2020 Grant co-recipient with Frédéric Abbès
Marie Orange is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology department of the University of New England, Australia. After a Masters at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne in France, she moved to Australia in 2013 to undertake her PhD research at Southern Cross University. She specialises in the study of lithic industries through a combined provenance/reduction sequences approach to reveal how past populations acquired, transformed, and circulated lithic raw materials and finished products. Specialising in obsidian studies, she uses a multi-platform analytical strategy (pXRF, LA-ICP-MS, PIXE, SEM-EDS) to retrieve the provenance of complete assemblages in a non-destructive way. Her research focuses on Neolithic to Bronze Age assemblages from the Caucasus, Northwestern Iran, the Near East, and the Western Mediterranean. She is also an adjunct research fellow at the IRAMAT-CRP2A (CNRS UMR 5060, Bordeaux, France) and Southern Cross University (Lismore, Australia).