Post doctoral fellow
Rosalind Gillis (Great Britain, 1979)
Dr. rer. nat. in Archeozoology, Archaeobotany
|PhD thesis||Osteological and stable isotopic contributions to the study of dairy husbandry during the European Neolithic|
|Post-doc project||Impact of early farming communities and thier animals on the forested environment|
|Research interests||Roz’s research focuses on the evolution and adaption of animal husbandry in different chronological periods in response to socio-environmental factors using a range of archaeozoological and isotopic approaches. Also how animal husbandry practices helped structure prehistoric communities and thier envirionment. Her current post-doc research project will focus on the impact of early farming communities and thier animals on the forested environment using a number of proxies that include stable isotopes and archaeozoology. Previous studies have focused on the effect of clearing land for crop production on prehistoric European forest, but the effect of domesticated livestock on forested environments from an archaeozoological perspective remains unexplored. She has a number of ongoing collaborations with collegues at the University of Bristol, University college London and Naturale History Museum in Paris. These collaborations include using bayersian approaches to model sex ratios of prehistoric herds and determine production capacity for milk and meat.|
2016 - 2017
2013 - 2016
2002 - 2008
Gillis R., A calf’s eye view of milk production: Tony Legge’s contribution to dairy husbandry studies. In P. Rowely-Conwy, D. Serjeantson and P. Halstead (Eds.) Economic Zooarchaeology: Studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture. Oxford: oxbow books. Pp. 135-142.
Gerbault P., Gillis R.E., Vigne J.-D, Bréhard S., Tresset A. and Thomas M. G., Statistically Robust Representation and Comparison of Mortality Profiles in Archaeozoology. Journal of Archaeological Sciences 71: 24-32. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2016.05.001. 2.14 Impact Factor. 41 H5 index.