Lionel Pernet

Dr Lionel Pernet

Chargé de cours – protohistoire européenne – âge du fer – époque romaine – culture matérielle – armement – archéologie funéraire – processus d’acculturation.

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Research areas and activities

Lionel Pernet is archaeologist and specialist of the Iron age and the Roman period. He completed a doctorate in Archaeology at the Universities of Lausanne and Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. He has worked at the National Museum Zurich, in Montpellier directing the archaeological site and Museum « Lattara » (2009-2015) and is Director of the Musée Cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire in Lausanne since 2015. His interests and research also include the history of museum collections and anthropological perspectives on material culture.



Iron age and Roman necropolis of Giubiasco, Gallic mercenaries and auxiliaries, Roman necropolis of Lattes, articles about Museum collections. All publications available here : https://mcah.academia.edu/LionelPernet



2014 Chevalier des arts et des Lettres


Main university tasks

Education: lectures in protohistory (Iron age)

Monitoring of students: bachelor, master



Expertise of papers (Gallia – Documents d’archéologie méditerranéenne – Patrimoines. Collections cantonales vaudoises  -  Cahiers d’archéologie romande)

Membership in scientific societies: vice-president of Archéologie Suisse – Amis du MCAH. Cercle vaudoise d’archéologie – Société académique vaudoise – Association française pour l’étude de l’âge du fer).