Florence Cattin

39 years old


French (native speaker)
English (proficient: reading, speaking, writing, understanding)
German (proficient: reading ; basic knowledge: speaking, writing, understanding)
Spanish (basic knowledge: reading, speaking, understanding)
Dutch (basic knowledge: reading, speaking, understanding)
Italian (basic knowledge: reading, understanding)


Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor) (from 2011) at the Laboratory ArTeHiS "Archaeology, Earth, History, and Societies", UMR 6298, University of Burgundy at Dijon, France.

Associate Researcher (from 2010) at the Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Research Topics

Raw materials, copper, glass, chaîne opératoire, geoarchaeology, compositions, Alps, Europe, North America, interactions, provenance, human impact, environment, paleopollutions.


2004-2008 Doctorat ès Sciences (PhD) in prehistoric archaeology, University of Geneva (Switzerland). Supervision M. Besse.
1996-2003 Master in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (equivalent 1st and 2nd cycles). Supervision M. Egloff and D. Ramseyer.

Academic Employment

2011- .... Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor), Laboratory ArTeHiS "Archaeology, Earth, History, and Societies", University of Burgundy at Dijon (France).
2011- 2016 CNRS Excellence Research Chair, Laboratory ArTeHiS "Archaeology, Earth, History, and Societies", University of Burgundy at Dijon (France).
2010-2011 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Geology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Supervision P. Degryse.
2010 Chargée d'enseignement, Université de Zurich (Suisse).
2008-2010 Post-doctoral Researcher, Département d'anthropologie, Université de Montréal and Geotop at Montreal (Canada). Supervision A. L. Burke.
2005-2008 Collaboratrice de l’enseignement et de la recherche, University of Geneva (Switzerland).
2004-2005 Assistante de recherche of the Fonds National Suisse, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Research Activities

29 publications in french and in english (17 peer-reviewed).
>40 scientific communications in french, english and german.
Numerous fellowships, grants and awards.
Co-organisations of scientific conferences at Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Fribourg (Switzerland), Montreal (Canada).
Preparation of funding applications : FNS, NSF, BRQ-PRES, CNRS, FABER, CRSH.
Various international collaborations : Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, United States of America.

Research and Teaching

Teaching (1st and 2nd cycles), Mentoring of research students (1st to 3rd cycles), Invited seminars.
Analyses in laboratories (MC-ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, ED-XRF), Archaeological excavations and surveys, Museums.

(Update : 2017_01)