Mathias Bellat


Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Soil Science and Geomorphology
Rümelinstraße 19-23
D-72070 Tübingen

Office: Westbau W302




Consulting hours:

by arrangement

Function: Doctoral student

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Research Topics:

  • Archaeological sciences
  • Machine Learning in Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Remote sensing
  • NIR-MIR for soil sciences
  • Micromorphology in archaeology


  • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Southern Caucasus
  • Yvelines (France)


  • SFB 1070 ResourceCultures, phase 3, “B07 - A hunt for raw materials? Spatial Models in the Resource Cultures of the Northern Mesopotamian Periphery?
  • ANR-DFG project: From Kura-Araxes to Early Kurgans. Tracing 3rd millennium social and cultural changes in the Kura river valley (Georgia and Azerbaijan). Environment, food, chronology

27th July 1998 in Paris (France)

Work Experience:

Since 09/2021 PhD. student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
06/2021 - 09/2021 Director of archaeological excavation at Prieuré des Moulineaux, Yvelines, France


Since 09/2021 PhD. student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
2019 - 2021 Studies Of Ecology Biodiversity and Evolution [M.Sc.], Speciality Quaternary, Prehistory and Bioarchaeology at Museum National d’Histoire Naturel (France)
Master-Thesis : “The micromorphology contribution to the study of construction technics and their diffusion during Neolithic, the case of Mentesh Tepe (Middle Kura valley, Azerbaijan)”
09/2020 -  03/2021 Erasmus at Frei Universität Berlin in the Ancient Near East Studies Department, Berlin, Germany
2016 - 2019 Studies of Geography [B.Sc.] at Sorbonne University (France)
2016 - 2019 Studies of Archaeology and Art History [B.Sc.] at Sorbonne University (France)

02/2020 to 06/2020 : Micromorphology at AgroParisTech, INRAP, Dr. Cécilia Cammas, Thiverval-Grignon, France.

Memberships :

Field Experience:

  • Kütltepe Azerbaijan (Archaeological excavation and survey).
  • Qaraçinar Azerbaijan (Archaeological Excavation).
  • Prieuré des Moulineaux, France (Archaeological Excavation)
  • Dinard, France (Costal geography)
  • Argos, Greece (Geoarchaeological prospect)
  • Orange, France (Archaeological Excavation)
  • Bessan, France (Archaeological Excavation)
  • Murviel-Lèz-Montpellier, France (Archaeological Excavation)
  • Olonzac, France (Archaeological Excavation)

Conference Contributions and Proceedings:

2022 M. Bellat, B. Glissmann, T. Rentschler, P. Sconzo, P. Pfälzner, T. Scholten, "What does matter? Machine Learning models to define archaeological patterns of site occupations and resource use in Kurdistan (Iraq) through a diachronic approach", Q13 International conference, Strasbourg 14 - 18 Mars 2022, [Poster].

2021 M. Bellat, E. Baudouin and C. Cammas "A Matter of Scale! Field Observations and Micromorphological Analyses on Earthen Materials at Mentesh Tepe (Azerbaijan) in the Neolithic Period", EAA 2021 – Kiel, Session 496 “ A world of clay I”, 10 September 2021 [Talk].