From “Traces” and “Human Trace” to “Human-Trace Paradigm”

  • Béatrice Galinon-MélénecEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


In the e.laboratory of Human-trace DC-CS complex system, the colleagues in charge of axes use the term “trace” in different ways. This diversity produced many interactive processes and led to test the anthropological paradigm of the Human-trace (written with a hyphen). This new paradigm aims to create distance with contemporary questions on traceability and tends to resituate the consequences of the appearance of new tools in the context of the knowledge of humanity history. This paradigm offers also the opportunity to emerge from customary divisions (innate/acquired, individual/milieu) and from reasonings that posit subject and object as independent entities. In this paradigm, the Human lives in a set of multi-level interactions and all this process produces a lot of traces in the body (and the brain).


Evolution Human-trace paradigm History of humanity Culture/Humanity Trace Sign Signe-trace Processual traces French Reconstructivism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Normandie Université, UNIHAVRE, UNICAEN, UNIROUEN, CNRS, IDEESLe HavreFrance

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