López-Polín Dolhaberriague, Lucía


Phone: (+34) 607 982 141




Since obtaining my Bachelors’ degrees in Archaeology (UCM, 1997) and Conservation-Restoration (ESCRBC, 1997), I have worked as a conservator and preparator of different paleontological and archaeological materials. I have also started line of research on conservation and preparation, from which some publications and my PhD (2016) are derived.

I began in 1997 with a scholarship to work on Atapuerca materials (1997-2000), and ever since I have collaborated on this research project. Since 2003 I have worked as a conservator and preparator at the IPHES, working on the Atapuerca sites and many more sites and materials, especially on bone remains and lithics from Plio-Plistocene sites, among others el Barranc de la Boella (la Canonja, Tarragona) and el Camp dels Ninots (Caldes de Malavella, Girona), el Tossal de la Font (Castellò), la Cansaladeta (Tarragona), Santa Ana (Cáceres). My work consists of preparing and undertaking treatments on materials, throughout the whole process, from the site to the laboratory. I also give advice about conservation techniques to the excavation teams as well as coordinating other conservators’ work both in the field laboratories and at the IPHES.

I have taken part in several courses and conferences, including the Conservation subject at postgraduate level (Master's Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, between 2004 and 2015).

My primary concerns are to improve the methodology of remedial conservation, particularly of fossils and lithic artifacts  in order to contribute to establish more solid criteria to treat this kind of materials.