Eslem Ben Arous

Eslem Ben Arous

Postdoctoral Researcher (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship)

HORIZON TMA Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions-Postdoctoral Fellowship – European Fellowships

3rd floor

Eslem Ben Arous is an African Pleistocene Geochronologist and Archaeologist interested in building the timeline of human occupations in Africa over the last 600,000 years. Her main research focus on using and developping the ESR dating (quartz and enamel), U-series (enamel) and OSL dating (quartz) to date ESA and MSA sites in South Africa, Angola, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

Eslem was previously a Fyssen Postdoctoral Fellowsh (2020-2022) and Postdoctoral Researcher (2022-2023) at the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology in Jena (Germany), into the Pan-African Evolution Research Group and the Human Palaeosystems Research Group (led by Eleanor Scerri). 

She is currently a MSCA Fellow (2023-2025) under the supervision of Mathieu Duval to lead the project WATIME "West African Middle Stone Age Timeline using ESR dating of quartz" ( which aims to establish the ESR chronology of West African MSA.