Alcouffe Ameline

PhD student (ministerial scholarship)


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I am a PhD student since 2022 in the AGES team. I obtained my second master’s degree in Integrative Anthropobiology at the University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier in this same year. Last year I obtained my first master’s degree in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology at the University of Marseille.

My work consists in developing a methodology based on artificial intelligence algorithms in order to study the major questions of confrontation of biological and cultural data in a past population/society, including the complex mechanisms of cultural transmission. I analyze the data of funeral rites, ethnographic and biological data of the Yakuts (Sakha Republic, Russia) from 15th to 19th century.

Selected publications

Macé, M. et al. At the origins of tobacco-smoking and tea consumption in a virgin population (Yakutia, 1650–1900 a.d.): Comparison of pharmacological, histological, economic and cultural data. Biology (Basel). 10, 1–26 (2021). DOI: 10.3390/biology10121271

Crubézy, E. et al. Sucrose is not the whole story: Risk factors and oral health at the contact (Yakutia, Siberia-16th/19th). Biology (Basel). 10, 1–21 (2021). DOI: 10.3390/biology10100974