Welcome to Dr. Colin Duval

The Department of Archaeology welcomes Dr. Colin Duval, who has been awarded the Fyssen Foundation fellowship. Colin is a French zooarchaeologist whose research focuses on economic transition between the Iron Age and the Roman period. His methodology applies classic and geometric morphometrics on teeth and bones to study changes and diversity in domestic mammals and bird morphology.

He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 at the Université François Rabelais de Tours & Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle de Paris, with a thesis examining the economic and agropastoral changes that occurred in Gaul between the La Tène period and Antiquity.

His current postdoctoral project at the University of Sheffield examines cattle breeding in Late Prehistoric and Roman Britain, the aim of which is to determine economic changes in this period and to compare them to the trends observed in Gaul. The overarching goal of this research is to draw progressively a landscape of livestock types of Celtic and Roman Europe. This will contribute to our understanding of economic interactions, influences, internal and external trade, as well as the variability of agropastoral characteristics and behaviours.