Senior Researcher – Ramón & Cajal Program (UC)
EUROREFUGIA Principal Investigator
- Palaeoeconomic and paleoenvironmental reconstruction during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Eurasia
- Subsistence during the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic
Currently I´m based at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research-University of Cambridge as a Visiting Scholar.Since 2012 I´m member of the University of Cantabria as a senior Research Fellow funded by the Ramon y Cajal Spanish Program at the International Institute for Prehistoric Research (IIIPC). I got my PhD in 2007 at that university and after that, I spent three years at the University of Cambridge (LHES) as a postdoctoral fellow funding by the British Academy. During that time, I was Charles and Katherine Darwin Research Fellow in Darwin College.
My line of research is focused on palaeclimate, palaeoenviromental and palaeoeconomic reconstruction in order to asses the subsitence strategies carry out by human groups during Paleolithic.
Currently, my research project is focused on the Central Balkans and northern Iberian Peninsula where I’m studying the strategy of subsistence carried out by the last groups of Neanderthals and first modern humans and where, at the same time, I´m reconstructing the palaeoclimatic and palaeoenviromental conditions (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O on animal bones) for observing how both human species coped with them. This project is funded by the European Commission, with a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the University of Cantabria.
In addition, I’ running the Laboratory of Bioarchaeology at the IIIPC with an important comparative collection of modern and fossil macromammal and human.