Bustos, Guillermo

Affiliated Researcher


Graduated in History from Universidad Autónoma of Madrid in 2012 and obtained a Master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in 2014. In 2020 I obtained my PhD in Archaeology by the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and went to work for archaeology companies and as research assistant in two different research projects. Currently I am a Margarita Salas postdoctoral researcher (CA1/RSUE/2021-00743) of Universidad Autónoma of Madrid with a one year stay at IPHES-CERCA.
My research is focused in two main areas of lithic analysis:
• Technological analysis and organization of lithic technology. This area primarily focuses on how the way of making stone tools varied along time and space. It also includes how patterns of transport, extension of use life and discard changed across time and space.
• Site formation processes and alterations undergone by lithic stone tools. When stone tools enter the archaeological record, they can undergo a series of alterations such as heat impact because of overlying fires, or sedimentary abrasion as a result of displacement (sometimes resulting from water action).

My main methods of analysis are quantitative and for this I use a wide variety of analysis and techniques which range from 3D scanning, Machine and Deep Learning, microscopic analysis, and Geometric Morphometrics. From a chronological point o view, I focus primarily on the Middle Pleistocene and Middle Paleolithic of Western Europe, although due to research I am also experience in the Neolithic period.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1089-818X