Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel

Model of the mode, tempo, and demography of the Neolithic expansion in Greece and Bulgaria from the Levant, using archaeological and bioarchaeological data

Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel is a professor at the Practical School of High Studies (EPHE) and research director at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS).  His  research is focused mainly on demographic anthropology, particularly paleodemography, in terms of  both demographic analyses and  bioanthropological techniques. In addition to modern-day Europe and India, his periods of interest  range from Paleolithic Europe to the origin of agriculture in several different world regions. He is especially interested  in detecting the signals of a major qualitative rupture in the demographic history of humanity: the Neolithic Demographic Transition.

Selected Publications

Bocquet-Appel JP (2009) : The Demographic Impact of the Agricultural System in Human History. Current Anthropology 50(5) : 657-660. 

Bocquet-Appel JP (2011) : When the World’s Population Took Off: The Springboard of the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Science 333 (6042) : 560-561.

Bocquet-Appel JP, Naji S, Vander Linden M, Kozlowski J (2011) : Understanding the rates of expansion of the farming system in Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science

Bocquet-Appel JP and Bar-Yosef O. 2008. (Eds)The Neolithic Demographic Transition and its Consequences. Springer Netherlands, 544 p. 


Supervised projects

To investigate the modes of colonization of Greece and Bulgaria from a Levantine core region using demographic data
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