Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Adress:

Abteilung für Ältere Urgeschichte und Quartärökologie
Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters
Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen
Schloss Hohentübingen
Burgsteige 11
D-72070 Tübingen

Email: mailys.richardspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3252-1444
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mailys_Richard

Research interest

Prehistory:

  • Neanderthal and early modern human population dynamics during the Middle and Late Pleistocene in Eurasia and Africa.
  • Chronology of the Middle Palaeolithic and the transition towards the Upper Palaeolithic in Europe and in the Levant.

Quaternary geochronology:

  • Uranium-series (230Th/U) of dental tissues and speleothems.
  • Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) of tooth enamel.
  • Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL, TT-OSL) of quartz and Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) of feldspar.

Education and professional appointments

Since 2020 Teach@Tübingen postdoctoral fellow, Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany).
2020 Research engineer, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, UMR 8212, Gif-sur-Yvette (France).
2019

AMI Postdoctoral fellow. French Research Center in Jerusalem (Israel).

2017-2019

Postdoctoral fellow. IRAMAT-CRP2A, Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France).

2016 Temporary Research and Teaching Assistant (ATER). Department of Prehistory, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (France).
2012-2015

PhD in Geochronology and Prehistory, Department of Prehistory, Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (France). Dissertation: Chronology of human occupations during the Upper Pleistocene in the Swabian Jura, Germany, and in the Saone and Rhone valleys, France, using electron spin resonance and uranium series dating method, ESR/U-Th.

2011

Exchange student at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Manila (Philippines) and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain).

2010-2012

International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France).

2009-2010

Exchange student at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

2007-2010

Bachelor in Archaeology, Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux (France).

Present teaching at the University of Tübingen

WS 20/21 – “The Palaeolithic of France”.

Present research project

Dating Middle Palaeolithic and Middle Stone Age human occupations: an integrative approach combining characterisation methods with luminescence (OSL and IRSL) and electron spin resonance (ESR) dating.

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

In press

Richard M., Chazan M., Porat N., Single grain TT-OSL ages for the Earlier Stone Age site of Bestwood 1 (Northern Cape Province, South Africa). Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.019

2020

Richard M., Falguères C., Pons-Branchu E., Richter D., Beutelspacher, T., Conard, N.J., Kind C.-J., The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Hohlenstein Stadel cave (Swabian Jura, Germany): a comparison between ESR, U-series and radiocarbon dating. Quaternary International, 556, 49-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.04.009

Richard M., Mercier N., V. Charpentier, Berger J.-F., OSL chronology of socio-ecological systems during the mid-Holocene in the eastern coast of the Sultanate of Oman (Arabian Peninsula). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 33, 102465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102465

Berger J.F., Guilbert-Berger R., Marast A., Munoz O., Guy H., Barra A., López-Sáez J.A., Pérez-Díaz S., Mashkour M., Debue K., Lefèvre C., Gosselin M., Brugnaux G., Mougne C., Thorin S., Nisbet R., Oberlin C., Mercier N., Richard M., Depreux B., Bearez P., First contribution of the excavation and the chronostratigraphic study of Ruways 1 Neolithic shell midden (Oman), in terms of Neolithization, palaeoeconomy, social-environmental interactions and site formation processes. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 31, 32-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/aae.12144

2019

Richard M., Falguères C., Valladas H., Ghaleb B., Pons-Branchu E., Mercier N., Richter D., Conard N.J., New electron spin resonance (ESR) ages from Geißenklösterle Cave: A chronological study of the Middle and early Upper Paleolithic layers. Journal of Human Evolution 133, 133-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.05.014

Richard M., Falguères C., Pons-Branchu E., Foliot L., Guillem P. M., Martínez-Valle R., Eixea A., Villaverde V., ESR/U-series chronology of early Neanderthal occupations at Cova Negra (Valencia, Spain). Quaternary Geochronology 49, 283-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2018.05.004

Friesem D.E., Malinsky-Buller A., Ekshtain R., Gur-Arieh S., Vaks A., Mercier N., Richard M., Guérin G., Valladas H., Auger F., Hovers E., New Data from Shovakh Cave and Its Implications for Reconstructing Middle Paleolithic Settlement Patterns in the Amud Drainage, Israel. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, 2, 298–337. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41982-019-00028-2

Daujeard C., Vettese D., Britton K., Béarez P., Boulbes N., Crégut-Bonnoure E., Desclaux E., Lateur N., Pike-Tay A., Rivals F., Allué E., Chacón M.G., Puaud S., Richard M., Courty M.A., Gallotti R., Hardy B., Bahain J.J., Falguères C., Pons-Branchu E., Valladas H., Moncel M.H., Neanderthal selective hunting of reindeer? The case study of Abri du Maras (south-eastern France). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11, 985-1011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-017-0580-8

Falguères C., Ghaleb B., Tombret O., Ben Arous E., Richard M., Moigne A.-M., Saos T., Caparros M., Barroso-Ruiz C., ESR/U-series dates on Equus teeth from the Middle Pleistocene Acheulean site of Cueva del Angel, Spain. Quaternary Geochronology 49, 297-302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2018.02.003

