University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS
Frank Braemer, archaeologist, is senior researcher emeritus at the lab “Culture en Environnement : Préhistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Age” (CNRS University of Nice, France) and former director of the French archaeological project in Southern Syria (1991-2013). He is currently co-director of the PaléoSYR project (2010-2014, ANR France) that aims at studying the man-environment co-evolution in the Middle Eastern Mediterranean bioclimatic and human context during the Holocene. He is one of the promoters of the Syrian archaeological sites global database developed since December 2013.
His main interests are in settlement patterns, urbanism and architecture during Levantine Bronze age, and in the emergence of complex societies in the Near East.