Martín Rodríguez, Patricia

Ethnoarchaeology and Zooarchaeology Technician



My research focuses on the study of the implementation of livestock practices in the west Mediterranean, with a special emphasis on the Iberian Peninsula. It also pays special attention to the economic and social impact that the introduction of domestic animals had on prehistoric groups. With this aim, I work using different methodologies based on zooarchaeology, taphonomy, ethnoarchaeology and isotopy.

I participate in different research projects focused on the analysis of sites in the northeast and the Northern Plateau of the Iberian Peninsula and Sicily, collaborating with different institutions (University of Palermo, Universitat Atònoma de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Institució Milà i Fontanals-CSIC, etc.). I have been a member of the Atapuerca Research Team since 2006.

I obtained my PhD at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Nov. 2015), in the Quaternary and Prehistory PhD Programme, with cum laude mention, obtaining the Extraordinary PhD Award. My doctoral thesis focused on the study of the evolution of early husbandry management in the Northern Plateau.

Between 2018 and 2021, I was the beneficiary of a postdoctoral contract Juan de la Cierva-Training at the University of Barcelona (FJCI-2016-29045). Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at IPHES, under Maria de Maeztu excellence program.

Aware of the importance of bringing my research closer to the scientific community and the general public, I participate in different dissemination actions. These include those aimed at highlighting the role of women in science and those focused on promoting cultural and traditional heritage among children. I am currently leading a FECYT project focused in the integration of shepherds and shepherdesses in the scientific process.