Quaternary Geochronologist, Eslem Ben Arous received her Ph.D in Geochronology and Prehistory from the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in 2019.
Supervised by Dr. Christophe Falguères (CNRS, MNHN) and Dr. Roland Nespoulet (MNHN), her doctoral research was focus on the Middle Stone Age chronology of two caves at Rabat-Temara region (Atlantic coast in Morocco) using multi-dating and comparative approaches (OSL on quartz grain, combined US-ESR on hydroxyapatite and 14C on seeds/charcoals).
Since October 2019, she is a Fyssen postdoctorate fellow in the Pan-Ev Group (dir. Dr Eleanor Scerri) at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH, Jena). For these new research perspectives, she will be applying geochronological methods to build the timeline of the Stone Age sites in West Africa investigated by the Pan-Ev group.