2017

Richard M., Falguères C., Pons-Branchu E., Ghaleb B., Valladas H., Mercier N., Richter D., Bahain J.-J., Conard N.J., Datation par les méthodes ESR/U-Th combinées de sites du Pléistocène supérieur : méthodologie et application en contexte karstique. L’Anthropologie, 121, p. 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anthro.2017.03.006

Richard M., Moreno D., Bahain J.-J., Duval M., Falguères C., Electron spin resonance dating of fossil teeth: some basic guidelines to ensure optimal sampling conditions. Quaternaire, 28/2, 155-159. https://doi.org/10.4000/quaternaire.8003

Moreno D., Richard M., Bahain J.-J., Duval M., Falguères C., Tissoux H., Voinchet P., ESR dating of sedimentary quartz grains: some basic guidelines to ensure optimal sampling conditions. Quaternaire, 28/2, 161-166. https://doi.org/10.4000/quaternaire.8008

2016

Falguères, C., Richard, M., Tombret, O., Shao, Q., Bahain, J.J., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., New ESR/U-series dates in Yabrudian and Amudian layers at Qesem Cave, Israel. Quaternary International, 398, 6-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.006

2015

Richard, M., Falguères, C., Pons-Branchu, E., Bahain, J.J., Voinchet, P., Lebon, M., Valladas, H., Dolo, J.M., Puaud, S., Rué, M., Daujeard, C., Moncel, M.H., Raynal, J.P., Contribution of ESR/U-series dating to the chronology of late Middle Palaeolithic sites in the middle Rhône valley, southeastern France. Quaternary Geochronology, 30, 529-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2015.06.002

Falguères, C., Shao, Q., Han, F., Bahain, J.J., Richard, M., Perrenoud, C., Moigne, A.M., Lumley de, H., New ESR and U-series dating at Caune de l'Arago, France: A key-site for European Middle Pleistocene. Quaternary Geochronology, 30, 547-553. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2015.02.006

 

Book chapters:

2019

Richard M., Electron Spin Resonance dating of tooth enamel from Middle Palaeolithic and Early Aurignacian layers of Geißenklösterle cave. In Conard N.J., Bolus M., Münzel S. C., (Eds.), Geißenklösterle Chronostratigraphy, Paleoenvironment and Subsistence during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of the Swabian Jura, Kerns Verlag, Tübingen, p. 63-68.

Richard M., Falguères C., Pons-Branchu E. Richter D., Electron Spin Resonance dating of late Middle Palaeolithic and Early Aurignacian layers of Hohlenstein-Stadel. In Kind J. (Ed.), Löwenmensch und mehr. Die Ausgrabungen 2008–2013 in den altsteinzeitlichen Schichten der Stadel-Höhle im Hohlenstein (Lonetal), Gemeinde Asselfingen, Alb-Donau-Kreis. Fundberichte aus Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, p. 95-101.

2018

Richard M., Datations ESR/U-Th. In Daujeard C. (Ed.), La grotte des Barasses II (Balazuc, Ardèche) : entre néandertaliens, bouquetins et carnivores... Des occupations du Pléistocène supérieur en moyenne vallée de l’Ardèche. Editions DARA, N° 46, Lyon, p. 101-105.

 

Other publications:

2020

Richard M., Contribution des méthodes de datation paléodosimétriques à la chronologie de sites préhistoriques. Le carnet du CRFJ, avril 2020, https://crfj.hypotheses.org/721.

2018

Richard M., Derniers néandertaliens et premiers Homo sapiens entre 45,000 et 35,000 ans. Dossiers d’Archéologie, Hors-série N°34, 68-71.

Moncel M.-H., Daujeard C., Chacon Navarro M.G, Vettese D., Fernandes P., Hardy B., Puaud S., Richard M., Allue E., Bearez P., Boulbes N., Britton K., Courty M.-A., Crégut-Bonnoure E., Desclaux E., Gallotti R., Renaud Joannes-Boyau R., Kerfant C., Lateur N., La Porta A., Limondin-Lozouet N., Marin J., Pike-Tay A. Rivals F., Roger T. Bahain J.-J., Falguères C., Abri du Maras (Saint-Martin d’Ardèche). Un habitat néandertalien occupé il y a 90 000 et 40 000 ans. Ardèche Archéologie, 35, 3-11.

2013

Raynal J.-P., Moncel M.-H., Daujeard C., Argant A., Bahain J.-J., Banks W., Bearez P., Bocherens H., Chacon Navarro G., Courty M.-H., Crégut-Bonnoure E., Debard E., Desclaux E., Ecker M., Falguères C., Fernandes P., Fiore I., Foury Y., Gallotti R., Guadelli J.-L., Hardy B., Lafarge A., La Porta A., Lateur N., Lebon M., Le Coore M., Lepape J.-M., Liabeuf R., Manzano A., Marcq G., Piboule M., Pike-Tay A., Puaud S., Queffelec A., Richard M., Rivals F., Santagata C., Sakai Q., Save S., Servant L., Roger T., Rué M., Wang N., Wragg Sykes R., 2013. Néanderthaliens sur les marges sud-est du Massif central. Espaces et subsistance au Paléolithique moyen. Nouvelles données dans le cadre d’un projet collectif de recherche. Ardèche Archéologie, 30, 4-14.