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Board of Trustees

Théo-Txomin QuircePortrait of Théo-Txomin Quirce - President

  • Granted from a double Master in archaeology
  • Granted in Archives and archive professions
  • Archaeological Archive Manager for the Hauts-de-France region at Éveha

I joined the association in April 2020 as an archeological technician on the Artefacts project. This activity allowed me to propose other projects for the association both in science and in the popularization of research, which led me to wish to support it as an administrator since .
See his Academia.edu profile.

Elvire PestrePortrait of Elvire Pestre - General Secretary

  • Former Senior Executive Assistant in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Specialist in operational and administrative support

Looking to make myself useful through voluntary work, I joined ArkéoTopia without any knowledge of archaeology. Within this active and caring association, I try to contribute as much as I can, and I learn a lot.

Christiane Angibous-Esnault - Administrator

  • In charge of internal and external communication
  • Communications officer, Events specialist
  • Co-Founder of ArkéoTopia

A co-worker unlike others turned to archaeology after agrochemistry and the pharmaceutical industry. Discover how a post as communications officer can lead to getting involved in archaeology (in french) and find more about her on her personnal web site www.angibous-esnault.fr.

Margarida AtaïdeMargarida Ataïde - Administrator

  • PHD in Archaeology
  • Specialist in medieval funerary archaeology
  • Sworn translator and interpreter

Combining my passion and my profession, I joined ArkeoTopia as a translator volunteer in 2019. I also contribute to the WikiTopia Archives program. I particularly appreciate its edutainement projects and popularization of archeology as well as its international expansion to disseminate science outreach in a broader view.

Jean-Olivier Gransard-DesmondJean-Olivier Gransard-Desmond - Administrator

  • PhD in Archaeology
  • Specialist in human-animal relations
  • Member of the EEA (European Association of Archaeologists)
  • Co-founder of ArkéoTopia

You would like to know more about him. The communication service investigates and reveals ArkeoTopia's creation in this interview in French. See his Orcid profile and his Academia.edu profile.

Valentin Kayser PortraitValentin Kayser - Administrator

In 2020, I joined ArkéoTopia as an external volunteer webmaster. I liked the association's actions and atmosphere, and became an active member in 2022. I brought my professional skills to manage the arkeotopia.org website, as well as various projects to popularize research (ArkeoGame project with the website quiz.arkeotopia.org) and support research (WikiTory program). That's why, in 2024, I wanted to take to go to the next level by joining the association's Board of Directors.

Dominique RochardDominique Rochard - Administrator

  • Retired from public relations, events and sponsorship in a big firm

I joined Arkeotopia from the beginning of the adventure, mostly for friendship, but since I really took a pleasure to this fascinating discipline. I help the association in various areas: translation, administration, proofreading and field actions.

ArkéoTopia’s Activity Leaders

Sylvain ReySylvain Rey

  • archaeologist (Master)
  • Specialised in french medieval period
  • Science ambassador for Archaeology Secrets and ArkeoKids


Élodie RottéÉlodie Rotté

  • archaeologist (Master) and trained in science education in particular for archaeology
  • Specialised in Iron Age and beginning of hellenic period in Egypt and around
  • Science educator for ArkeoKids


Being keen on history and archaeology, I joined ArkéoTopia with great interest: another way for archeology, offering a different approach to archeology from that practiced in France, and passionate activities. I bring my viewpoint and my knowledge to ArkéoTopia, cultivated by varied experiences and digs in France and abroad.

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Postal Address logo  ArkeoTopia, 36 Reculet 78730 Longvilliers (France)

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