Matthieu Honegger is a professor of pre- and protohistoric archaeology at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and works on periods between the Mesolithic and the Bronze Age. He has directed four excavations in Switzerland, in the Alps and on lake dwellings, as well as six excavations in the Kerma region (Sudan) where he has been working since 1994. His research topics are material culture and society, funerary archaeology, spatial archaeology, neolithization, social stratification and valorization of the archaeological heritage. Between 2004 and 2019, Honegger was responsible for the museographic installation of the Kerma Museum. In 2014, he organized the Thirteenth International Conference for Nubian Studies in Neuchâtel and at the same time presented an exhibition entitled “The Origins of the Black Pharaohs: 10,000 Years of Archaeology in Nubia”.