After a childhood spent among the forests, vineyards, and medieval ruins of the Bordeaux region in south-west France, Marlon first studied computer science in a private school in 2011, before switching to biology and biological anthropology at the University of Bordeaux from 2012 to 2017 where he further developed his interest in human biology, behaviour, and our relationship to the natural environment. In 2015 he obtained a BSc. in molecular and cellular biology and physiology with a specialization in biological anthropology and neuroscience. In 2017 he obtained an MSc. in biological anthropology with a specialization in paleobiology with distinction (ranking 1/8), working on dental microwear texture measurement procedure and childhood dietary reconstruction. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the ÖAI, where he is pursuing research in dental macro- and microwear measurement and analysis in non-adult dentitions. At present, Marlon's primary research interests are image-based dental measurement procedures, recent human biocultural evolution, the evolutionary response of dentition to technology and dietary related changes in dental pathology, as well as sexual dimorphism and the ontogeny of human dentition.
- Dental microwear texture analysis (DMTA SSFA)
- Dietary reconstruction for children
- Weaning practices
- Human ecology, subsistance strategies, paleodiets
- M. Bas, M. Le Luyer, F. Kanz, K. Rebay-Salisbury, A. Queffelec, A. Souron, J. Willman, P. Bayle, Methodological implications of intra- and inter-facet microwear texture variation for human childhood paleo-dietary reconstruction: Insights from the deciduous molars of extant and medieval children from France. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 31, 2020, 102284.
MSc in biological anthropology with a specialization in paleobiology, University of Bordeaux, France
BSc in molecular and cellular biology and physiology, University of Bordeaux, France
- since 2017
PhD position at OREA, Vienna, Austria, as part of the VAMOS project.
MSc internship at PACEA, Bordeaux, France
- Sex-specific dental alterations during childhood from the Palaeolithic to the present, De la Préhistoire à l’Actuel: Culture, Environment et Anthropologie, University of Bordeaux (4.2.2021, online lecture)
- It’s Complicated: Sex, Gender and Bronze Age Burials. Coping with death at all ages: (post-)funerary practices, mourning and resilience, 26th EAA Virtual Annual Meeting (together with K. Rebay-Salisbury) (26.8.2020)
- Dental Abrasion in Children. Dental wear analysis for childhood paleodietary reconstruction, OREA E-Lectures (6.5.2020)