A*Midex Endowed Chair
au LAMPEA depuis le 1er Octobre 2015
Section CNU 20
Contact : andrzej.WEBER@univ-amu.fr
Old World Archaeology, Siberia, Northeast Asia, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Hunter–gatherers
Holocene foraging adaptations in the Baikal region, Siberia, and Hokkaido, Japan
Evolutionary change, diet, subsistence, migrations, social organization, mortuary archaeology
My research interests include (1) archaeology of individual life histories using carbon, nitrogen, and strontium isotope analyses ; (2) development of high-resolution chronologies based on radiocarbon dating of human skeletal remains ; (3) examination of mortuary ritual and socio-political differentiation based on mortuary data ; and (4) synthesis of all three dataset. Currently, I’m conducting research on carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes using the technique of sequential microsampling of human tooth dentine from middle Holocene hunter-gatherers in the Baikal region. The goal of this work is to establish high-resolution dietary history of early human life from birth to c. 15–20 years of age.
Membre du Programme P3 de l’unité
2015–2017 Initiative d’excellence Aix-Marseille Université (A*MIDEX), France. Project title : Holocene hunter–gatherers of Cis-Baikal (Siberia) : An individual life history and micro-sampling, €430,000. ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02
2012–2017 Alberta Education and Technology. Research equipment grant. Project title : Holocene archaeology of Northeast Asia, $793,932 CAD
2012–2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund. Research equipment grant. Project title : Holocene archaeology of Northeast Asia, $793,932 CAD
2011–2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant with c. 25 scholars from Canada, Japan, United Kingdom Russia, and USA. Project title : Holocene hunter–gatherers of Northeast Asia, $2,500,000 CAD
2014–2017 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan, Principal Investigator J. Habu, University of California, Berkley, USA. Project title : Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies : Approaches from Historical Ecology.
2013–2018 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant–in–Aid for Scientific Research (A) (General). Principal Investigator H. Kato, Hokkaido University. Project title : Comprehensive Research for Formation Process on Ainu Ethnicity, $1,000,000 CAD
2013–2016 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Core-to-Core Program (A), Advanced Research Networks (Project Number : 24242030). Principal Investigator H. Kato, Hokkaido University, co-applicants A. Weber and P. Jordan, University of Groningen. Project title : Advanced Core Research Centre for History of Human Ecology in the North, ¥ 32,400,000.00
2014–present, Editorial Board Member : Archaeological Research in Asia
2012–present, Editorial Board Member : Izvestiia Irkutskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta : Seriia geoarcheologiia, etnologiia, antropologiia. Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk.
2001–present, Editor, Northern Hunter Gatherers : Research Series. University of Alberta Press and German Archaeological Institute, Berlin.
1999–present, Editorial Board Member : Archaeology, Ethnography and Anthropology of Eurasia. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk.
Encadrement postdoctoral : Dr. Ian Fraser-Shapiro
2013–2017 Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr. H. Kato, Hokkaido University : Archaeological excavations of multi-layer shell-midden at Hamanaka 2, Rebun Island near Hokkaido, Japan.
Weber A.W. and Bettinger R.L. 2010. Middle Holocene hunter–gatherers of Cis-Baikal, Siberia : an overview for the new century. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Vol. 29 : 491–506. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.jaa.2010.08.002
Weber, A.W., White, D., Bazaliiskii, V.I., Goriunova, O.I., Savel’ev N.A., and Katzenberg, M.A. 2011. Hunter–gatherer foraging ranges, migrations, and travel in the middle Holocene Baikal region of Siberia : Insights from carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signatures. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Vol. 30(4) : 523–548. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.jaa.2011.06.006
Weber, A.W., Jordan, P. and Kato, H. 2013. Environmental change and cultural dynamics of Holocene hunter–gatherers in Northeast Asia : Comparative analyses and research potentials in Cis-Baikal (Siberia) and Hokkaido (Japan). Quaternary International, Special Issue, Vol. 290–291 : 3–20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.07.021
Weber A.W. and Goriunova O.I. 2013. Hunter–gatherer migrations, mobility and social relations : A case study from the Bronze Age Baikal region, Siberia. In Human bioarchaeology : group identity and individual life histories, A.W. Weber and M. Zvelebil (Editors), Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Special Issue, Vol. 32(6) : 330–346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2012.01.006.
Weber A.W., Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Goriunova O.I., Bazaliiskii V.I., Berdnikova N.E. 2015. Chronology of middle Holocene hunter–gatherers in the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia : Corrections based on examination of the freshwater reservoir effect. Quaternary International, published on line, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.003
Weber A.W., Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Bazaliiskii V.I. 2016. Biogeochemical data from the Shamanka II Early Neolithic cemetery on southwest Baikal : Chronological and dietary patterns. Quaternary International, Vol. 405, Part B : 233–254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.01.031
Weber A.W., Katzenberg M.A and Goriunova O.I. (Editors). 2007. KHUZHIR-NUGE XIV, a Middle Holocene Hunter–gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia : Osteological Materials. Northern Hunter–gatherers Research Series, Vol. 3. Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 308 p.
Weber A.W., Goriunova O.I. and McKenzie H.G. (Editors). 2008. KHUZHIR-NUGE XIV, a Middle Holocene Hunter–gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia : Archaeological Materials. Northern Hunter–gatherers Research Series, Vol. 4. Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 475 p.
Weber A.W., M.A. Katzenberg and Schurr T.G.S. (Editors). 2010. Prehistoric Hunter–gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia : Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Lifeways. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Press. Philadelphia, 344 p.
Weber A.W., McKenzie H.G., Lieverse A.R. and Goriunova O.I. (Editors). 2012. KURMA XI, a Middle Holocene hunter–gatherer cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia : Archaeological and Osteological Materials. Archaeology in China and East Asia Vol. 3, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin and Northern Hunter–gatherers Research Series Northern Hunter–gatherers Research Series, Vol. 6, Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 276 p.
See attached CV