Fabienne Pigière


I studied archaeology at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), zooarchaeology at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, and completed my PhD at the UCLouvain. I am currently a research scientist at the University College Dublin, collaborating on the IRC funded Passage Tomb People project. Since 2015, I have been an invited lecturer in zooarchaeology at the UCLouvain.

My research is focused on human-animal-environment interactions through time in northern Europe, Mediterranean Basin and South America. I combine techniques of zooarchaeology and other bioarchaeological disciplines to reconstruct the modes of production, transformation, distribution and consumption of animal resources. A central theme of my work is directed towards understanding the dynamics of introduction of new animal species. I have also a special interest on transdisciplinary approaches addressing topics related to the dynamics of past societies in a changing world, which combine faunal, botanical, human osteological evidence, material culture, and historical sources.

Current projects include research on mammalia and birds combining osteological, isotopic and aDNA analysis as well as geometric morphometrics.