Simon Puaud is a geologist specialized in the prehistoric sites geology. He began his formation in Geology in a geologic engineer school. After a Master and a PhD in the Perpignan University. He specialized in Geology applied to Quaternary and Prehistory. He has focused his researches on the palaeoenvironmental interpretation of a sedimentary sequence of a southeastern French prehistoric site. Since 15 years he works on the palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of quaternary sequences from the cave and rock shelters sediments analyses. After his PhD (2007), he was hired by the CNRS as a study engineer. He works currently on numerous projects led by searchers of Museum national d’Histoire naturelle and CNRS in France, Crimea, Cyprus, Cambodia, Thailand and Georgia. The possibility to study sedimentary infillings of papuan rockshelters is very important because this kind of approach is new. The high altitude of the Papuan sites is an opportunity to compare them with the European quaternary sites of the last glacial by studying the characteristics of the sediments and the sedimentary dynamics.
My interest in the settlement history of Papua New Guinea arose during my Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Louvain, Belgium. This first interest, and more broadly the wish to study human population genetics, led me to start a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. Currently, I am continuing my research interest as a PhD student in Gene Technology at the University of Tartu, Estonia. The main aim of my project is to study human genetic adaptation to Papua New Guinean environments.
My name is Reubenson Gegeu and I’m from Solomon Islands and I was born in 2nd August 1994, at Honiara General Hospital. I began my education journey in Solomon Islands and now I’m continuing with my University studies here at the University of Papua New Guinea. I started attending at the University of Papua New Guinea since 2016, doing a Bachelor Degree Program on Applied Anthropology and Archaeology. I have also working with the Solomon Islands National Museum under the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, History and Archaeology since 2017, serves as an Archaeologist to the Ministry of Culture Tourism of Solomon Islands Government. During my holidays in Solomon Islands, I have also working with international research partners from Japan, Australia, US, German and New Zealand on various research projects that we been carrying out throughout the country. However, my future dream is to become an Archaeologist with a level of PhD or Professor to serve the need of my country. With the experience, I gain from attending various research projects in Solomon Islands and in Papua New Guinea. It helps sharpened my knowledge of understanding and my interest to still doing my studies till I reach, my future goal as being professional as an Archaeologist to serve my family, people, Nation and world to change for a better place that individual will live happy as long as they are.
Jean-Pierre de Saint-Aubert is an independent archaeologist. He specializes in the spatial and social organization of prehistoric sites. He has previous archaeological experience in Papua New Guinea on the Neolithic site of Bypass Road situated outside Port Moresby. He conducted ethnographic surveys in Sarawak (Malaysia) for several years. Recently, he has brought his skills to the Franco-Khmer mission in Laang Spean (Cambodia).