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Ben Gruwier

Dr. Ben Gruwier

Post-doctoral researcher on project ALIMENT, Postdoctoral researchers
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Biography

Ben is currently a post-doctoral researcher on the project ALIMENT with Christophe Snoeck.

 

Biography:

I am a palaeo- and archaeozoologist with an M.A. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE) and a Ph.D. from Durham University (UK). My technical expertise is in faunal analysis, mammalian osteomorphology, palaeoecology and geometric morphometrics. This has led my research to take two primary directions: (1) the ecological and socio-economic role of animals during the historic period in Northwestern Europe and (2) the use of vertebrate remains to reconstruct Pleistocene hominin behaviour and environments in Asia. As a result, I am, or have been, involved in the analysis of a large number of faunal assemblages from Belgium, France, Indonesia, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. In addition, I have conducted morphometric studies on several vertebrate groups, including cervids, suids, mustelids and geese. As part of the ALIMENT project I aim to use animal remains from Flemish archaeological sites to track innovations and changes in agricultural practice during the postmedieval period.  

Education: 

B.A. in Archaeology, University of Ghent, Belgium

M.A. in Archaeology, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Durham University, United Kingdom

 

Location

F8.53 - AMGC
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels