The Rift heritages

The Rift heritages

Conservation and socio-economic issues

The Great African Rift is the repository of a rich heritage, common to the whole of humanity.

It presents a remarkable diversity of landscapes and geological formations, witnesses of the structure and dynamics of the earth. This geodiversity coexists with a remarkable biodiversity, the past component of which (including half of the human species known today) has been largely preserved by these geological processes.

The rift also contains the four major African language families: Afro-Asiatic, Nile-Saharan, Niger-Congo and Khoisan languages, including many unique and/or particularly remarkable languages.

The social sciences have also been very interested in the very great diversity of the cultural and political systems that characterise the region, from the construction of an Ethiopian state over a long period of time and escaping the colonial trajectory to other forms of politics in certain pastoral societies a priori on the margins of state systems.

How can we study, approach and conserve a heritage as rich and multiform as that of the Great African Rift? Through an awareness and a common positioning of the scientific communities.

By proposing an operational interdisciplinary definition of heritage (geological, fossil, prehistoric, historical, linguistic, architectural, etc.), by examining the structuring of heritage actors and policies, and by defining some common grounds for transdisciplinary research (notably on the conflicts between heritage and economic development).

The Rift heritages : the members

Tomas Getachew BEDANE

Paleoecology -
Paleoenvironment -

Paleontology
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

tomas.getachew.bedane[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Guillaume BLANC

History
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Resources



guillaume_blanc[at]
hotmail.fr

Read more

Cécile BLONDEL

Paleoecology -
Paleoenvironment -

Paleontology
Ethiopia
Heritages


cecile.blondel[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Jean-Renaud BOISSERIE

Evolution - Paleontology -
Paleozoology
Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

jean.renaud.boisserie[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Laurent BRUXELLES

Evolution - Geography -
Sedimentology
Bostwana - Djibouti - Ethiopia -
Mozambique - Somaliland
Heritages -
Dynamics

laurent.bruxelles[at]
inrap.fr

Read more

Jessie CAULIEZ

Anthropology -
Archeology - 
Prehistory
Botswana - Djibouti -
Ethiopia - Somaliland
Heritages - Resources -
Training / Education

jessie.cauliez[at]
univ-tlse2.fr

Read more

Isabelle CREVECOEUR

Anthropology -
Paleoanthropology -
Prehistory

Congo - Djibouti -
Ethiopia - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics

isabelle.crevecoeur[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

Read more

Gourguen DAVTIAN

Geography -
Hydrology -
Modeling

Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages - Resources -
Training / Education

gourguen.davtian[at]
cepam.cnrs.fr

Read more

Anne DELAGNES

Archeology -
Paleoenvironment - Prehistory

Ethiopia - Kenya - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

anne.delagnes[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

Read more

Jean-Baptiste FOURVEL

Evolution - Paleoecology -
Paleontology

Bostwana - Djibouti - Ethiopia -
Kenya - Mozambique
Heritages - Dynamics -
Training / Education

jbfourvel[at]
yahoo.com

Read more

Cédric GAUCHEREL

Ecology - Modeling -
Philosophy

Kenya - Tanzania -
Uganda
Heritages -
Resources

cedric.gaucherel[at]
inrae.fr

Read more

Alain GHIO

Linguistic
Tanzania
Heritages -
Training / Education



alain.ghio[at]
lpl-aix.fr

Read more

Yves GLEIZE

Archeology -
History -

Paleoanthropology
Ethiopia 
Heritages


yves.gleize[at]
inrap.fr

Read more

Camille GROHÉ

Evolution -
Paleontology

Ethiopia -
Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics

camille.grohe[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Franck GUY

Evolution -
Paleoanthropology -

Paleoecology
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics - Resources

franck.guy[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Sonia HARMAND

Archeology -
Anthropology - 
Prehistory
Ethiopia
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

sonia.harmand[at]
stonybrook.edu

Read more

Lamya KHALIDI

Archeology - Prehistory
Djibouti - Eritrea -
Ethiopia - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

lamya.khalidi[at]
cepam.cnrs.fr

Read more

Fabrice LIHOREAU

Evolution -
Paleontology -

Paleozoology
Kenya
Heritages


fabrice.lihoreau[at]
umontpellier.fr

Read more

Margot LOUAIL

Evolution - Paleoanthropology -
Paleoecology
Ethiopia
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

margot.louail[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

François MARCHAL

Evolution -
Paleoanthropology -

Prehistory
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Training / Education

francois.marchal[at]
univ-amu.fr

Read more

Marie-Hélène MONCEL

Archeology
Heritages





marie-helene.moncel[at]
mnhn.fr

Read more

Susan ONYANGO

Anthropology -
Sociology

Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics -
Training / Education

sonyango1931[at]
gmail.com

Read more

Laurent PALLAS

Paleoecology -
Paleoenvironment -

Paleontology
Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics

pallas[at]
anthro.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Read more

Blade Engda REDAE

Archeology -
Paleoenvironment -
Prehistory

Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

blade.engda.redae[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

Read more

Caroline ROBION-BRUNNER

Archeology -
History

Ethiopia
Heritages -
Resources


caroline.robion[at]
univ-tlse2.fr

Read more

Jérémie SCHIETTECATTE

Archeology -
History
Eritrea - Ethiopia -
Somaliland
Heritages -
Dynamics

j.schiettecatte[at]
cnrs.fr

Read more

Antoine SOURON

Evolution -
Paleozoology - 
Zoology
Ethiopia - Kenya - Tanzania
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

antoine.souron[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

Read more

Emmanuelle STOETZEL

Paleoenvironment -
Paleozoology -

Prehistory
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

emmanuelle.stoetzel[at]
mnhn.fr

Read more

Virginie TALLIO

Anthropology
Uganda
Heritages -
Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

virginie.tallio[at]
gmail.com

Read more

Christel TIBERI

Geodynamics -
Geophysic - 
Seismology
Ethiopia - Tanzania
Heritage - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

christel.tiberi[at]
umontpellier.fr

Read more

The other research themes of the GDR RIFT

rift-theme2
SYSTEMS DYNAMICS
ressources-naturelles-slider-6
NATURAL RESOURCES
rift-theme4
TRAINING AND EDUCATION

GDR RIFT

Great African Rift
Interdisciplinary Group
© GDR RIFT

Legal mentions