Vincent is a topographer at the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Preventives (National Institute of Preventative Archaeological Research, or INRAP) in France. He joined the WTAP team in 2015 to help with the laser recording of artefacts at our excavations using a Leica total station/theodolite, and to process this data to produce 3D visualisations of archaeological sites in a virtual environment. Vincent is also implementing a large-scale geographic information system (GIS) programme designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present a range of spatial data.
In his own words
What do you like about being in the field in Turkana?
“The semi-desert landscapes that seem to go on forever.”
What do you miss when you are in the field?
“I can’t decide between having network to call home or a cold beer at the end of the day. So instead I’ll say I miss roads in good condition.”
How would you describe your role in the WTAP team?
“I think I bring good humour (even though the work is very hard), openness to others, and my know-how”