Marqueta Madrid, Mario

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 982 079



Sponsor: FI Agaur Grant

Graduated in Archaeology in 2019 at UB (Universitat de Barcelona). In 2021 I finished the Master's Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) at URV (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).

Currently, I am the beneficiary of a Predoctoral Fellowship (FI-AGAUR-2022) supervised by Dr. Rosa Huguet and Dr. Carmen Núñez-Lahuerta. My PhD is focused on the relationship between hominins and birds throughout the Pleistocene and early Holocene in different archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula. Through zooarchaeological and taphonomic methodology, it will be possible to determine the origin of the bird remains in each assemblage. In addition, my research is also complemented with a neo-taphonomic approach, characterising consumption patterns on remains of actual birds by predators such as eagles or owls.