Dr Elodie-Laure Jimenez

Dr Elodie-Laure Jimenez
Dr Elodie-Laure Jimenez
Dr Elodie-Laure Jimenez

Honorary Research Fellow

Accepting PhDs



My research focuses on the palaeoecology of NW Europe during the Late Pleistocene. I am particularly interested in predator-prey relationships, carnivore ecology, hyaena behaviours, and seasonality of the key-species. I try to get the most out of cementum and isotope analyses.

External Memberships

Researcher at the Royal Belgian Insitute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.

Prizes and Awards

Aberdeen Research Futures Fund Award - Organisation of the workshop "Combining past and present for an uncertain future: How can we better integrate zooarchaeology and modern ecology?" in Aberdeen aiming to develop and strengthen an interdisciplinary network between the School of Geosciences (Archaeology and Palaeoecology) and the School of Biological Sciences (Ecology; Evolution; Environment; Ecophysiology).


Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Archaeology.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.


Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Archaeological Sciences

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

Funded by BELSPO through a BRAIN project


Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching mainly focuses on hunter-gatherer societies, where I work on deconstructing the image of the ape-like cavemen and contextualise their societies in a naturalistic perspective, where the changing environments and fauna are indissociable from their own evolution. I also make it a point of honour to draw students' attention to the many biases one can have when studying past or even modern hunter-gatherer societies (racist bias, first-world country bias, gender bias, political bias, system of values bias etc). I enjoy having debates with the students about all these topics and offer them theoritical tools to help them becoming better and more independant archaeologists.

My classes include:

Archaeology in Action! : Archaeology in the Cave

Caves to Kingdoms : Neanderthal, the other Human

Archaeology of the North : Hunter-gatherer lifeways in Palaeolithic Europe Part 1 & 2

Death! : Tutorial "Debating death - did Neanderthal bury their dead?"

Past Lives : Scientific Argumentation - How can archaeologists make better arguments?