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Laurent Bouby

Research engineer Team Dynamique de la biodiversité, anthropo-écologie
Mots clés Archaeobotany Plant resources Agriculture Domestication Mediterranean area

My 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. My 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

I also supervise the archaeobotanical platform at ISEM and participate as a teacher in the Master ‘Cépage’ (University Montpellier)

  1. BOUBY L. (2014). L’agriculture dans le Bassin du Rhône du Bronze final à l’Antiquité. Agrobiodiversité, économie, cultures. Archives d’Ecologie Préhistorique, Toulouse, 335 p.
  2. BOUBY L., BONHOMME V., IVORRA S., PASTOR T., ROVIRA N., TILLIER M., PAGNOUX C., TERRAL J.F. (2016). Back from burn out: are experimentally charred grapevine pips too distorted to be characterized using morphometrics? Archaeological Anthropological Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12520-016-0425-x
  3. BOUBY L., FIGUEIRAL I., BOUCHETTE A., ROVIRA N., IVORRA S., LACOMBE T., PASTOR T., PICQ S., MARINVAL P., TERRAL J.-F. (2013). Bioarchaeological insights into the process of domestication of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) during Roman times in Southern France. PLoS One, 8(5), e63195.
  4. BACILIERI R., BOUBY L., FIGUEIRAL I., SCHAAL C., TERRAL J.F., BRETON C., PICQ S., WEBER A., SCHLUMBAUM A. (2017). Potential of combining morphometry and ancient DNA information to investigate grapevine domestication. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, DOI 10.1007/s00334-016-0597-4
  5. BOUBY L., MARINVAL P., TERRAL J.-F. (2014). From secondary to speculative production? The protohistorical history of viticulture in Southern France. In : Chevalier A., Marinova E., Peña-Chocarro L. (dir.), Plants and people: choices and diversity through time. Oxbow Books, Londres & Philadelphie : 175-181.