Agathe Lise-Pronovost

I am an expert in Earth magnetic field research working in the disciplines of Geochronology, Paleoclimate, and Archaeological Sciences. I am currently McKenzie Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of Melbourne. Prior to this, I was Research Fellow in Archaeomagnetism at La Trobe University and I have a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Quebec (Canada).

My research unlocks data from the past in materials such as lake and marine sediments, cave deposits, archaeological artifacts and lava flows to understand geomagnetic changes and how it impact our society. I reconstruct the Earth magnetic field history, develop dating tools and engage in multi-disciplinary investigations.

I am passionate about developing and promoting novel practical applications of magnetism for archaeology. Previous work includes magnetic analyses of Indigenous hearths, colonial bricks and ancient Mediterranean harbour sediments. I currently work on investigating Indigenous fire technologies at Budj Bim cultural landscape in western Victoria and developing regional paleomagnetic dating in Australia.