Ollé Cañellas, Andreu


Phone: (+34) 607 982 137


Sponsor: IPHES

Ph.D. in History, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (2003).
Associate lecturer at Universitat Rovira i Virgili since 2001, and researcher at IPHES since 2005. I have been a member of the Atapuerca Research Team since 1990, specializing in Palaeolithic Lithic Technology and Microwear analysis.
My particular interests are the Early Palaeolithic stone tools (raw materials, knapping processes, Oldowan and Acheulian assemblages), the function of stone tools (usewear and residues analyses, experimental archaeology), the general application of microscopic studies to archaeological materials, and how all that can help to improve our knowledge on the early human settlement of Europe.
I'm currently sharing the coordination of the Gran Dolina site fieldwork in Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). Other main projects with shared direction tasks are the excavations at the Lower Palaeolithic site of La Cansaladeta (Tarragona, Spain) and at the Late Pleistocene-Holocene site of Vallone Inferno (Palermo, Italy).

Active research projects:
- 2013-2015. Comportamiento ecosocial de los homínidos de la Sierra de Atapuerca durante el Cuaternario III, Spanish MEC (CGL2012-38434-C03-03). Researcher.
- 2013-2015. Arqueomona II. La evolución de la cognición humana a través del estudio del comportamiento de humanos y chimpancés (Pan troglodytes). Spanish MCI. e Innovación (HAR2012-32548). Researcher.
- 2014-2016. Evolució social, cultural i biològica al Plistocè inferior i mitjà. Catalan AGAUR (2014 SGR 899). Researcher.
- 2014-2017. Evolució paloambiental i poblament prehistòric a les conques dels rius Francolí, Gaià, Siurana i rieres del camp de Tarragona. Catalan DGABMP. Researcher.
- 2014-2017. 'Fragmented Heritage' From the Kilometre to the Nanometre: Automated 3D Technology to Revolutionize Landscape, Site,and Artefact Analyses. British AHRC (AH/L00688X/1). International Co-investigator.