Claudine Gravel-Miguel

School of Human Evolution and Social Change 158
900 Cady Mall
Postdoctoral Researcher
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus


Claudine Gravel-Miguel obtained her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2017 and is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar for the Institute of Human Origins at ASU.

Her work focuses on the prehistory of Southwestern Europe, in particular on the social behavior of hunter-gatherers who lived there after the last glacial maximum. She has published articles on the position and abundance of ornaments found in burial settings, on the use of elongated pebbles in mortuary rituals, and on the importance of studying prehistoric social networks in their environmental context.

In the summers, she works with a team of international scientists at Arma Veirana, an Italian cave located in the Ligurian Alps.



2017. Ph.D. School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

2011. M.A. Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria

2009. B.A. Anthropology, McGill University


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Research Interests

Prehistoric Southwest Europe, Magdalenian, hunter-gatherers, social networks, portable art, ornaments, burial practices, GIS, agent-based models.

Research Group

Arma Veirana project


Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASM 591 Seminar