the CNRS unit Archéorient, at the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée in Lyon, and Honorary Associate of the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney.