Rozenn Colleter

Postdoctoral Fellow; Michael Richards

Areas of interest

Inequalities, Stable Isotopes, Paleodiet, Anthropobiology, Human osteology, Database


  • BA / Licence 3 (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France),
  • MSc hons / Master 2 (Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France),
  • PhD (Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France)

Archaeo-anthropologist at Inrap (French national Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research) and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), CAGT (Centre for Anthropobiology and Genomics of Toulouse), FOSSIL team


As a field archaeologist on preventive sites, I enjoy discoveries by serendipity permitted by the discipline. I work on various periods (Lower Palaeolithic and Solutrean habitats, early medieval necropolises or modern cemeteries, etc.) and French territories (Grand Ouest, Nord Pas de Calais, Doubs, Périgord). As a preventive approach, I was able to excavate several funerary complexes such as the parish cemetery of Bréal-sous-Vitré (Brittany), the Merovingian and Carolingian cemeteries of Romilly-sur-Andelle (Normandy) and Olonne-sur-Mer (Pays de la Loire), those of the Jacobins convent in Rennes or the Bronze Age necropolis of Plougonvelin. In programmed excavations, I also worked on the prehistoric sites of Menez Dregan (Brittany) and the Erve Valley (Pays de la Loire).


My researches are (i) the comparison of biological, medical and archaeological data in anthropology, (ii) the creation of management tools and database management systems in archaeo-anthropology (SGBD) and (iii) the investigation of the biological repercussions of social inequalities in archaeological series, particularly with the use of isotopes (AIDE project supported by a Global Fellowship Marie Sklodowska-Curie, collaboration between Inrap, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver –Canada- and GET Toulouse –France-).


For an up-to-date list of publications please see my Google Scholar profile: Google Scholar

Excavation of a Bronze Age grave in Plougonvelin, France
Collagen extraction in Dr Mike Richard’s chemistry lab.
Recording of burials in a crypt of the Jacobin convent in Rennes, France