Gregory Marouard obtained his doctorate with a specialty on settlement and domestic archaeology of the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. His main research interests include settlement archaeology and urbanism in ancient Egypt, household archaeology, ancient Egyptian harbor archaeology, history of ancient techniques and technologies. He also focuses on the development of new technologies and approaches in archaeology. Before joining the NELC department at Yale University in 2020, he was Senior Research Associate at the Oriental Institute and Lecturer in the NELC Department at the University of Chicago.
Trained in Classical and Egyptian Archaeology, he has excavated several sites in Europe and participated in numerous rescue excavation projects in France before actively focusing his research on ancient Egypt. He has participated in over twenty archaeological missions and surveys in various parts of the Nile valley and the Egyptian desert since the late 1990s, collaborating with the French institute (IFAO), the German institute (DAIK), the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) and several European and American universities and institutes. His extensive field expertise over two decades encompasses most of Egyptian history from the Predynastic Period and the Old Kingdom to the Greco-Roman and Coptic periods.
Since 2009, he has co-directed with Nadine Moeller the excavation at Tell Edfu, Upper Egypt. In 2015, he engaged in an extensive survey of a newly discovered early Roman emporion in the Northern Nile Delta. He has also focused his research on harbor sites for the Pharaonic period along the Red Sea shore, for over a decade at Ayn Sukhna, and since 2011 supervised several operations at Wadi al-Jarf, the harbor of King Khufu on the Red Sea.
He is consultant archaeologist for the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental institute (Chicago House) in Luxor. He is the recipient of several grants and awards; and is the author of a number of articles and book chapters dealing with various aspects of the archaeology of the pharaonic period.