Eugene Morin

Assistant Professor

Office: DNA C216
Lab: DNA C215 Archaeozoology Lab

Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7682

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BSc, MSc (Montréal) DEA (Université Paris-X) PhD (Michigan)


Eugène Morin joined the department of anthropology in 2008. He holds degrees in anthropology from the Université de Montréal (BA, MSC) and the University of Michigan (PhD), and in prehistory from the Université Paris-X (DEA), Nanterre, France. Prior to coming to Trent, he was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and Université Laval in Quebec. His research has mainly focused on forager ecology and social evolution in the Old World and in Eastern North America.

Refereed Books

Morin, E. 2012. Reassessing Paleolithic Subsistence. The Neandertal and Modern Human Foragers of Saint-Césaire, France. Cambridge University Press, 358 p. (pdf)

Refereed publications

Nascou, A., and Morin, E. 2014. Arctic wolf and spotted hyena gnawing damage on an experimental faunal assemblage. Journal of Taphonomy, in press.

Morin, E., Delagnes, A., Armand, D., Castel, J.-C. and Hodgkins, J. 2014. Millennial-scale change in archaeofaunas and their implications for Mousterian lithic variability in southwest France. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 36: 158-180. (pdf)

Higham, T.F.G., Douka, K., Wood, R., Bronk Ramsey, C., Brock, F., Basell, L., Camps, M., Arrizabalaga, A., Baena, J., Barroso-Ruíz, C., Bergman, C., Boitard, C., Boscato, P., Caparrós, M., Conard, N.J., Draily, C., Froment, A., Galván, B., Gambassini, P., Garcia-Moreno, A., Grimaldi, S., Haesaerts, P., Holt, B., Iriarte-Chiapusso, M-J., Jelinek, A., Jordá Pardo, J.F., Maíllo-Fernández, J-M., Marom, A., Maroto, J., Menéndez, M., Metz, L., Morin, E., Moroni, A., Negrino, F., Panagopoulou, E., Peresani, M., Pirson, S., de la Rasilla, M., Riel-Salvatore, J., Ronchitelli, A., Santamaria, D., Semal, P., Slimak, L., Soler, J., Soler, N., Villaluenga, A., Pinhasi, R. and Jacobi, R. 2014. The timing and spatio-temporal patterning of Neanderthal disappearance. Nature 512:306–309. (pdf)

Discamps, E., Soulier, M.-C., Bachellerie, F., Bordes, J.-G., Castel, J.-C., Morin, E. 2014. Des faunes et des hommes: interactions entre environnements et cultures à la fin du Paléolithique moyen et au début du Paléolithique supérieur dans le Sud-Ouest de la France. In: Exploitation des ressources organiques à la fin du Paléolithique moyen et au début du Paléolithique supérieur: interactions entre environnement et comportements techniques, edited by C. Thiébault., S. Costamagno and E. Claud. Mémoires de la Société Préhistorique de France, Paris, pp. 299–314. (pdf)

Morin, E. and Ready, E. 2013. Foraging goals and transport decisions in Western Europe during the Paleolithic and early Holocene. In: Zooarchaeology and modern human origins: Human hunting behavior during the later Pleistocene, edited by J. L. Clark and J. D. Speth. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 227–269. (pdf)

Cochard, D., Brugal, J.-P., Morin, E., and Meignen, L. 2012. Evidence for small fast game exploitation in the Middle Paleolithic of Les Canalettes, Aveyron, France. Quaternary International 264:32–51. (pdf)

Morin, E. and Laroulandie, V. 2012. Presumed symbolic use of diurnal raptors by Neandertals. PLoS ONE 7:1–5. (pdf)

Morin, E. 2010. Taphonomic implications of the use of bone as fuel. Palethnologie 2:209–217. (pdf)

Beauval C. and Morin, E. 2010. Les repaires d'hyènes du Lussacois (Lussac-les-Chateaux, Vienne, France). Apport des sites des Plumettes et des Rochers-de-Villeneuve. In Préhistoire entre Vienne et Charente. Hommes et Sociétés du Paléolithique, edited by J. Buisson-Catil and J. Primault, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Vol. 38, pp. 175–189. (pdf)

Bordes J.-G., Le Brun-Ricalens F., Castel J.-C., Ducasse, S., Faivre, J.-P., Feruglio, V., Henry-Gambier, D., Lacrampe-Cuyaubère, F., Laroulandie, V., Lenoble, A., Martin, H., Maureille, B., Morala, A., Morin, E., Renard, C., Rendu, W., Rigaud, S., Rougier, H., Szmidt, C., Tartar, E., Texier, J.-P., and Teyssandier, N. 2008. Les débuts du Paléolithique supérieur dans le Sud-Ouest de la France: Fouilles 2004-2006 au Piage (Fajoles, Lot). Problématique et premiers résultats. In Les sociétés du Paléolithique dans un Grand Sud-Ouest de la France: Nouveaux gisements, nouveaux résultats, nouvelles méthodes, edited by J. Jaubert J., J.-G. Bordes, and I. Ortega, Mémoires de la Société Préhistorique Française XLVII, pp. 261–288. (pdf)

Morin, E. 2008. Evidence for declines in human population densities during the early Upper Paleolithic in Western Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105:48-53. (pdf)

Morin, E. 2007. Fat composition, skeletal part selection, and Nunamiut decision-making. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 69-82. (pdf)

Morin, E. 2006. Beyond stratigraphic noise: Unraveling the evolution of stratified assemblages in bioturbated sites. Geoarchaeology 21: 541-565 (pdf)

Morin, E. 2006. Résumé de thèse—Late Pleistocene population interaction in Western Europe and modern human origins: New insights based on the faunal remains from Saint-Césaire, southwestern France. Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française 103: 186-189.

Morin, E., Tsanova, T., Sirakov, N., Rendu, W., Mallye, J.-B. and F. Lévêque 2005. Bone refits in stratified deposits: Testing the chronological grain at Saint-Césaire. Journal of Archaeological Science 32: 1083-1098. (pdf)

Morin, E., Tsanova, T., Sirakov, N., Rendu, W., Mallye, J.-B. and F. Lévêque 2004. Exploring occupation mixing at Saint-Césaire using bone refits. Journal of Human Evolution 47: A63.

Morin, E. 2004. An experimental model for interpreting Levallois patterning and toolkit transport. In Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, edited by N. Conard, Tübingen: Kerns Verlag, pp. 317-341.

Morin, E. 2002. Mousterian mobility and the significance of raw material transfers: A view from Artenac. Journal of Human Evolution 42: A24.

Morin, E. 2001. Early Late Woodland social networks in the St. Lawrence River Valley. Archaeology of Eastern North America 29: 65-100. 21: 541-565. (pdf)