Olivier Weller

UMR 8215 Trajectoires, CNRS-Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Olivier Weller is a researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, CNRS-Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France). His research concerns the archaeology of salt and the origins of its production in Europe, from the Neolithic period onwards, through exploitation techniques, uses and socio-economic issues. The approaches developed are technological (ceramics), ethnoarchaeological, paleoenvironmental, physicochemical and geomatic. His studies have been developed from Europe (France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Romania, Moldavia, Bulgaria) to Oceania (New Guinea, Tonga). He is currently director of the Trajectories laboratory (2019-2024).


Mirrors of Salt: Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt

ed. Olivier Weller

The study of salt from an anthropological perspective provides a holistic view of its role in the evolution of human communities. Studies from around the world, ranging from prehistory to modern times, are here organized into 6 sections: theory, archaeology, history, ethnography/ ethnoarchaeology/ethnohistory, linguistics, and literature. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | Open Access

Different Times? Archaeological and Environmental Data from Intra-Site and Off-Site Sequences

ed. Olivier Weller

Proceedings from Session II-8 of the XVIII UISPP Congress, Paris, 2018, questioning temporal correlations between intra-site and off-site data in archaeology-related contexts. The word ‘site’ describes here archaeological sites – usually settlements – where recent research has produced information on the duration and timing of human presence. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access