Marginedas Miró, Francesc

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 981 850


Sponsor: FPI Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Grant


Graduated with honours in 2018 for my bachelor degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution at the Rovira and Virgili University (URV, Tarragona), I continued my formation in 2020 finishing the Erasmus Mundus master's degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution amongst the URV and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris).

In 2021 I received an FPI fellowship (PRE2020-091974) under the framework of Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence at IPHES to carry on my PhD dissertation in taphonomy applied to cannibalized human remains.

My doctoral project is called Processing of human bodies in archaeological contexts of cannibalism, supervised by Dr Palmira Saladié and Dr Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo. This research focuses on the characterization and identification of human-induced modifications on the bone surface associated with the butchery of bodies for consumption. The localization of these modifications allows us to deduce in which practices they correspond. We also apply new technologies, such as the GIS system, to analyse the distribution and frequency of these modifications and infer in what context they belong.