Emilie Dotte

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 107 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20112022
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Personal profile

Biography

Emilie studied History, Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology at the Universities of Montpellier (Paul Valery), of Minnesota and of the Sorbonne (Paris I), before completing a double cotutelle PhD in Prehistory from the Sorbonne and the ANU. Her PhD thesis focused on New Caledonia precolonial archaeology and the application of archaeobotany in the region. 

After completing her PhD, Emilie worked at the University of Western Australia in Archaeology as a research associate, building on her research interest about the relationships between people and forests in Australia and the Pacific. This has led to a number of archaeobotany projects in the region, including through international collaborations and students supervision. 

In 2015, she joined the ANU as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Prof. Matthew Spriggs's ARC Laureate Project "The Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific - a Hidden History", where she is part of team developping a new field of studies investigating the Historiography of Archaeology in the region.

In 2020, Emilie starts her DECRA research project, back at UWA, continuing to work on the history of archaeology in the Pacific and focusing on the hidden contribution of women in the eary days of the discipline: Pacific Matildas

Roles and responsibilities

DECRA research fellow

Archaeobotanist (wood charcoal analysis and tropical Australasia)

Future research

History of archaeology in the Indo-Pacific, focusing on women and indigenous scholars

Devlopment and applications of archaeobotany in the Indo-Pacific

Funding overview

ARC DECRA 2020

Anthracological analyses for the USA NSF funded project "Vulnerability and Resilience on Island Ecosystems" (CI Prof. P. Kirch and Dr J. Kahn)- 2012-2013 AND 2014-2015
BHP BIO funded Project "The archaeobotany of the Central Pilbara, Phase I: Wood Reference Collection" (with Assoc. Prof. J.Dortch)- 2012
BHP BIO funded Project "The archaeobotany of the Central Pilbara, Phase II: Anthracological analyses" 2013

Previous positions

2015-2020.Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Laureate Project: The Collective Biography of Pacific Archaeology - a Hidden History (CI Prof. M. Spriggs), School of Anthropology and Archaeology, College of Arts and Social Sciences, the Australian National University.
2010-current.Associate post doctoral researcher, Equipe d'Ethnologie Prehistorique, CNRS, France

2015-2020. Honorary Research Fellow, UWA School of Social Sciences

2011-2015. Research Associate, UWA School of Social Sciences

Current projects

History of Archaeology in the Pacific - Francophone traditions with CBAP @ANU, Women in the History of Archaeology with Pacific Matildas DECRA @ UWA

Anthracological analysis in French Polynesia and New Caledonia

Archaeobotany in Australia

 

Teaching overview

Casual teaching for undergraduate archaeology courses on laboratory techniques and analyses, archaeobotany

Previous positions

History of Archaeology in Oceania

Archaeobotany, anthracology (identification of wood charcoal macro-remains): tropical issues, reference collection and databases, implementation of the discipline in Australasia

Oceania archaeology, New Caledonia and French Polynesia

Precolonial, Contacts and early colonial periods, the interface between historical and indigenous oral traditions or ethnohistorical sources in comparison with archaeological data

Ethnobotany/Ethnoarchaeology, palaeoethnobotany

Archaeology of arboricultural and horticultural practices in Australasia

Languages

English
French

Keywords

  • Anthracology
  • Tropical archaeobotany
  • Pacific or Oceania archaeology
  • french studies
  • Ethnohistory
  • Palaeoethnobotany
  • Palaeoenvironment
  • History and philosophy of science

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 107 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Lapita before Lapita: The Early Story of the Meyer/ O'Reilly Watom Island Archaeological Collection

Dotte, E. & Howes, H., 3 Jul 2019, In : The Journal of Pacific History. 54, 3, p. 354-378

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
missionary
artifact
father
France
1 Citation (Scopus)

Putting new francophone archaeology on the Pacific map: Current work of early‐career researchers in “archéologie océaniste”

Dotte, E., Cauchois, H., Charleux, M., Domergue, S., Hermann, A., Lagarde, L., Leclerc, M., Maric, T., Molle, G., Nolet, E., Noury, A., Rurua, V. A. & Wadrawane, J-M., 2018, In : Archaeology in Oceania. 53, 2, p. 103-115

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
Pacific Rim
regional research
Group
history
nut
fuelwood
tropical rain forests
charcoal
nuts
12 Citations (Scopus)

Ancient woodlands of Polynesia: A pilot anthracological study on Maupiti Island, French Polynesia

Dotte, E. & Kahn, J. G., 1 Nov 2017, In : Quaternary International. 457, p. 6-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

woodland
vegetation
occupation
human settlement
resource
7 Citations (Scopus)
arboriculture
New Caledonia
charcoal
forest management
case studies

Projects 2012 2022