About - Bérénice BELLINA

Bérénice Bellina, archaeologist of South and Southeast Asia, is Senior Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Her research focuses on exchange and cultural transfer processes on the maritime trade roads between South and Southeast Asia. She uses the technological analysis of industries as a means to comprehend socio-political processes and to reconstruct the impact of long-distance exchange and local resource acquisition on ethnicity and identity construction. In 2005, she created the Thai-French Archaeological Mission in Upper Thai-Malay Peninsula with Silpakorn University (Bangkok). Since 2017, she has directed the Myanmar-French Archaeological Mission in Peninsular Thailand-Myanmar with the Department of Archaeology of Myanmar (Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture). She has also developed an interest in heritage studies, with a focus on present-day representations and uses of the past.