Human remains in archaeological museums. Ethics & Display el

Dr Reine-Marie Bérard

Archaeologist-Researcher
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Aix Marseille University, Centre Camille Jullian

Reine-Marie Bérard is a Junior Researcher at the
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS),
member of the Centre Camille Jullian (UMR 7299). Former
scientific member of the French School at Rome (2014-
2017) and alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure
(Paris), she defended her PhD in Archaeology at Paris
1-Panthéon Sorbonne University in 2014. Combining
archaeological, historical and biological data, her
research focuses on funerary practices and ideologies
in the Ancient Mediterranean, especially in the Archaic
Greek world. Her special interest in archaeothanatology
– that is to say a bio-anthropological approach of the
human remains directly on the archaeological field
– has led her to work on modern ways to deal with human remains in archaeological contexts,
both from ascientific and ethical point of view. This methodological and deontological aspect
of her work is an important part of her research today.