I am an archaeologist specialized in the study of fruits, seeds and plant reserve organs remains. My main research question moves around the understanding of how wild plant management took place within ancient societies and the development of models of interpretation for a better understanding of plant processing in the past. I concentrate on the study of plant macro remains (mainly seeds and parenchymatous tissue from underground storage organs).
Degree in History in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2004), PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2010). I have a long track-record of international experience which extends from my undergraduate phase (Erasmus in Greece, Crete University), with several short stays during my PhD and post-doc period (IPNA, Switzerland; University of Thessaloniki, Greece; CADIC, Argentina; Biax-Consult, Netherland) and 5 years of postdoctoral positions at the University Hohenheim (Alexander von Humboldt fellow and Postdoc in the framework of the ERC-Consolidator Project PlantCult).
I have been fellow under the Beatriú de Pinós programme from AGAUR and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow.
In my current project I am seeking to establish a systematic methodology for the study of USOS (Underground Storage Orans), creating a reference collection available online, using different microscopy techniques for identification and experimental archaeology tools for the recognition of use-wear patterns of USOs gathering and processing activities.