Bérénice Bellina-Pryce

Portrait of Bérénice   Bellina-Pryce

A senior researcher with CNRS (France), Dr Bérénice Bellina-Pryce has directed since 2005 the Thai-French Archaeological Mission in Upper Thai-Malay Peninsula, excavating and surveying in the Chumphon and Ranong provinces.

Her research focuses on exchange and cultural transfer processes around the Indian Ocean, and more specifically between the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea, using technological analysis of industries as a means to comprehend sociopolitical transformations, and to reconstruct the impact of long-distance exchange and local resource acquisition on ethnicity and identity construction.