Giulio Palumbi

Giulio Palumbi
Résidents Labex RFIEA+
pas Eurias

dates de séjour

01/10/2012 - 31/07/2013


Archéologie et préhistoire

Fonction d’origine


Institution d’origine

Università di Salento (Italie)

Fonction actuelle

Chargé de recherche

Institution actuelle

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, CEPAM, CNRS-UMR (France)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Développement des "sociétés complexes" du sud du Caucase et d'Anatolie Orientale au Chalcolithique et au Bronze ancien

In spite of the fact that the highlands of Eastern Anatolia and the Southern Caucasus are a rather homogenous geographical area, the prehistory of these regions has never been investigated in a unitary way. The research project aims at a new reconstruction of the later prehistory of these areas during the 5th and 4th millennia by investigating the structural roots and developments of the social complexity during the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age. In order to accomplish this research, the study on the archaeological materials from two unpublished sites excavated by the “Mission Caucase” in Armenia (Aratashen and Godedzor), will be integrated by the collaboration with specialists from different disciplines in order to contextualise the social changes within the technological, productive and territorial transformations. The publication of the excavations at the sites of Aratashen and Godedzor, that will be prepared during the year of the fellowship at the Collegium de Lyon, will represent the most updated source of information the research project will rely on.



His PhD, based at “Università di Roma La Sapienza”, focused on the relations between Anatolia and the Caucasus during the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age, and was defended in 2003. In 2003 and 2004 he was awarded two NATO-CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) fellowships dealing respectively with the funerary practices in Georgia during the Early Bronze Age (Tbilisi State Museum) and with the Neolithic cultures of the Ararat plain (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Yerevan, Armenia). In the academic years 2005-2007 he worked as a temporary researcher at “Università di Roma La Sapienza” and also was teaching assistant for the Prehistory of the Near East. He has been Chercheur Étranger Associé at the “Laboratoire Archéorient, UMR 5133, CNRS, Université Lumière Lyon 2-Maison de L’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon”, where he worked on the ceramics from the neolithic site of Aratashen (Armenia). He worked as a temporary researcher and as a teaching assistant for the Prehistory of the Near East the “Università del Salento, Lecce”, and he has been Senior Research Fellow at Koç University in Istanbul. He is member of the archaeological expedition at Arslantepe-Malatya (Turkey), of the “Mission Caucase” (Armenia) and of the archaeological expedition at Mersin-Yumuktepe (Turkey).


Giulio Palumbi a été recruté en tant que CR1 par le CNRS et travaille au CEPAM (Cultures et environnements. Préhistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Âge) à Nice Sophia-Antipolis.