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Edouard received an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and History from the University of Tours, France, (2002) with a minor in Geography and took part in a number of excavations of Neolithic, Roman and Medieval sites in France. He then undertook a Maitrise (4th year research degree) which included a year exchange at the University Laval, Quebec, where he studied the effects of the fur trade on beaver exploitation in Eastern Ontario and Quebec and developed an interest in zooarchaeology and decided to pursue his research further on the topic as part of a Master's degree.

For his Master's in zooarchaeology at Tours University he returned to Canada in 2004-2005, this time at the University of Montreal, to study beaver exploitation during the late prehistoric period and took part in an excavation of a late Prehistoric site. It is in Montreal that he started developing an interest for Arctic archaeology.

In 2006 he received a Master's degree in GIS studies applied to archaeology from the University of Tours which included a 3 month placement at the University of Glasgow working on an archaeological survey project on the Island of Lewis (Outer Hebrides). He then afterwards started working for Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division as a field archaeologist and database manager.

In 2009-2010 Edouard worked for the Canadian Museum of Civilization as a research assistant where he further developed his interest and knowledge of Arctic Archaeology. Upon his return to Scotland, he worked for Northlight Heritage (York Archaeological Trust) as a site director and zooarchaeologist and excavated both prehistoric and medieval sites.

In October 2013 he started an AHRC funded PhD at the University of Aberdeen on the Alaska project.


Research Interests

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Arctic Prehistory, especially subsistence.
  • Paelobiogeography and paleoethology
  • Applied GIS studies to zooarchaeology and excavations
  • Post-medieval Scottish faunal assemblages
  • Beaver exploitation and the impacts of the fur trade on indigenous populations.


Research Grants

  • Prix Descartes (2003)
  • AHRC PhD studenship 2013-2016

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