Indication: Professor Luís Cláudio Pereira Symanski – Department of Archeology and Anthropology – UFMG

Period: From October 31 to November 12, 2016

Professor Augustin Holl earned his PhD from University Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne (1983) and his Habilitation Doctorate at the University of Paris-X Nanterre (1994). He was Professor at the University of California, San Diego, Professor and Curator at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Visiting professor at the University Cheikh-Anta Diop, Dakar, Vice-president for International Relations at the University Paris-Ouest, Nanterre – La Défense (2012 – 14), Research-Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (2000 – 15). He is currently professor at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France) and Xiamen University, (Fujian Province, China) and Deputy Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at CNRS (Paris, France). His research focuses on the origins of food production, metallurgy, and the emergence of social complexity in West Africa and the Southern Levant, the archaeology of rock art, mortuary archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology, and historical archaeology – New York African Burial Ground Project -. He has conducted fieldwork in Southwestern Sahara in Mauritania, the Negev desert in Israel, Northern Cameroon, Northwestern Burkina Faso, and is currently director of a research program on the Senegambian megalithism. He has published 12 books, edited two volumes and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and collections of essays.