Cano i Cano, Nit

PhD Student


Sponsor: FI Agaur Grant



Graduated in Archaeology from the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2018. I obtained my Master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution from the University Rovira i Virgili (URV) in 2020. Within the framework of this Masters I carried out an Erasmus+ mobility stay at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), in Paris.

I am now the beneficiary of a Predoctoral Fellowship (FI-AGAUR-2021) with the financial sponsorship of the Generalitat de Catalunya, under the co-supervision of Dr. Ethel Allué, Dr. Marian Berihuete and Dr. Aitor Burguet-Coca.

The main goal of my doctoral dissertation is to provide new information on subsistence practices (including the analyses of the gender dimension, foodstuffs and diet) and to study the alternative use of plant resources during the recent prehistory in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula. In order to address these issues, I am using a methodological approach that combines the study of archaeobotanical evidence including seed and fruit macroremains along with that of microremains such as phytoliths and starch granules, contrasted through an experimental protocol and multi-scalar analysis (optical and electron microscopy and GMM).