Arilla Osuna, Maite

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 982 042


Sponsor: FI Agaur Grant

After graduating with a degree in History from the University of Lleida (Spain) in 2012, I attended Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona (Spain), where I obtained a master’s degree in Archaeology of Quaternary and Human Evolution (2014).

Since this year (2017) I’m awarded with a pre-doctoral fellowship (FI-AGAUR-2017) with the financial sponsorship of the Generalitat de Catalunya so as to work in my Ph. D. My study focuses on the hominid-carnivore interactions during the Middle Pleistocene and the early Late Pleistocene by using the taphonomic and zooarchaeologic disciplines. I’m developing a framework based on neo-taphonomic studies with carnivores in the Pyrenees (Lleida, Spain) in order to use the results for a better understanding of the taphonomical processes in the archaeological sites.

I’m part of the project named Home sharing: hominid-carnivore interactions at the North-East of Iberian Peninsula, which includes the sites of Teixoneres and Toll Caves (Barcelona) and, Llenes and Tritons Caves (Lleida).