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Aurélien Mounier

Senior Researcher, CNRS

About Aurélien Mounier

I am a CNRS palaeoanthropologist working at the UMR 7194 Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme Préhistorique based at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. I am also a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (University of Cambridge). As a paleoanthropologist, my research aims are to understand what makes us human and the underlying processes that shaped our species. In this framework, I study the fossil record of the genus Homo through multiple perspectives, using interdisciplinary, and innovative computational tools. Besides comparative morphology and numerical taxonomy tools, I am using 3D geometric morphometrics to analyse the fossil record. I am collaborating in various research and archaeological fieldwork projects (e.g. the In Africa project) and I am developing a new archaeological fieldwork project in West-Turkana, Kenya (the Trans-Evol project) in partnership with the LCHES (University of Cambridge), the Turkana Basin Institute and the National Museums of Kenya. Finally, I am co-editor in chief of the oldest Biological Anthropology scientific journal: the BMSAP (Bulletin et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropology de Paris) which was created in 1859.

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Speciation Taxonomy Phylogenetics Anthropology

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