My research is mainly focused on the history of human-animal relationships through archaeological evidence, and I mainly work on animal husbandry, social differentiation through diet and taphonomy of historical periods, from Roman to Contemporary times. So far, I have carried out my research in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
My main areas of interest include:
- Animal husbandry
- Social differentiation through diet
- Exploitation of birds
- Worked bone and antler
I also love communicating archaeological research to the general public. I participate in public engagement activities whenever I have the chance, and I am very active in different forms of social media for myself and for the research groups and projects that I am part of.
|Since September 2018|| Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) at the University of Basel (Switzerland), with the project: ‘Supplying ancient empires and medieval economies: Changes in animal husbandry between the Late Roman period and the Early Middle Ages in the Rhine Valley — ZooRoMed. |
|Since 2016||Assistant Editor of the ICAZ (International Council of Archaeozoology) Newsletter.|
|Since 2017|| Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). |
|Jan-Dec 2017|| Postdoctoral fellow funded by the Basque Government at the Department of Geography, prehistory and Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country. |
|Jan 2015- Dec 2016|| Postdoctoral fellow funded by the Basque Government at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). |
|Sept-Nov 2014|| Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at the AHRC funded project "Changing Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Human-Chicken Interactions", Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). |
|2014|| PhD in Archaeology: "The Zooarchaeology of Medieval Alava in its Iberian context", Dpt. of Geography, Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Supervisors: Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo (U. of the Basque Country) and Umberto Albarella (U. Sheffield). |
|2009||D.E.A. (Certificate of Advanced Studies, equivalent to a MSc) in Medieval Archaeology, Dpt. of Geography, Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).|
|Sept 2007-Sept 2011|
Postgraduate researcher, PhD fellowship funded by the Spanish Ministery of Science, at the the Department ofGeography, prehistory and Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).
|2006||Bachelor in History, Fac. de Letras, University of the Basque Country (Spain).|