Rabuñal Gayo, Jose Ramon

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 982 079



Sponsor: European Research Council Executive Agency - H2020 (ref. ERC-2015- CoG – GA 683018)

I graduated in History, with specializations in Prehistory and Archaeology, in the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 2013, and obtained my Master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in 2016.

My main research interest concerns the multi-perspective analysis of lithic assemblages for understanding the techno-cultural processes and evolution of settlement dynamics during the Pleistocene – Holocene transition. In my Master’s dissertation I studied the lithic assemblage from the Late Upper Magdalenian site Cova de Les Borres (La Febró, Tarragona), analysing lithic production strategies to reconstruct the evolution of the technological organization regarding occupational dynamics.

Over the past years I have collaborated with several R&D Projects in Galicia and in Catalonia. These collaborations included the participation in archaeological fieldworks (excavations and field surveys), publication of scientific articles, conference presentations, elaboration of scientific reports, coordination of laboratory working groups and also the leading of research lines on lithic studies.

In 2017 I obtained a PhD student position in the project PALEODEM, Late Glacial and Postglacial Population History and Cultural Transmission in Iberia (c. 15000 – 8000 cal BP) – ERC Consolidator Grant 2015 Ref. 683018 (PI: Javier Fernández López de Pablo). Within this project, I am developing my PhD thesis focusing on the lithic and intra-site spatial analyses at the open-air Mesolithic sites of El Arenal de la Virgen and Casa Corona (Villena, Alicante).