Doctoral Programme in the Quaternary and Prehistory

The aim of this doctoral programme is to train doctors to conduct high-quality advanced research. To this end, the general objectives of this programme are the following:

  • To incorporate doctoral students into a research group.
  • To broaden students' skills so that they become specialized in the various research lines defined by the programme.
  • To encourage students to undertake research projects using the methodology and scientific principles of their research line.
  • To encourage the acquisition of general skills related to individual and group work, management of bibliographic databases, and the production of a doctoral thesis, etc.
  • To write a doctoral thesis.

Research topics of the doctorate programme:

  • Lithic technology
  • Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Paleontology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Evolution of the human behavior and cognition
  • Molecular Archaeology
  • Computer applications to Archeology
  • Paleoenvironmental restituion
  • Prehistoric Art
  • Heritage dissemination
  • Human Paleoecology

Academic coordination: Carlos Lorenzo Merino (
Administration contact details: Escola de Postgrau i Doctorat (telf. 977 558 235;

PhD student area